Middle East

An Israeli soldier stands at a staging area after crossing back into Israel from Gaza, July 28, 2014.

UN Calls for Immediate Gaza Cease-Fire

Fighting between Israel and Hamas subsided late Sunday, but Israeli military says it carried out three airstrikes, targeting rocket launchers in Gaza, early Monday More

A Civil Defense member looks for survivors at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, July 27, 2014.

Syria Retakes Homs Gas Field from Hardline Group

Syrian television showed footage of soldiers running and deploying in vast desert area which it said was Sha'ar gas field More

Soldiers, Militants Killed in Yemen Fighting

Cars packed with bombs approached three army outposts but detonated before reaching intended targets in Abyan Province More

A video frame grab obtained from a freelance journalist traveling with the Misarata brigade shows an airplane on the tarmac at the airport belching black smoke during fighting between the Islamist Misarata brigade and a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli,

Fuel Tank Blaze Near Tripoli Airport 'Out of Control'

update National Oil Company official says second tank has been hit and firefighters withdrew from site as fighting resumed in area More

The SCF Altai tanker anchored near Israel's Ashkelon port June 20, 2014. The tanker is carrying Iraqi Kurdish crude oil.

Iraqi Kurdish Oil Nears Texas Port

Trading sources in Texas, New York, London and Geneva unable to identify buyer of Marshall Islands' based tanker's cargo More

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Scores Dead in Libya Violence

Most killed in eastern city of Benghazi as government forces clash with armed Islamist militants

Israel Resumes Gaza Shelling; UN Security Council to Meet

Hamas had declared 24-hour temporary cease-fire, until midday Monday, as residents prepared to mark end of Ramadan; UN panel expected to adopt cease-fire declaration at midnight

Israel, Hamas Resume Gaza Fighting

Death toll passes 1,000 Palestinians, 45 Israelis in nearly three weeks of violence

Iraqi Kurdish Oil Nears Texas Port

Trading sources in Texas, New York, London and Geneva unable to identify buyer of Marshall Islands' based tanker's cargo

Egypt Summons Turkish Diplomat

Turkish Prime Minister said in CNN interview that Egypt's president, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was a 'tyrant'

US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Unrest

State Department says it has suspended embassy operations due to 'ongoing violence between Libyan militias'

Gunmen Seize, Release Baghdad Official

Police say Riyadh al-Adhadah, a medical doctor, head of Baghdad Provincial Council, was taken away late Friday by armed men traveling in 10 black SUVs

Photogallery Israel, Hamas Begin 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday

Secretary of State Kerry says cease-fire is in honor of Eid - Muslim holiday marking end of Ramadan

Head of UN Syria Panel Calls for Arms Embargo

Brazilian diplomat Paulo Sergio Pinheiro tells UN radio that arms race must stop, and member states have to stop sending weapons to all sides

WHO Calls for Humanitarian Corridor to Transport Gaza's Wounded

UN health agency wants to transfer wounded in need of urgent treatment to medical facilities outside conflict zone

Turkish Kurds Want Ankara to Declare Stance on ISIL

Turkey denies ties to ISIL; Ankara accuses Turkish Kurds of being under PKK control, an allegation they deny

Lufthansa to Resume Tel Aviv Flights

FAA lifted a ban on flights by US airlines to Ben Gurion, Israel's main hub, earlier this week
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