Air Algerie flight AH5017 wreckage 'found in Mali'
2014-07-24 20:29:19 UTC
The wreckage of Air Algérie flight AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algeria, which disappeared from radar with 116 people on board, has been discovered in Tilemsi, Mali, it was claimed on Thursday. However, searches were later said to be continuing.
Gaza Bloodbath: Israel attacks UN school, Kills at Least 16
2014-07-24 17:40:07 UTC
Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 16 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.
Pools of blood soiled the school ...
Hamas: Gaza blockade must end before ceasefire
2014-07-24 07:03:55 UTC
The leader of Islamist militant group Hamas has said there can be no ceasefire to ease the conflict in Gaza without an end to Israel's blockade.
Khaled Meshaal said Hamas would continue to reject a lasting ceasefire until its conditions were me...
UK investigators to examine MH17 flight data
2014-07-24 06:57:29 UTC
UK investigators are to start examining the flight data recorder from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch in Farnborough will start the process almost a week after the plane crashed in eastern Ukraine.
Top rebel commander 'admits' rebels had Buk missile system
2014-07-24 06:37:46 UTC
A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has reportedly said that the armed separatist movement had control of a Buk missile system, which Kiev and western countries say was used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines plane last week.
MH17: Netherlands holds solemn ceremony for victims
2014-07-23 17:32:24 UTC
The Netherlands has received the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
Forty hearses left for the town of Hilversum where the formal identification process will begin.
UN warns of Israel's military actions in Gaza 'war crimes'
2014-07-23 17:00:11 UTC
The UN's top human rights official has condemned Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed.
Navi Pillay told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Israel's military o...
John Kerry flies to Israel to meet Netanyahu and Abbas
2014-07-23 16:44:11 UTC
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, has arrived in Tel Aviv for to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as fierce fighting continues in Gaza.
The move came as political leaders and diplomats held urgent talks in the region with the ...
MH17: Putin 'created conditions' | Separatists 'shot down'
2014-07-23 07:22:20 UTC
US intelligence officials accused Moscow of "creating the conditions" that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week over a part of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
But in a partia...
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two black boxes from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian experts
2014-07-22 07:21:12 UTC
A senior rebel leader signed them over to the Malaysian officials at a meeting in the city of Donetsk.
The handover came hours after the UN Security Council voted unanimously to demand immediate international access to the crash site.
MH17: UN demands immediate crash site access
2014-07-22 07:16:58 UTC
The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution demanding access to the crash site of a passenger plane downed over a rebel-held area in Ukraine.
Pro-Russian separatists earlier allowed bodies from the Malaysia Airlines crash to be taken to th...
Iran completes process of eliminating enriched uranium
2014-07-21 06:58:35 UTC
Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the UN nuclear agency says.
The conversion of its stock of 20%-enriched uranium was part of a deal to curb Iran's nuclear pro...
MH17: The evidence against Russia
2014-07-20 22:27:35 UTC
The fact is that only a few weeks ago, a convoy of 150 vehicles of artillery, armoured personnel carriers, multiple rocket launchers, tanks, crossed over from Russia into this area and these items were all turned over to the pro- Russia separatist...
MH17: All evidence points to pro-Russia separatists
2014-07-20 21:12:23 UTC
The secretary of state, John Kerry, said on Sunday that all the evidence surrounding the downed Malaysian passenger plane pointed a clear finger at Ukrainian separatists.
Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday talkshows to lay out the administ...
MH17 Crash: Pro-Russian Separatists Destroying Evidence
2014-07-19 15:33:31 UTC
Ukraine has accused pro-Russian militiamen at the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash of trying to destroy evidence of an "international crime".
For a second day, OSCE monitors at the scene have had their movements restricted by militiamen.
OSCE: Ukraine rebels 'limit investigation'
2014-07-19 08:15:56 UTC
A team of international observers say pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines plane.
An OSCE spokesman said access to the site had been controlled by armed men, with one firing shots into t...
'Many dead' after Boko Haram Islamist attacked Damboa
2014-07-19 08:05:28 UTC
Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attacked a town in north-east Nigeria.
Eyewitnesses told the BBC that half of Damboa had been burnt down, including the town's main market.
At least 18 bodies so far have...
Iran nuclear talks deadline extended
2014-07-19 08:19:19 UTC
Diplomats have agreed a four-month extension to the deadline for an agreement between Iran and world powers on Iran's nuclear programme.
The US says it will unblock $2.8bn in frozen Iranian funds, in return for Iran continuing to convert its st...
World celebrates 1st Mandela Day since icon´s death
2014-07-18 06:17:02 UTC
JOHANNESBURG: People around the world celebrating "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader´s death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.
For the past five years millions have volunt...
Obama Announces Expanded Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-17 04:57:52 UTC
The Obama administration is imposing new, deeper sanctions on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, targeting Russian banks and energy and defense firms.
“Given its continued provocations in Ukraine, today I have approved a new set of sanctio...
Hunger strikes at US secret prison
2014-07-17 04:56:59 UTC
Sometimes they stopped eating to protest unclean drinking water. Other times they stopped eating because their comrades were placed in segregated housing. Still other times they stopped eating out of dissatisfaction with their access to the Intern...
Israeli killed by mortar shell near Gaza border
2014-07-15 18:09:36 UTC
JERUSALEM — Egypt’s proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas collapsed Tuesday only a few hours after the Israelis had accepted it, as Palestinian militants in Gaza launched a barrage of rockets and Israel resumed its airstrikes. The Isr...
Afghanistan car bomb leaves at least 89 civilians dead
2014-07-15 17:45:38 UTC
A suicide attacker killed 89 people when he detonated a car filled with explosives in a crowded bazaar in eastern Afghanistan, the bloodiest insurgent attack on civilians for several years.
Dozens more were injured in a blast so big that it bro...
Ukraine's shelling could have irreversible consequences, says Russia
2014-07-14 07:51:02 UTC
Russia's foreign ministry says the Ukrainian army is responsible for the shelling that killed a man inside Russian territory, warning that the incident could have "irreversible consequences".
Russian investigators say a man was killed and a wom...
Iran nuclear talks deadline nears as foreign ministers gather in Vienna
2014-07-14 07:48:31 UTC
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, will press his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, to make "critical choices" in a second day of talks over Tehran's nuclear programme, according to an American official.
Kerry and Zarif met for two hours on...