Hamas accepts 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

2014-07-28 20:36:05

Islamic Hamas movement announced on Sunday that it has agreed with the Palestinian factions to accept a UN-proposed ceasefire for 24 hours in the Gaza Strip.

Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms

2014-07-27 09:03:00

Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory.

Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce

2014-07-26 18:05:40

Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip agreed to a UN request for a pause in fighting and efforts proceeded to secure a long-term ceasefire moved ahead.

Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American

2014-07-25 10:40:16

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire in Ramallah

2014-07-25 09:58:47

Two Palestinians have been killed and around 80 others injured by Israeli fire during confrontations in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian medical sources said.

Lawmakers elect Fuad Masoum as Iraq president

2014-07-24 21:34:09

Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday elected Fuad Masoum as the new president of Iraq, signalling important progress in forming a new government.

Israeli army arrests 150 suspected Hamas members in Gaza

2014-07-24 21:08:10

Israel apprehended 150 alleged Hamas members overnight Thursday in Gaza, as it widens a 17-day military campaign despite international calls for cease-fire.

Two foreign women shot dead in west Afghanistan

2014-07-24 17:28:22

Two foreign aid workers were shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Herat city, the provincial capital of western Afghanistan's Herat province on Thursday.

Up to 62 killed in attack on prisoner convoy near Baghdad

2014-07-24 17:02:57

At least 52 prisoners and 10 policemen were killed in a bomb and gunfire attack on a convoy transferring prison inmates near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday morning, a police source said.

Attack on bus in Iraq kills 51 prisoners, 9 policemen

2014-07-24 15:40:26

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus in Iraq killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said.

UN to inquire into human rights violations in Gaza

2014-07-24 14:02:24

Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday entered 17th day without any sign of truce between Israel and Palestine, which prompted the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to launch an inquiry into human rights violations from Israeli military offensive.

Death toll in Gaza mounts to 701

2014-07-24 09:31:28

The death toll of the Israeli offensive which started on July 8, has mounted to 701, spokesman of the health ministry Ashraf al- Qedra told Xinhua, adding some 4,500 others have been injured.