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Obama signs funding package for Israel's Iron Dome

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday granting an additional $225 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars for Israel's Iron Dome …

Israel, Palestinians Agree to New Cease-Fire Over Gaza: Officials

A three-day cease-fire agreed to by Israeli and Palestinian representatives meeting in Egypt has begun. Officials of both sides confirmed the agreement to NBC News on Monday as fighting resumed shortly after a seven-hour humanitarian break ended.<p>Israel was planning to pull its ground forces out of …

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Israel: Soldier reported captured was 'killed in battle'

The soldier that Israel claimed Hamas militants captured Friday, as a temporary cease-fire to the conflict in Gaza rapidly unraveled, is dead, Israel's military said.<p>"Lieutenant Hadar Goldin ... was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday, August 1," the Israel Defense Forces announced early …

Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

RAS AJDIR, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya on Friday after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, …

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

Shelling continued in the Gaza Strip minutes before the ceasefire began at 8am local time and four Palestinians reported killed by Israeli tank fire<p>A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict. The United …

Without Realizing It, Russian Soldiers Are Proving Vladimir Putin Is Lying About Eastern Ukraine

But in the case of some Russian soldiers, their urge to share has serious geopolitical consequences, as a few have been revealing their presence in or near eastern Ukraine whether they realize it or not.<p>It's an open secret that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are linked to Russian …

Taiwan gas blast kills 15, injures 243: local media | Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) - An explosion caused by a gas leak in the southern Taiwanese city Kaohsiung has killed 15 people and injured another 243, Taiwanese media reported on Friday.<p>Wreckage of a damaged car is pictured after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, August 1, 2014. …

Israel Offers 'Humanitarian Window' After 15 Killed at UN Gaza School

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>1:46 p.m.:</b> Well, the reports were premature. The White House is not condemning Israel for the …

This Video Shows Hamas Fighters Using Tunnels To Attack A Post Inside Israel

\Hamas's tunnel network has emerged as a major focus of Israel's ground campaign in the Gaza Strip. The tunnels extend from under populated areas to the other side of Gaza's border with Israel, and were reportedly part of plans for a major attack Hamas was planning for the Jewish holiday of Rosh …

Israeli strikes kill more than 100, knock out power station in Gaza

Israeli forces unleashed some of the most intense bombardments of the 3-week-old war with Hamas on Tuesday, flattening the home of the militant group's top political leader in the Gaza Strip, damaging the offices of an affiliated television station and knocking out the densely populated coastal …

As the War in Gaza Grows, Only Ruins May Be Left

<i>Updated July 30, 6:06 a.m. ET</i><p>Israeli officials have said in the past week that their main goal in the war against Hamas in Gaza is to destroy as many …

Anarchy in Libya: Tripoli Fuel Depot Ablaze After Rocket Attack

TRIPOLI, Libya - A rocket hit a fuel storage tank containing 1.5 million gallons of gasoline, triggering a major blaze as rival brigades of former rebels fought for control of Tripoli's main airport. A huge cloud of black smoke billowed across the capital's skyline on Monday and Libya's government …

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Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097092_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527444087_2bc1238d6de15dbbe050c66093245e54<p><b>A reclusive Hamas commander has rejected suggestions the Palestinian militants are ready for a ceasefire with Israel to end violence in Gaza.</b><p>In an …

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Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.<p>The new sanctions, which U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders …

Female bombers target Nigeria trade show, petrol station, three dead | Reuters

KANO Nigeria (Reuters) - Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said.<p>Security personnel seal the scene of a bomb …

Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

BEIRUT (AP) — More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, …

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border | Reuters

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.<p>The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died …

Gaza crisis: Netanyahu warns of extended military campaign ahead

Israeli prime minister omits talk of ceasefire Officials: at least 10 killed in Gaza camp and hospital attacks Nine Israeli soldiers killed, army says

UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire …

Israel-Gaza conflict: Obama and Pope call for peace as child death toll rises

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis issue separate calls for peace as conflict between Israel and Hamas claims 218th child victim, according to Unicef figures<p>President Barack Obama has urged Israel to halt the Gaza offensive immediately, as new figures showed that 218 Palestinian children have …

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hundreds are attending the funeral of a well-known Palestinian journalist in Gaza who died after covering mass protests along the Israel border.<p>Yasser Murtaja died Saturday from a gunshot wound sustained while filming Friday in an area engulfed in thick black smoke …

U.S. releases images showing Russia firing into Ukraine

The United States released a series of satellite images Sunday that appear to support its claims that Russian forces have fired across the border into Ukraine to support rebels there, suggesting a new level of direct Russian involvement in the conflict.<p>The images show artillery and rocket-blast …

Police visit to Malaysia Airlines debris field canceled

Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.<p>The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by …

Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns

Yatseniuk quits as he berates parliament for failing to pass law to increase army financing and regulate country's energy situation<p>Ukraine's prime minister has resigned after the governing coalition collapsed, in a sign that five months after the Maidan protests led to a change of government, the …

Algeria lost contact with Air Algerie aircraft: APS state news agency

ALGIERS (Reuters) - French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed carrying 110 passengers, nearly half of them French, from Burkina Faso to Algiers.<p>French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said authorities …