Friday, July 25, 2014
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged Thursday near the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, as countries that lost 298 citizens in the disaster moved to deploy their police to secure the impact zone.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took his truce mission to Israel Wednesday as the conflict in Gaza entered its 16th day and world airlines suspended flights over rocket fears.
For the first time since an unprecedented diplomatic rift among Gulf powerhouses, Qatar's emir flew to Saudi Arabia late Tuesday in a surprise visit and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts that have yet to bring an end to 15 days of war in the Gaza Strip.
Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The U.N. chief and Washington's top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo on Tuesday to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinians.
Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel.
Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested 55 senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged corruption and abuse of office, the latest apparent crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Washington and the United Nations demanded an “immediate cease-fire” in Gaza on Monday as Israel pressed a blistering assault on the enclave, pushing the Palestinian death toll to 514.
Iran has eliminated all its most sensitive nuclear material in line with an interim deal struck with world powers, a new U.N. atomic agency report showed Monday.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The U.N. Security Council emerged from an emergency session late Sunday on the worsening situation in Gaza expressing "serious concern" about the rising civilian death toll and demanding an immediate end to the fighting.