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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Lakhdar Brahimi

Jan 31, 2014 — It's hoped that the talks will resume on Feb. 10. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says a "wide" gap remains between the Assad regime and the Syrian opposition. But he believes they may agree on more than they realize.
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Dec 23, 2012 — Syrian activists are reporting that a government airstrike has killed tens of people at a bakery near the central city of Hama. As the situation continues to worsen, special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is arriving in Damascus for talks with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
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Nov 6, 2012 — U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says there's so much warfare that Syria may be broken for years. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could be given safe passage out of his country.
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Oct 24, 2012 — But other ceasefire deals have quickly fallen apart, and it isn't clear that the Syrian regime has signed on to this latest effort. If there is a truce, it is supposed to last through the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday.
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Sep 24, 2012 — Lakhdar Brahimi made the comments as the Syrian government unleashed another attack on Aleppo.
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Aug 17, 2012 — Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and longtime U.N. troubleshooter, will try to broker a peace between the Assad regime and its opponents.
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