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July 24, 2014

The flight should have landed 5am Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

Algeria's national airline says it has lost contact with a passenger plane carrying 116 people.

The three killed are the first fatalities of UNRWA aid workers in Israel's current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT

The U.N. aid agency reported that three of its workers were killed by incoming fire in Gaza.

Over 700 Palestinians have been killed during Israel's offensive. (AFP/File)
11:48 GMT

Israel slammed the UN's recent decision to investigate Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel's Gaza offensive is now in its 17th day. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Iraq's bloodshed is often related to sectarian tensions. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus carrying prisoners to Baghdad left 51 prisoners and nine policeman dead.

Israel's Gaza offensive has lasted for 17 days and shows no signs of stopping. (AFP/File)
09:22 GMT

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has climbed to over 700.

John Kerry insists some progress on the ceasefire was made during his trip. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel with no ceasefire to end Israel's Gaza offensive.

The FAA instituted the ban on Tuesday and extended it on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine defected from his post in Arsal, and released a video criticizing Hezbollah and assaults on Sunni youth (YouTube).
07:46 GMT

Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine released a YouTube video on Wednesday which stated that he had defected to the al-Nusra Front and criticized the military as a Hezbollah tool.

The Libyan government is struggling to defeat Libya's powerful militias. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Libya's General National Congress is ready to hand over legislative power to a newly-elected parliament in August.

Based on a power-sharing agreement, the position of president goes to the Kurds. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

The main Kurdish blocs in Iraqi parliament have agreed on the candidacy of Fuad Masum for the next president of Iraq.

Speaking in Doha, exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal held a press conference on Wednesday, stating that:  "we are against any agreement that does not accept our demands" (Karim Jaafar/ al-Watam Doha/ AFP).
07:12 GMT

Speaking in exile from Doha, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal remained defiant that Hamas would not accept a truce unless it included terms to end the blockade on Gaza.

The U.S. banned all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Hamas possesses rockets than can reach Ben Gurion airport.

July 23, 2014

Over 650 Palestinians have died in the offensive. (AFP/File)
21:10 GMT

The UN human rights council will investigate Israel's actions in Gaza.

The 21-year-old was killed during clashes in Jerusalem on Monday. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians attended a mass funeral for a young protester killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.