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(Photo courtesy of the Royal Court).
14:21 GMT
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein supervised the dispatch of a humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies for Gaza on Wednesday.
Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT
The missing Air Algerie plane has crashed in Niger.
Two Palestinians were shot dead during protests last week. (AFP/File)
13:01 GMT
Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades at demonstrators protesting the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
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.
Are the Resistance factions pulling the rug from under the feet of the Palestinian Authority? (Thaer Ghanem/ PPO/ AFP)
08:23 GMT
Is the Palestinian Authority too weak, particularly in the face of current atrocities in Gaza, to have the support of the people?
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.
Bolivia's Bolivar supporters hold a placard reading "Stop the killing in Gaza" during their Copa Libertadores 2014 semifinal first leg football match against Argentina's San Lorenzo at Pedro Bidegain stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 23, 2014. (AFP / Juan Mabromata)
07:36 GMT
Bolivia's Bolivar supporters hold a placard reading "Stop the killing in Gaza"
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.
The international community is desperately trying to get both sides to agree on a ceasefire. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Fifty-six Palestinians died in Gaza on Wednesday alone.
The offensive in Gaza has killed over 600 Palestinians so far. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT
Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said in a speech Wednesday that Egypt will open its borders with Gaza and send aid once both sides agree on a ceasefire.
Lebanon is concerned about spillover violence from Syria. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
Lebanese troops surveyed the border with Syria to curb the infiltration of gunmen from Syria.
Iraq's parliament recently elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker of the house. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT
the Iraqi parliament is meeting Wednesday to vote on a new president.
Israeli officials say 29 IDF soldiers have died in Gaza while Hamas claims they have killed over 50 Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, raising the number of Israeli soldiers killed to 29.
Does Hamas use civilians to protect itself from Israel's military offensive? (AFP/ File Archive).
12:31 GMT
Israel says that despite going to great lengths to avoid civilian deaths Hamas uses ordinary Palestinians as human shields which increases the civilian death toll. In an area as small, densely populated and closed off as Gaza however, is the concept of a "human shield" just a myth?
Afkham’s comments came after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the P5+1 group has no “everlasting chance” to reach a final nuclear agreement with Iran. [AFP]
12:18 GMT
Iran and the P5+1 will resume their negotiations to discuss ways to reach a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in September, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says.
Two-year-old Palestinian girl Naama Abu al-Foul undergoes treatment at Gaza City's Al-Shifa hospital following Israeli bombing next to her family's home in the battered city on July 23, 2014. [AFP]
12:03 GMT
An Israeli rabbi has issued a ruling that allows the killing of innocent civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Palestinians sleep in the yard of a UN school, north of Gaza, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:43 GMT
Rockets have been discovered in a school for the second time in a week, strengthening Israeli claims that Hamas is using Palestinians as human shields.
Political sources claimed there was no interest in electing a new head of state in the absence of agreement on a consensus candidate to succeed former Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (AFP/ File Archive).
10:59 GMT
The Lebanese parliament is scheduled to make its ninth attempt to a elect a president today, however the atmosphere of the electoral session was not serious and a quorum was not expected to be reached.
Displaced Palestinian children from Beit Hanun in Gaza stand behind the window of a classroom on July 23, 2014 at a UN school in the refugee camp of Jabalia where displaced families have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting in Gaza. (AFP / MOHAMMED ABED)
10:12 GMT
Displaced Palestinian children from Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip
A Palestinian child screams in pain at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014 after she was hit by shrapnel during an Israeli military strike near her family house. [AFP]
08:52 GMT
Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed 18 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as the military offensive against the Gaza Strip enters its sixteenth day.
Relatives of killed Palestinian Mahmud al-Hamamra, 32, mourn over his body at a hospital in Hebron on July 22, 2014 after he was shot to death by israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem. [AFP]
08:35 GMT
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and injured two across the West Bank early Wednesday, as protests against the ongoing Israeli military assault in Gaza that has left more than 600 Palestinians dead intensified.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah following a meeting on July 22, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
08:07 GMT
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses.
A Palestinian woman looks at mock coffins being prepared by protesters before taking them to the UN headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 22, 2014 in memory of the Palestinians who were killed during the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
07:54 GMT
The Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Israeli forces for their "unimaginable restraint" in their offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip, says the Israeli envoy to the United States.
European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton following the meeting on Tuesday at which EU foreign ministers finalized their statement on Hamas and Israel (Thierry Charlier/ AFP).
07:47 GMT
European Union foreign ministers issued a statement condemning Hamas's firing of rockets and use of civilians as human shields. The statement also condemned Israel's killing of civilians and recognized Israel's right to self-defense.
"Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself," the Maryland Democratic senator said in a statement.
07:42 GMT
US Democrats in the Senate have included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile system in a bill amid Tel Aviv’s attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
The patriarch of the Iraq-based Chaldean Church, Archbishop Louis Sako speaks in a press conference in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish region, on July 22, 2014, as hundreds of Christians fled Mosul after ISIS fighters running the city issued an ultimatum for Christians to convert, pay a special tax, leave or face execution. (AFP)
07:36 GMT
The patriarch of the Iraq-based Chaldean Church, Archbishop Louis Sako
According to U.S State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, the notice to ground American flights to Israel "was issued to protect American citizens and American carriers" (Eric Thayer / Getty Images North America/ AFP)
07:06 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has justified the American ban on US-Israel flights to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu based on safety concerns, but stated that the FAA would review the order within a day.
Twenty-two border guards were killed in Egypt last Saturday by unknown militants (File Archive/AFP)
06:00 GMT
Egypt's military has discovered more details on the attack last Saturday that left 33 of its border guards dead in the al-Wadi al-Gedid governorate.
Baghdad has been shelling Fallujah in an attempt to oust ISIS from controlling the Anbar city (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
At least 19 people were killed from Iraqi government airstrikes on the militant-held city of Fallujah over the past two days.

July 22, 2014

Doha's top leader Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah Tuesday (File Archive)
19:53 GMT
Qatar's top leader arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday in a rare visit since a major rift developed between Doha and Riyadh earlier this year.
UNRWA is hosting more than 100,000 Palestinians who have been displaced from their homes over the past two weeks (File Archive/AFP)
19:10 GMT
Israeli airstrikes targeted a school run by the United Nations refugee agency that was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians in Gaza Tuesday.
Delta Airlines was the first carrier to announce Tuesday that it had suspended all of its flights to Israel indefinitely (Karen Bleier/AFP)
18:37 GMT
Flights on several major U.S. carriers have been canceled to Israel indefinitely over security concerns.
More than 600 Palestinians have been killed in two weeks alone (Marco Longari/AFP)
17:36 GMT
At least 46 Palestinians were killed under Israel's Operation Protective Edge Tuesday as violence enters its 15th day. More than 600 people have been killed since July eighth.
Damascus has tried to reclaim the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area repeatedly over the past year (File Archive/AFP)
16:55 GMT
Syria's capital of Damascus witnessed what has been described as some of the "fiercest fighting in months."
Turkish police are stationed at one of the country's border crossings with Syria (File Archive/AFP)
15:30 GMT
Clashes at an army outpost on the Syria-Turkey border left at least eight people dead Tuesday.
Hadi al-Bahra was supposed to succeed Ahmad Jarba in the role of president of the coalition (File Archive/AFP)
15:16 GMT
Syria's main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it has voted to force out its interim government,.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been particularly upbeat about the possibility of success in ongoing nuclear talks (File Archive/AFP)
15:03 GMT
Iranian President Hannas Rouhani expressed optimism this week that Tehran and the P5+! will be able to reach a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program
The EU has included anyone linked or related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on its sanctions list (File Archive/AFP)
14:57 GMT
The European Union has voted to expand sanctions on Damascus over its "violent repression" of civilians.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters late Monday in a televised interview that he no longer speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (File Archive/AFP)
14:47 GMT
Turkey's Prime Minister told reporters Tuesday that Ankara has cut off communication with Washington's top leader due to the White House's inaction on the ongoing conflicts in Gaza and Syria.
Palestinian relatives comfort each other during the funerals of four boys killed on a beach by Israeli shelling (File/AFP)
13:55 GMT
The death toll in Gaza has risen to over 600 on day 15 of Israel's assault in the densely populated Strip, according to a health ministry spokesperson.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul after ISIL threats this week (File/AFP)
12:38 GMT
The UN has denounced ISIL's treatment of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and called on the country's government to do more against the militant group.
"There is no real option for a cease-fire now. This operation is unavoidable," the left-wing minister told Army Radio. [AFP]
12:08 GMT
Left-wing justice minister says IDF operation in Gaza is "unavoidable"; Kerry meets Egyptian leaders in Cairo in attempt to forge resolution to conflict between Israel, Hamas.
Israeli infantry soldiers patrol near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. [AFP]
11:14 GMT
An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli regime as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced they had captured a soldier during clashes.
A screenshot shows Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a recent video (File/AFP)
11:13 GMT
Thousands have been displaced in Boko Haram raids across Nigeria, while the country's government tried to downplay the crisis.
A member of the Libyan security forces inspects the destruction at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters. [AFP]
09:38 GMT
Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.
