Monday, July 28, 2014
The Islamist Hamas movement on Sunday belatedly accepted diplomatic calls for an extension of a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza shortly after Israel said it was resuming its devastating military assault.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The United States on Saturday evacuated its embassy staff in Libya as they faced a “real risk” from fierce fighting in Tripoli and warned all Americans in the country to leave “immediately.”
The family of a Pakistani boy whose arms were severed in an alleged assault by the son of a locally powerful landlord vowed Friday to fight for justice and accused authorities of trying to bury the case.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.
Israeli fire pushed the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to above 800 Friday, as the U.S. and U.N. pressed Israel and Hamas to agree a humanitarian ceasefire and thrash out a durable truce.
An Australian Al-Jazeera journalist will appeal his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
The Washington Post said Thursday its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian appeared to have been detained in Iran with his wife and two freelance photojournalists.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as they struggle to form a new government.
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.