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Israel agrees to four-hour lull in fighting in Gaza

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 07:59

As Israel continues to hit Hamas weapon sites which are generally hidden among civilian places, with the latest target being a UNWRA school in Gaza, its Foreign Ministry tweeted that Hamas continues the practice of storing weapons in UN school.

Egyptian soldier, 8 militants killed in raid on hideout

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 04:45

An Egyptian soldier and 8 suspected militants were killed in an exchange of fire between the two sides in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Gaza death toll passes 1,200 amid latest talk of truce

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 04:21

The Palestine Liberation Organisation expressed readiness for a Gaza truce and Washington said Israel had sought help Tuesday in calming a 22-day conflict that has killed more than 1,200 people in the enclave.

Chile summons ambassador over Gaza offensive

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 02:49

Chile`s government is summoning its ambassador home from Tel Aviv for consultations and is condemning what it calls the worsening of Israel`s military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Kerry says he`s not worried by criticism in Israel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry today said that widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas do not worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to.

Israel knocks out Gaza power plant, digs in for long fight

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:15

Israel knocked out Gaza`s only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict.

Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 20:49

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.

Moeen Ali banned from wearing ` Save Gaza` wristbands for England

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 16:22

English all-rounder Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” wristbands in the remainder of the third Test against India in Southampton. ICC match referee David Boon inflicted the decision upon Ali.

US, Israel, and their ties that bind

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:32

US politicians mired in Washington gridlock agree on virtually nothing these days. Nothing, it seems, apart from their unquestioned support for Israel.

US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:05

The US is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.

Gaza`s sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:58

Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip`s only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.

Iran`s Khamenei compares Israel to "rabid dog, wild wolf", says Islamic world must arm Hamas

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:49

Rubbishing US and UN calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for re-arming of Palestinian militant group Hamas.