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22 July 2014 09:34
Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week.<br /> <br /> The fighting in Donetsk served as a reminder of the dangers the experts face working in a......More
21 July 2014 11:05
The UN Security Council expressed concern at the escalation of violence in the Gaza conflict after meeting late on Sunday night to discuss almost two weeks of fighting between Israel and the Islamist Hamas group that has cost more than 400 lives.

"The members of the Security Council expressed......More
21 July 2014 09:26
More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighbourhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near two-week-old offensive.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern......More
21 July 2014 09:33
Germany's Angela Merkel challenged Moscow's attempt to pin the downing of a Malaysian airliner on Ukraine, pointing to Russia as a source of separatists' weapons.

But she said it was too soon to talk about retaliatory measures.

The chancellor said there was evidence that the Malaysian......More
18 July 2014 16:45
Israel announced the start of a Gaza ground campaign early this morning after 11 days of aerial and naval bombardments failed to stop persistent Palestinian rocket attacks, but it signalled the invasion would be limited in scope.
A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said he......More
18 July 2014 11:58
Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down on Thursday as it flew over the country, but Kiev and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
Plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village of Grabovo in eastern......More
18 July 2014 09:39
Palestinians rushed to shops and banks on Thursday during a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire that largely held, and an Israeli official said Egypt had proposed a permanent truce that would start on Friday.
But there was uncertainty about prospects for a full cessation of violence after the......More
18 July 2014 09:12
 Dozens of bodies were scattered around the smouldering wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a Reuters reporter said.

An emergency services rescue worker said at least 100 bodies had so far been found at the scene, near the village of Grabovo, and that......More
17 July 2014 12:27
Palestinians rushed to shops and banks on Thursday as a five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force, hours after the Israeli military said it had fought off gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

About a dozen Palestinian fighters tunnelled under the border, emerging......More
17 July 2014 12:17
President Barack Obama imposed the toughest U.S. sanctions yet on Russia, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over what Washington says is Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

By imposing penalties on Russia's largest oil producer......More
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