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Ceasefire Between Israel Gaza Starts Today

Ceasefire Between Israel Gaza Starts Today

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:14

A 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip brokered by Egypt came into effect Tuesday. Just minutes before the ceasefire, air raid sirens sounded in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as Hamas militants fired a barrage of rockets at central Israel, AFP correspondents said. Similarly, in ...

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US Appalled by Latest Shelling on Gaza UN School

US Appalled by Latest Shelling on Gaza UN School

Monday, August 4, 2014 11:56

The United States said it was "appalled" by the shelling of another UN school in Gaza Sunday and called for a "full and prompt" investigation. [caption id="attachment_38312" align="alignright" width="360"] Jen Psaki[/caption] State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki did ...

Three Days Gaza Truce Goes into Effect

Three Days Gaza Truce Goes into Effect

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:40

A 72-hour truce agreed by Israel and Gaza militants started Friday at 0500 GMT, with diplomats hoping it will pave the way for a longer-term halt to hostilities. [caption id="attachment_38289" align="alignright" width="384"] Gaza[/caption] AFP journalists in Gaza said that ...

Two Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

Two Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:56

Two Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza fighting on Friday, taking the total number of military deaths since the start of ground operations there to 37. "Yesterday evening two Israel Defence Forces soldiers were killed in combat in the Gaza Strip," an army statement said. [caption id="attachment_38269" align="alignnone" width="586"]...

Israel and Hamas Declare 12-hour Gaza Ceasefire

Israel and Hamas Declare 12-hour Gaza Ceasefire

Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:53

The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas were set on Saturday to start a 12-hour ceasefire at 8:00am local time, but a longer-term truce remained elusive. [caption id="attachment_38265" align="alignright" width="384"] Gaza[/caption] Hamas said that it and other militant ...

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US Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel

US Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:39

The US national aviation authority lifted a ban on American flights to Israel late Wednesday, but warned of a "very fluid situation" amid intense fighting in the Gaza Strip. [caption id="attachment_38249" align="alignright" width="360"]...

Pakistani - Indian Top Diplomats to Meet in August

Pakistani – Indian Top Diplomats to Meet in August

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:35

The foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India are set to meet in Islamabad next month in the neighbouring countries' latest attempt at improving ties. [caption id="attachment_38245" align="alignnone" width="600"] Pakistani - Indian[/caption] The proposed meeting, announced by Pakistan's foreign office ...

Palestinians Plead for UN Action to Stop Israels Gaza Massacre

Palestinians Plead for UN Action to Stop Israels Gaza Massacre

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:06

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations held up photographs of children slain in Gaza and read out names of the dead on Tuesday as he pleaded for action from the Security Council. [caption id="attachment_38219" align="alignright" width="384"] Palestinians[/caption] “On ...

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Palestinian Toll in Gaza Rises to 476

Palestinian Toll in Gaza Rises to 476

Monday, July 21, 2014 10:14

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the latest round of Gaza violence rose to 476, medics said, after announcing the deaths of 38 people early Monday. [caption id="attachment_38190" align="alignright" width="360"] Palestinian[/caption] Emergency services spokesman for the ...

295 Dead Malaysian Jet Crash in Ukraine

295 Dead Malaysian Jet Crash in Ukraine

Friday, July 18, 2014 11:29

A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. [caption id="attachment_38170" align="alignright" width="360"]...