More than 700 Syrians were killed in the past 48 hours with clashes between pro-government forces and ISIS militants (File/AFP)
09:23 GMT
Syrian opposition fighters have expelled ISIS militants from various parts of Damascus after sustaining heavy losses in other parts of the country.
A cellphone captured the moment a Palestinian man lay on the rubble injured, prior to being shot dead by the IDF (Image: ISM)
08:59 GMT
A video of an Israeli sniper shooting, injuring then killing a civilian in the Gaza Strip has went viral as the Palestinian death toll continues to rise.
A Palestinian man looks at copies of the Koran as he inspects the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike, on July 22, 2014 in Gaza City. [AFP]
08:24 GMT
Over a dozen Palestinians were killed overnight and early Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery targeted Palestinian homes in Gaza, as the major offensive continued for a 15th day.
An injured child is carried into a Rafah hospital, July 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:22 GMT
Over half of Gaza's population is under 18. With the Palestinian death toll hitting almost 600, people's homes have been destroyed and children witnessed the mental scars of war.
The remains of an explosive device lies on the tarmac of Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters. (AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA)
07:50 GMT
The remains of an explosive device lies on the tarmac of Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital
Foreign security guards keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in a compound in Kabul on July 22, 2014.  [AFP]
07:20 GMT
Afghan forces have killed at least 38 Taliban militants during operations in different parts of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery cannons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 21, 2014. [AFP]
07:07 GMT
Two IDF soldiers were killed on Monday in clashes with Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced on Tuesday morning. The number of Israeli military fatalities since the start of the ground operation stands at 27.
A Palestinian man carrying UN-supplied aid. Up to 100,000 Palestinians have been displaced since the start of Israel's offensive in Gaza (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
06:57 GMT
The United Nations sent 115 metric tonnes of aid comprising mattresses, blankets and hygiene kits from Dubai to Amman on Monday for onward distribution to families in Gaza displaced by Israel's military offensive.
 US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians." [AFP]
06:49 GMT
Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."
Palestinian medics from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital react while body bags with the remain of ten children arrive on July 21, 2014 after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed 11 people, including five children. [AFP]
06:31 GMT
Israeli artillery shelling and airstrikes across the Gaza Strip killed 23 Palestinians over only two hours late Monday, bringing the day's death toll to over 100.
The UAE wants Al Jazeera to apologize for allegedly publishing fabricated news that the UAE´s foreign minister offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash has demanded that news network Al Jazeera apologize for publishing fabricated news that the UAE offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza.

July 21, 2014

The plan for a new capital city, due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and growing population, was discussed in a cabinet meeting last week (Shutterstock).
19:44 GMT
The Egyptian government is considering a plan to build a new administrative capital city due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and rising population.
An employee inspects the damage to the al-Aqsa hospital, shelled on July 21 (Mohammed Abed/ AFP).
18:30 GMT
The al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah was shelled killing 4 people, wounding 60 people, half of whom were medical staff, and damaging the intensive care unit.
Hassan Fadlallah (center right), a parliamentarian representing Hezbollah, says that the movement´s resistance is at the forefront of defending Lebanon (AFP/File).
17:47 GMT
Hassan Fadlallah, a parliamentarian representing the Lebanese resistance movement, said on Sunday that Hezbollah would not be swayed in its fight against Takfiri militant groups operating in Syria.
Security forces are only allowing Umrah pilgrims wearing “ihram,” the pilgrimage attire, to enter the Grand Mosque (AFP/ File).
16:30 GMT
Mecca authorities are only allowing Umrah pilgrims wearing "ihram" pilgrimage attire to enter the Grand Mosque.
Palestinians celebrate in Ramallah on July 21 after Hamas announced it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier (Abbas Momani/ AFP).
15:00 GMT
Hamas announced today that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosser denies this while the Israel Defense Forces says the kidnapping "still cannot be ruled out".
Kerry made the comments before appearing on Fox News Sunday. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.
The U.S. State Department confirmed two American citizens fighting for the IDF were killed in Gaza (File/AFP)
13:04 GMT
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.
France's government banned pro-Palestine protests earlier in the week, sparking outrage across the country (File/AFP)
11:41 GMT
Concern is mounting in France after pro-Gaza demonstrations turned violent and Jewish owned businesses were burned and looted overnight.
Fighting resumed Sunday after ceasefire efforts failed. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT
Clashes between rival militias has killed 47 people in the past 24 hours.
A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on July 18, 2014. [AFP]
10:45 GMT
A heavy barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip set off sirens throughout Israel on Monday morning, including in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem areas.
Iran and the P5 + 1 are currently engaged in talks to achieve a permanent nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT
A new report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has complied with the interim nuclear accord.
