Two policemen killed in tunnel collapse in Egypt

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed when a smuggling tunnel connecting Sinai and Gaza Strip collapsed on Saturday.

Palestinians still two votes short for UN resolution

West Bank officials say the Palestinians don't yet have a majority in the UN Security Council for a resolution that would set a November 2016 deadline for ending Israel's occupation.

Arab League chief to lead delegation to Gaza

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi will lead a ministerial delegation to war-ravaged Gaza on October 23, an official said on Thursday.

In Gaza, UN chief pledges to stand by Palestinians

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in the Gaza Strip Tuesday and met members of the Palestinian unity government. He said his organisation stands with the Palestinian people.

Israel to lift Gaza siege after Hamas ''neutralised''

 Israel would lift the eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip only after the Islamist group of Hamas is "neutralised", President Reuven Rivlin has told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Palestinian PM urges donors to keep Gaza pledges

The Palestinian Prime Minister on Monday urged international donor nations to honor their pledges to send billions of dollars to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after a devastating 50-day war against Israel, warning that similar promises in the past have come up empty.

Ban Ki-moon slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed Israeli settlement building and warned against "provocations" at Jerusalem's holy sites, calling for renewed peace talks to avoid further conflict with the Palestinians.

India offers USD 4 mn for Gaza reconstruction

India has committed USD 4 million for Gaza reconstruction in response to the recovery plan presented by Palestinian Authority at Cairo International Conference as the international community pledged a total of USD 5.4 billion for the cause.

US pledges $212m in aid to rebuild Gaza; they desperately need us, says Kerry
US pledges $212m in aid to rebuild Gaza; they desperately need us, says Kerry

An international donor conference to rebuild war-torn Gaza was held in Cairo on Sunday where envoys from dozens of countries met to pledge aid fund worth billions for the Herculean task of reconstruction of a city battered by 50 days of violence in July and August.

UN chief hopes for 'durable ceasefire' in Gaza

UN chief Ban Ki-moon today warned that fresh "round of violence and vengeance" is "almost guaranteed" between the Israelis and Palestinians if the "underlying" causes of the conflict are not addressed as he hoped that the two sides reach a "durable ceasefire" soon.

Gaza truce talks about security not peace: Israel PM

Israel`s participation in Egyptian-brokered talks on consolidating a Gaza ceasefire is aimed at bolstering its security not a peace deal with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in remarks published Wednesday.

Israel says to join Cairo truce talks Tuesday

Israel said today it would send a delegation to attend indirect Gaza truce talks with Hamas in Cairo next week, although a minister said they would likely achieve nothing.

Israel not to tolerate 'drizzle' of rockets: PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Hamas knows well that Israel will not tolerate a "drizzle" of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, according to a statement released by the PM's office.

Rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel: Israel Radio

Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, Israel Radio said, in the second such attack this week challenging an Aug. 26 ceasefire with Palestinian militants that halted a 50-day war.

Homeless Gazans in 'endless' wait to rebuild

Khuzaa: With much of Gaza in ruins, reconstruction cannot come soon enough for thousands of homeless like Mohammed al-Najjar, a once-proud house owner whose family now huddles in a portable cabin.

UN announces Israeli-Palestinian pact on rebuilding Gaza

The United Nations Tuesday announced an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, devastated in the recent Israeli military offensive.

Gaza mortar fire on Israel for first time since truce: Army

Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said.

Gaza mortar fire on Israel for first time since truce: Army
Gaza mortar fire on Israel for first time since truce: Army

Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said.

10 militants killed, 17 arrested in Egypt

Egyptian forces have killed 10 militants and arrested 17 others during raids in the troubled North Sinai, Ismailia and Daqahlia regions, an official said on Monday.

Gaza children return to school after war

Some half million Gaza children returned to their schools today after facing a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.