July 29, 2014

Hamas rejects Israel’s 24-hour extension of Gaza ceasefire

Gaza: Hamas on Sunday rejected Israel’s decision to extend by 24 hours a pause in hostilities in Gaza, saying Israeli tanks first had to withdraw from the territory. “No humanitarian ceasefire is valid without Israeli tanks withdrawing from the Gaza Strip and without residents being able to return to their homes and ambulances carrying bodies […]

Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours

Palestinian men leave after they salvaged good from destroyed houses during a short period of ceasefire in Shuja’iyya neighborhood in east Gaza City on July 26, 2014.(Photo: Oliver Weiken, epa) GAZA CITY — Hamas rejected Israel’s 4-hour extension of a humanitarian cease-fire Saturday as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict rose to more than […]

Cease-Fire Holds, as Palestinians and Israelis Leave Shelters

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Gaza crisis: Humanitarian cease-fire between Israel, Hamas takes effect

  A 12-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas for humanitarian reasons took effect Saturday, but fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground […]

Israel Agrees to Pause Assault on Gaza as Cease-Fire Deal Is Pursued

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Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says as death toll nears 850

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel rejected on Friday international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, but is discussing changes to the truce plan with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a government source said. Mediators hope that a truce could come into force ahead of a Muslim festival that starts […]

‘Disintegrated’ Air Algerie plane found with no survivors; ‘black box’ recovered

(CNN) — French forces secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali, and found one flight recorder but no survivors, French President Francoise Hollande said Friday. Wreckage of the jet was found in a “disintegrated state” in northern Mali, he said, making it the third major international aviation disaster in recent days. […]

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 Plane Wreckage Found in Mali: Official

General Gilbert Diendere says the wreckage of Air Algerie Flight AH5017 — which went missing with 116 people on board Thursday — has been found in Mali, about 31 miles from the border of Burkina Faso. Diendere is a close aide to President Blaise Compaore and head of the crisis committee set up to coordinate […]

Cease-fire Brokers Grapple With How to Rebuild Gaza

As the U.S. and its allies press for a halt to fighting in Gaza, they face a vexing question: how to rebuild the Palestinian territory and open its borders without posing a threat to Israel’s security. Israel is prepared to support massive investment to rebuild Gaza, but only in return for the disarming of Gaza’s […]

French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

ALGIERS (Reuters) – An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed on Thursday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to flight AH5017, or whether there were […]