July 20, 2014
President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political leader Khalid Mashaal will meet in Qatar Sunday to discuss a truce in Gaza, on day 13 of an Israeli offensive, an official said.
Staff Sergenat Bania Roval, 20, from the Paratroopers 101st Battalion, was shot dead by a terrorist in a tunnel; 2nd-Lt. Bar Rahav, 21, was killed by a missile defense system's activation in a nearby tank.
Twenty-one border guards were killed at a military checkpoint in southern Egypt.
Palestinian medics say new Israeli bombardments on the besieged population in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning have left a dozen people, including two children, dead.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.
July 19, 2014
Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.
Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.
Fighters affiliated with Hamas' military wing on Saturday infiltrated the southern Israeli region of Eshkol near Ein HaShlosha through a tunnel and attacked an Israeli army patrol, injuring at least two soldiers in the ensuing firefight.
In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small groups, have left over the last year.
The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 70 of the victims have been children.
Security agencies were able to avert a “terrorist scheme” by Syrian opposition groups to involve Lebanon in a “dangerous sectarian” conflict, As Safir newspaper reported on Saturday.
Iran and the P5+1 countries decided Friday to extend talks about the Iranian nuclear program for another four months, officials said.
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.
The UN's top chief will arrive is set to arrive in the Middle East today in the latest effort to end the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip.
July 18, 2014
The number of displaced Palestinians from Gaza has almost doubled within the past 24 hours after Israel launched its ground offensive Thursday evening.