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USAID halts aid to Gaza: U.S. official

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — USAID is halting humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip over alleged meddling by the radical Palestinian group Hamas, a US official said on Friday. “We deeply regret that USAID-funded partner organisations operating in Gaza are forced by Hamas?s actions to suspend their assistance work,” the official…

Israeli probe: Gaza flotilla raid was ‘legal’

JERUSALEM — An Israeli probe ruled Sunday that a deadly May 2010 raid on a flotilla of Gaza-bound aid ships, which killed nine Turkish activists and soured ties with Ankara, did not violate international law. However, a Turkish probe into the incident, which also released its preliminary findings Sunday, ruled…

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