In what many experts see as a blow to Israel’s economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce[…]
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital has disappeared from radar over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the owner and and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after[…]
Hamas has rejected a ceasefire to end 16 days of deadly fighting with Israel unless the blockade on the Gaza Strip is lifted, its chief Khaled Meshaal said in Doha on Wednesday. “We reject today… and will reject in the future” a ceasefire before negotiations on Hamas’s demands, which include[…]
The death toll in the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip has reached 707 with more than 4,500 people wounded, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra says. A family of six, including two young children, was killed Thursday in an Israeli air strike in the south of the Gaza Strip.[…]
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities were searching for one person who might have been in a wrecked house on[…]
The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner’s crash site. Uniformed Dutch military personnel solemnly hoisted 40 wooden coffins from two planes and placed them in[…]
Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay has said, as Israel continued pounding Gaza for a 16th day. Pillay on Wednesday also condemned indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas fighters. “There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has[…]
There has been outrage in India after television footage showed a member of parliament from hardline Hindu nationalist outfit, Shiv Sena, trying to force-feed a man fasting for Ramadan, according to reports. The incident took place last week in the capital, New Delhi, when eleven Shiv Sena parliament members confronted[…]
Damascus on Wednesday said it welcomes the nomination of Staffan de Mistura as new UN peace envoy, while demanding he show “objectivity and integrity” in pursuing his Syria mission. The Italian-Swedish diplomat was on July 10 named to replace hugely respected Algerian Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned in May after two[…]
The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia has said. The decision by the Dutch-led team probing the disaster came after pro-Russian rebels controlling the crash site handed the boxes over to Malaysian[…]
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