Laura King

Los Angeles Times

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Kabul-based correspondent for the Los Angeles Times

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After seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, there is peace today in Israel and Gaza. Israel and Hamas agreed to an indefinite ceasefire yesterday.

Will Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Hold?

After seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, there is peace today in Israel and Gaza. Israel and Hamas agreed to an indefinite ceasefire yesterday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In another demonstration of continued strength today, insurgents attacked a luxury hotel on a lake near Kabul where some 300 elite Afghans were holding a party.

Taliban Attack Hotel outside Kabul

In another demonstration of continued strength today, insurgents attacked a luxury hotel on a lake near Kabul where some 300 elite Afghans were holding a party.

from To the Point

The Taliban have said they'll only talk peace with the US, claiming Afghanistan's President Karzai is no more than an American puppet.

Momentum for Taliban Peace Talks Grows

The Taliban have said they'll only talk peace with the US, claiming Afghanistan's President Karzai is no more than an American puppet.

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