Apr 23, 2014 — The Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas say they will attempt to form a unity government and end a seven-year rift. Previous efforts to resolve their feud have failed.
Nov 5, 2013 — Also: Catherine Chung on being an "Asian-American writer;" Lucy Hughes-Hallett wins the Samuel Johnson Prize; new poems from Diana Chien.
Oct 13, 2013 — Israeli military officials announced Sunday that they have discovered an underground tunnel that leads from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel. They say the tunnel could have been used for an attack against Israelis.
Jul 26, 2013 — The charges against the ousted Egyptian leader stem from his 2011 escape from prison in the final days of the Hosni Mubarak regime.
Jun 4, 2013 — Palestinians convicted of working for Israel's security forces face harsh punishment, which can include vigilante justice. Hamas, the Islamic group that runs the Gaza Strip, has been waging a campaign to crack down on Palestinian collaborators, or informants.
May 17, 2013 — The Islamic group Hamas runs the Gaza Strip and controls the police force. A number of young men say police plucked them from the street and shaved their heads recently, apparently because the officers didn't approve of their hairstyles.
Nov 22, 2012 — Several people, including an Arab Israeli, was arrested in connection with Wednesday's bombing that wounded 27 people. All those arrested were linked to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Nov 21, 2012 — Talk of a cease-fire had been shattered by an attack in Israel and more airstrikes on targets in Gaza. But in Egypt, which had been trying to broker a truce, a deal was announced. Will it last?
Nov 11, 2012 — The shots — the first that Israel has fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War — come just days after a Syrian mortar shell hit a target inside the Israel-occupied Golan Heights. Israel noted the Syrian firing was part of that country's civil war. Separately, Israel also said it was ready to respond to a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza.
Oct 2, 2012 — Syria gave the Hamas leader shelter for years. Now Syria has denounced him in withering terms, a sign of the changing alliances in the Middle East.