Fear is growing of a mass humanitarian crisis if ISIS militants cut water supplies across Iraq (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT
Militants from radical group ISIS have taken control of key facilities along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq, with the threat of cutting water supplies to the Shia population, south of the country.
According to Freedom House, "free" countries outnumber "not free" countries.
09:45 GMT
Many areas of the world, especially the Middle East, seem embroiled in conflict. But if we look back at history we have to admit the world has made progress.
Israeli soldiers hold positions at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 21, 2014, after militants from Gaza infiltrated southern Israel through two tunnels. [AFP]
09:02 GMT
Hamas' military wing said Monday that a group of its' fighters infiltrated southern Israel from a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.
Nicolas Maduro called Israel's operation in Gaza "a massacred Palestine" (File/AFP)
08:59 GMT
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro called Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip an "extermination" and urged the UN to take action against the Jewish state.
Militants in ISIS demanded Christian residents convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT
An ultimatum issued by ISIS militants is causing Mosul's Christians to flee by the hundreds.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas meets  with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the capital Doha, on July 20, 2014, to discuss a ceasefire for the war raging in Gaza. [AFP]
08:02 GMT
The UN Security Council has expressed “serious concern” over the rising number of civilian fatalities in the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate end to the conflict.
Riot police kept protestors from approaching the Israeli embassy (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
Hundreds of people gathered near the Israeli embassy in Amman to voice their support for Palestinians in Gaza.
An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, 2014, following heavy fights between Israeli soldiers to Palestinian militants. [AFP]
07:48 GMT
The IDF announced on Sunday evening that 13 Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade were killed since Saturday night in fighting in Gaza, bringing the total number of military fatalities in Operation Protective Edge to 18.
Fighters from the ruling Hamas movment run as smoke rises during an ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:33 GMT
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Sunday night that it had captured an Israeli soldier, the first since the release of Gilad Shalit in 2011.
Egyptian army soldiers inspect the site of an attack in which 21 border guards where killed in al-Wadi al-Gadid, close to the El-Farafrah oasis, in the western desert, some 630 kms west of Cairo, near the frontier with Libya. (AFP / STR)
07:23 GMT
Egyptian army soldiers inspect the site of an attack in which 21 border guards where killed in al-Wadi al-Gadid
Nasrallah promised his support to the resistance in Gaza during a late-night phone call with Khaled Mashaal. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT
Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.
More than 100 Palestinians and 18 Israelis were killed from fighting in Gaza on Sunday alone (Jack Guez/AFP)
05:00 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to go to Cairo to meet with regional leaders on the crisis in Gaza after over 100 civilians were killed from fighting Sunday. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting Sunday evening as well.

July 20, 2014

The offensive has displaced more than 135,000 Palestinians in less than two weeks (AFP)
20:47 GMT
More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday alone as Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues.
Erdogan criticized Sisi's role as a mediator for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire earlier this week (Egyptian Presidency/AFP)
20:00 GMT
Cairo summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires Sunday after Ankara leadership publicly criticized Egypt's role in handling the neighboring crisis in Gaza.
Gazans flee their destroyed neighborhood Sunday (AFP)
19:00 GMT
At least 135,000 Gazans have been displaced and over 2,000 homes have been destroyed within the past two weeks from Israel's offensive on the Palestinian Strip.
The attack took place at a checkpoint on the road from Cairo to Farfara, a town located somewhat near the Libyan border (AFP)
18:00 GMT
A militant attack on an Egyptian checkpoint Saturday has now left at least 21 border guards dead, according to new information Sunday.
ISIS took over control of the Shaar oil field on Thursday (File Archive)
17:27 GMT
At least 60 Syrian government soldiers were killed in clashes between Damascus and jihadists in Homs province Sunday.
Al Wefaq has led many of the major opposition protests throughout Bahrain since the mass demonstrations in February 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
16:16 GMT
The government of Bahrain has filed a lawsuit that will make the country's main opposition activities illegal under law for at least three months.
Civilians flee the fighting between Hamas and Israeli fighters in Gaza City (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
15:28 GMT
French daily Le Figaro reported Sunday that at least 15 Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza in their offensive on the Shejaiya district of the Strip.
More than 400 Palestinians have been killed from Israeli airstrikes and fighting in the Gaza Strip in the past two weeks (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
14:07 GMT
A short-lived "humanitarian truce" between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya.
The protesters, led by Lebanese and Palestinian party officials, raised banners denouncing Israel’s "brutal aggression" (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT
Palestinian groups and left-leaning Lebanese parties protested against Israel's offensive in Gaza outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut on Sunday.