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Thousands Palestinians flee north Gaza as Israel steps up offensive

Thousands Palestinians flee north Gaza as Israel steps up offensive

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 02:16

Thousands of Palestinians fled the northern part of the country shortly after Israel issued warning of stepping up attacks in Gaza, as per news reports on Monday.

Spain`s Socialists elect new leader to turn party around

Spain`s Socialists elect new leader to turn party around

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:53

Economist Pedro Sanchez was elected Sunday as the new secretary general of Spain`s troubled opposition Socialist Party with 48.5 percent of the vote.

Ukraine denies shelling Russia`s border town

Ukraine denies shelling Russia`s border town

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:22

Ukraine said Sunday it had nothing to do with the shelling of a Russian town earlier in the day, which left one dead and two more injured.

Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:19

An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel

France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:16

France said on Sunday its military offensive that freed northern Mali from the grip of Islamists would be replaced by an operation spanning the wider, largely lawless Sahel region to combat extremist violence.

Death toll now 16 in Casablanca buildings collapse

Death toll now 16 in Casablanca buildings collapse

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:13

The death toll after three buildings collapsed in Morocco`s largest city and commercial capital Casablanca rose to 16 on Sunday, officials said.

Four dead as Hezbollah battles Syria rebels on Lebanon border: Security

Four dead as Hezbollah battles Syria rebels on Lebanon border: Security

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:09

Clashes between Syrian rebels and Lebanon`s Shiite militant group Hezbollah on the Lebanese border have killed at least four fighters, a security official said Sunday.

Put Palestine under international protection: Abbas to UN

Put Palestine under international protection: Abbas to UN

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:06

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the United Nations to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza, the PLO said Sunday.

Ukraine clashes kill 15 civilians, Putin talks nixed

Ukraine clashes kill 15 civilians, Putin talks nixed

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:05

Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 15 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.

Taliban survivor Malala, in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls

Taliban survivor Malala, in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:01

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls` education, pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.