German Foreign Minister told the country's ambassador to NATO on Wednesday to approve Turkey's official request for NATO patriot missiles to be stationed near Turkish-Syrian border to help defend it from attacks.
United Nations World Food Program has announced that it would soon provide emergency food assistance for about 350 families in the Gaza Strip whose houses were destroyed in recent Israeli attacks.
Russia will send forensics experts to help examine the body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
The world powers are committed to hold new round of talks with Iran "as soon as possible," a spokesperson of the European Union said.
Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and commended Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for leading the efforts to reach the ceasefire.
Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have reached a cease-fire agreement to end eight days of fighting.
A military cargo plane crashed near a Sanaa airport on Wednesday, killing all 10 people on board, officials and witnesses told Xinhua.
A rally was held Tuesday afternoon to protest Israel's offensive in Gaza, with calls for ending all US aid to Israel.
Britain has decided to recognize the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
Eight Palestinians were killed and several others injured on Tuesday evening in the ongoing intensive Israeli war jets airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, medical sources and witnesses said.
France ended its last combat mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday, withdrawing troops from a strategic province northeast of Kabul.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday and pledged to work for a truce in the Gaza Strip "in the days ahead".