Brussels/Kiev, Aug. 29
Western leaders are to mull further steps against Russia in the coming days including sanctions, after satellite images backed up NATO’s allegation that Russian combat forces are engaging in mi...
Geneva/Baghdad, Aug. 26
Mass killings, systematic rape and enslavement have become the calling cards of the Sunni extremist group Islamic State in the parts of Iraq it now controls, the top UN human rights official sa...
Gaza City, Aug 23
Three Palestinians were killed and 10 injured in an Israeli airstrike on a house in central Gaza, medics and witnesses said early on Saturday.
Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qed...
August 22, 2014
Our soldiers fought in this war, yet we know so little of it, or those who suffered under its heel »
Cairo, Aug 19
Israel and Palestine have agreed to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours to allow more time for negotiating a lasting truce, a Palestinian official has said.
The truce aims at...
Moscow, Aug 18
Russia today said that “certain progress” was reached on all issues discussed at Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin between the two countries’ foreign ministers and their counterparts from Germany and...
August 15, 2014
Line drawings by SL Parasher of refugees at a camp in Ambala (1947-49) tell the human story of Partition »
Jerusalem, Aug 13
Israel threatened to wipe out Hamas if the current truce in Gaza collapsed as time ran out today on the 72-hour ceasefire with no breakthrough in indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian neg...
Kabul, Aug 30
Taliban militants today attacked an Afghan intelligence service office in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least three people in a bomb and gun assault, officials said.“The attack...
Jammu, Aug 27
A day after India lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating ceasefire violations, the two sides will hold sector commander-level flag meeting today to defuse the situation on the border.
Tel Aviv, Aug. 26
Israeli warplanes destroyed a 13—storey building in Gaza City, according to reports in Palestinian media including the news agency Safa.
The Basha Tower was reportedly evacuated before th...
United Nations, Aug 23
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern over a Russian aid convoy crossing the border into Ukraine without permission, asking all sides to exercise restraint and avoid escalation as any un...
Gaza City, Aug 21
The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over.“...
Islamabad, Aug 18
Pakistan’s capital market has suffered a loss of around Rs 350 billion due to anti- government protests which have entered the fifth day today. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that the p...
August 15, 2014
When faced with an insurmountable loss, what can a State and its people do? »
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories), Aug 14
Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza early today, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.The resu...
Tel Aviv, Aug. 12
Negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian officials to reach a comprehensive and lasting ceasefire agreement were set to resume Tuesday in Cairo, as a 72-hour truce was holding for a second day...