July 31, 2014
Lebanon´s honorary consul for the West African state of Benin, Assaad Shaghouri, was shot in his care by unknown assailants, whilst travelling in neighbouring Togo.
The UN's humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, voiced concern over the treatment of Syrian civilians caught up in war along with the constant violations of basic human rights.
Two members of the Nigerian militant Islamic group Boko Haram have been arrested after being found travelling with a young girl strapped with explosives.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry is not worried by widespread criticism of his efforts to facilitate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Israel mobilized 16,000 reservists for further ground operations in the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of troops up to 86,000.
Twin car bombs in Giza on Wednesday targeted electricity pylons but were unsuccessful as one detonated accidentally, killing three, and the other was detected prior to detonation.
Syrian rebels targeted a key military airport in Hama province on Wednesday, whist conflict in Iraq delayed much needed shipments of humanitarian aid to Syria.
The UN has said Israel's shelling of one of its schools in Gaza could amount to possible war crimes after 19 people were killed during the IDF attack.
The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 1,360 with over 7,600 people injured as further violence ensued across the besieged Strip.
July 30, 2014
Nigerians have turned out massively in a funeral procession held for dozens of people killed by the country’s army during an anti-Israeli rally held to mark International Quds Day last Friday.
The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
Despite a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire that began at 3:00 p.m., Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shelled a number of homes across the Gaza Strip, killing five.
Peres: Israel has exhausted military option, Abbas's rule in Gaza must be restored
At least 67 Palestinians have been killed and 110 injured in Israeli attacks since midnight Wednesday on the 23rd day of the Gaza offensive, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Israeli army announced Wednesday that it will observe a four-hour hiatus in bombardment of the Gaza Strip.