Thu, August 19, 2010

Gaza flotilla clash

Gaza-bound flotilla activists to arrive in Turkey: official

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said planes with activists from Turkey and other countries would arrive in Turkey late Wednesday night, semi- official Anatolia news agency reported. Full story


Activists dead as Israel storms ship

Israeli commandos storm a convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships, reporting that more than 10 of the activists aboard were killed.


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Mideast diplomacy in fast lane after Gaza flotilla episode

2010-06-09 03:19:43 GMT Xinhua English JERUSALEM, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The global village has put much of its effort of the last week into condemning Israel and trying to persuade the Jewish state to ease its grip on the Gaza Strip.

Israeli army to probe Gaza aid flotilla raid

2010-06-08 02:48:52 GMT Xinhua English JERUSALEM, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Monday that the army has decided to establish an inquiry panel into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla a week ago.

Israel releases Rachel Corrie aid ship crews

2010-06-06 13:37:42 GMT Xinhua English JERUSALEM, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Israel on Sunday released all crews aboard the Rachel Corrie aid ship.

Israeli FM links Gaza flotilla to Russian Chechen separatists

2010-06-04 17:39:35 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Organizers of the Gaza-bound aid flotilla intercepted this week by the Israeli navy have been connected closely to Russia's Chechen separatists, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told a Russian TV channel on Friday.

Turkish minister expects Israel to apologize

2010-06-04 02:55:37 GMT Xinhua English ISTANBUL, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Turkey expected Israel to apologize for its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a high- ranking government official said here Thursday in a statement.

Fidel Castro condemns Israeli attack on Gaza-bound flotilla

2010-06-03 05:51:25 GMT Xinhua English HAVANA, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Wednesday condemned the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound international aid flotilla.

Portuguese protest at Israeli embassy over flotilla raid

2010-06-03 03:10:41 GMT Xinhua English LISBON, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of people protested Wednesday outside the Israeli embassy here over the Israeli raid on a humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza.

UN chief to undertake investigation on aid flotilla raid

2010-06-02 18:55:46 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is expected to undertake an investigation over Israel's deadly attack against a humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza, the president of the UN Security Council said here Wednesday.

Anger as Turkey buries flotilla dead

2010-06-04 07:45:07 GMT Funeral prayers take place for the nine pro-Palestinian activists flown home on Thursday.

Israel frees flotilla activists

2010-06-03 07:42:45 GMT Israel frees hundreds of foreign activists on board Gaza-bound ships, amid mounting international criticism.

Flotilla blame game continues

2010-06-02 07:19:51 GMT Israel prepares to transfer some aid from Turkish-backed aid ships to Gaza, as Israeli commandos and activists continue to blame one another over the deadly flotilla raid.

Protests over Israeli raid on aid Flotilla

2010-06-01 07:16:28 GMT Street protests have sprung in the Middle East and elsewhere in response to Israel's storming of an aid flotilla bound for Gaza despite Tel Aviv's blockade.