Israel agrees to extend Gaza ceasefire

2014-08-07 08:49:22

Israel has agreed to extend the ongoing ceasefire with the Gaza-ruling Hamas movement, the Egyptian state TV reported late on Wednesday.

Ceasefire agreed in Lebanese border town battle

2014-08-06 10:30:38

A 24-hour ceasefire was agreed on Tuesday to halt fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants who seized a border town at the weekend, in the most serious spillover of Syria's three-year civil war into Lebanon.

Calm restores in Gaza amid 72-hour ceasefire

2014-08-06 10:04:25

Calm restored in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Israel and Gaza militants led by Hamas movement accepted a 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt after more than four weeks of fighting that killed 1,867 Palestinians and 64 Israelis.

US general killed in Afghanistan

2014-08-06 09:56:06

Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a United States Army general was killed on the day by an individual believed to be a member of the Afghan security forces who fired into a group of coalition troops.

33 Taliban militants killed in Afghan raids

2014-08-05 17:07:29

About 33 Taliban militants were killed while 15 others injured during military operations across Afghanistan since early Monday.

Hamas, Israel begin new 72-hour ceasefire

2014-08-05 16:43:38

A 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip came into effect at 8 am local time Tuesday, marking the latest attempt to stop the Israeli-Palestinian clashes after previous efforts ended in failure.

Kurdish forces retake town from insurgents

2014-08-05 11:22:36

Iraq's air force is supporting Kurdish fighters with airstrikes as the latter ramp up their campaign against Sunni militants from the Islamic State by retaking a town captured the day before by the Sunni insurgents, an Iraqi military spokesman and a Kurdish security official said.

Palestinians, Israel agree 72-hour truce

2014-08-05 09:36:48

A Palestinian delegation in Cairo that includes Gaza-ruling Hamas movement agreed a 72-hour truce starting from 05:00 GMT of Tuesday, head of the delegation Azzam al-Ahmed said in a statement on Monday evening.

Lebanese army battles Syrian militants

2014-08-04 16:29:55

Hundreds of Lebanese civilians are fleeing an eastern border town that was overrun by militants from neighboring Syria as Lebanese troops fight to liberate the area.

China FM urges ceasefire in Gaza with five-point proposal

2014-08-04 09:20:03

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged both Israel and Hamas to stop the ongoing fighting, and offered $1.5 million emergency aid to Gaza.

Israel announces 7-hour humanitarian truce

2014-08-04 09:26:06

The Israeli military announced that it will hold fire for seven hours Monday in parts of the Gaza Strip to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and for displaced Palestinians to return to their homes.

China FM urges cease-fire in Gaza with five-point proposal

2014-08-04 09:20:03

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged on Sunday both Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas to stop the ongoing fighting, calling on Israel to lift its blockade of the restive enclave and release the Palestinians.