Netanyahu: We will continue 'until mission is accomplished'
2014-07-28 19:47:35 UTC
The war in Gaza erupted afresh on Monday as Israel warned of a protracted military campaign to destroy cross-border tunnels and disarm Hamas and other militant groups.
"We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplish...
UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza
2014-07-28 06:31:45 UTC
The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza.
An emergency session backed a statement calling for a truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr "and beyond".
Both the Palestinian and...
Satellite images 'show Russian rocket fire into Ukraine'
2014-07-28 05:58:31 UTC
The US on Sunday released satellite images it said backed up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border.
A four-page document released by the State De...
Israel has accepted a 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza
2014-07-26 22:47:22 UTC
Israel has accepted a UN request for a 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza, but warns the army will act if it is breached by Palestinian militants.
A crisis cabinet meeting extended Saturday's truce until midnight on Sunday (21:00 GMT).
The move comes...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies
2014-07-26 22:32:39 UTC
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC.
Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday.
Since February, ...
US evacuates embassy staff from Libya due to militia clashes
2014-07-26 22:26:48 UTC
The US says it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns.
Staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been transferred to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting...
Barack Obama banned from entering Chechnya
2014-07-26 22:22:13 UTC
Although Russia has not responded to US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there is one part of the country he is now barred from entering: Chechnya.
On Saturday Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of...
Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'
2014-07-25 22:33:43 UTC
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12-hour pause in hostilities in Gaza, reports say.
The truce is due to begin at 0800 local time (0500 GMT). Efforts to negotiate a seven-day ceasefire are still ongoing.
Earlier US Secretary of State John Ke...
MH17 crash: Russia says sanctions against us are illegal
2014-07-25 08:55:23 UTC
The west is imposing "illegal, unreasonable and counter-productive" sanctions against Russia based on internet forgeries that do not prove any of its missiles shot down the Malaysian airliner, the Russian ambassador to London has said.
US evidence: Russia fired artillery into Ukraine
2014-07-25 08:28:55 UTC
The US says it has evidence that Russia has fired artillery across the border targeting Ukrainian military positions.
Russia also intends "to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, th...
Jerusalem protests: Kills at least 2 and 200 wounded
2014-07-25 08:20:30 UTC
At least two Palestinians have been killed and 200 wounded in the West Bank during protests against Israel's campaign in Gaza, officials say.
About 10,000 protesters marched from Ramallah towards East Jerusalem, where they were met by Israeli f...
Germany: Russia should be stripped of World Cup 2018 after MH17 attack
2014-07-24 21:07:33 UTC
“Firstly, the safety of players and fans cannot be guaranteed” in Russia, said Bernd Fabritius, an MP. “And secondly, a country that behaves like a rogue state should not be rewarded with such an international media event.”
The calls served to un...
India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth
2014-07-24 20:40:01 UTC
Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the...
Air Algerie AH5017: 'No survivors' from crash in Mali
2014-07-25 21:58:21 UTC
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Mr Hollande said one flight data recorder had been recovered, after French troops reached the crash site near M...
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 ...
Militants 'kill 60' in ambush on Iraq prison convoy
2014-07-24 07:37:59 UTC
Suicide attackers have mounted a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
Roadside bombs exploded as the convoy was taking the prisoners from the town of Taji to the ca...
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...
Lowest deeds from loftiest heights
2014-07-23 07:10:45 UTC
<strong>Israel’s 'heroic' pilots push buttons and joysticks, battling the weakest and most helpless of people.</strong>
They are the most articulate, polished, brilliant and educated of soldiers. They study at the best universities during the c...
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.