July 13, 2014
Iraq's parliamentary session Sunday ended after 30 minutes and without progress.
At least three Algerian soldiers and their four auxiliaries were killed by roadside bombs Sunday.
Pope Francis calls for peace in Gaza as Israel continues air strikes.
Medical workers in Gaza struggled to cope with the high number of civilian casualties caused by Israeli air strikes in recent days as the Palestinian death toll topped 151 people.
Israeli forces raided the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound on Sunday and fired rubber-coated steel bullets at worshipers, witnesses told Ma'an.
Intense fighting has erupted in Libya's Tripoli.
Protesters in Libya have shut down the national oil port of Brega, days after the government celebrated its reopening.
The UN on Saturday called for a ceasefire between Tel Aviv and Hamas as an Israeli cabinet minister said the army was ready for a ground invasion.
Gunmen killed at least 33 people including 29 women in a Baghdad housing complex Saturday. Police said the motive of the shootings still remained unclear.
Lebanon's Minister for Justice, Ashraf Rifi has urged Bab al-Tabbaneh residents in Tripoli to show self-restraint, claiming local political and security forces have manipulated their protests for personal political gains.
Over 21 Palestinians were killed after fresh Israeli air strikes in Gaza late Saturday, bringing the death toll to 151, with at least 1000 people injured.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna to join the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran.
Netanyahu: We can’t allow Gaza in Judea and Samaria; we are weighing all possibilities and are prepared for all possibilities.
July 12, 2014
Three rockets fired from south Lebanon hit northern Israel, triggering retaliatory artillery fire on the Lebanese border village of Zebqin, a security source told The Daily Star Saturday.
Northern Gazans are being removed from northern Gaza and other areas from which rockets are being fired senior army source says; source adds that Hamas psychological warfare shows that it has been pushed into a corner.