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France hosts international meet for Gaza truce

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 19:22

France Saturday held an international meeting on ways to end the bloodshed and secure a long-term cease fire in the Gaza Strip where an Israeli military offensive has killed hundreds of Palestinians.

At least 76 bodies pulled from Gaza rubble in truce: Medics

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 16:03

The bodies of at least 76 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble across the Gaza Strip in the first few hours of a 12-hour humanitarian truce Saturday, medics said.

Top diplomats call for extension to 12-hour Gaza truce as toll crosses 1000

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:37

US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East gathered in Paris Saturday called for an extension to a temporary truce currently in force between Israel and Hamas.

Gaza death toll spirals towards 1,000 amid 12-hour truce

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 13:50

Gaza residents on Saturday used a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed to by Israel and Hamas on a UN request to pull out several bodies from mounds of rubble and metal of bombed homes, as the Palestinian death toll climbed to nearly 1,000.

Single Israeli strike before truce kills 20: Medics

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:57

An Israeli air strike in southern Gaza hours before a humanitarian truce was declared killed 20 people, including 11 children, most of them from a single family, medics said.

Israeli shells kills 18 Gazans of a single family: Health Ministry

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:20

Israeli tank shelling killed 18 Palestinians from a single family in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said, shortly before a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas went into effect.

Israeli airstrike kills eight in Gaza

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 09:38

At least eight people were killed and 10 injured Saturday in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, taking the toll in Gaza since the beginning of an Israeli offensive July 8 to 878.

Israel and Hamas declare 12-hour Gaza truce

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 09:35

The Israeli military and Hamas said on Saturday that they would observe a 12-hour ceasefire from 8:00 am (0500 GMT), but a longer-term truce remained elusive for now.

Two Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza fighting: Army

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 09:17

Two Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza fighting on Friday, taking the total number of military deaths since the start of ground operations there to 37.

Gaza 12-hour humanitarian truce enters into force

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 09:04

A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday, the 19th day of a conflict that has killed hundreds.

Muslims pray in Gaza church as bombs fall ahead of Eid

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:22

For Gaza resident Mahmud Khalaf, it was a bizarre new experience, prostrating himself for his daily Muslim prayers beneath the gaze of an icon of Jesus Christ.

UN body concerned about impact of Gaza violence on women

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:53

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Friday expressed its deep concern about the impact of the ongoing Gaza conflict on women`s health and access to safe births.