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July 16, 2014

The number of fatalities has now exceeded the number of deaths during the 2012 conflict. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT

The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said “If there is no cease-fire, our answer is fire”  (GALI TIBBON/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.

The location of the ceremony has not yet been announced for security reasons, said AFP's source close to the regime (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will be sworn in for his new seven-year term today.

July 15, 2014

Netanyahu announced his plan to expand the military campaign on Gaza Tuesday afternoon (File Archive/AFP)
19:56 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to increase Tel Aviv's military campaign on Gaza yet again Tuesday.

It may take months before the deal is finalized, said AFP's diplomat source (File Archive/AFP)
19:41 GMT

Ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will likely be extended beyond the July 20 deadline.

Hamas has launched hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past week in response to hundreds of Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip (Jack Guez/AFP)
18:44 GMT

An Israeli man was killed by a Hamas rocket attack Tuesday, representing Tel Aviv's first casualty since its strikes on Gaza began last week.

A Palestinian family takes shelter at home after Israel launched a strike in their neighborhood (Thomas Coex/AFP)
17:38 GMT

Palestinian protesters confronted and chased out a minister from Gaza at a border crossing Tuesday.

A man inspects his house that was destroyed from one of the Israeli airstrikes (Thomas Coex/AFP)
17:00 GMT

The United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees told reporters that the damage in Gaza is "immense" from a weeklong Israeli air campaign that continued Tuesday.

Kurds have been fighting ISIS in both Iraq and Syria for months (File Archive)
14:33 GMT

Hundreds of Kurds from Turkey are heading en masse to northern Syria to help their counterparts fight against jihadists.

More than 190 Palestinians have been killed from the strikes in one week (AFP)
14:09 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the country's defense forces to resume strikes on Gaza Tuesday afternoon after Hamas launched rockets onto Israel under what was a so-called ceasefire between the two sides.

Abu Qatada is currently in Jordan on trial for plotting to kill tourists during turn-of-the-millennium celebrations in Amman (File Archive)
13:57 GMT

One of the top radical religious leaders who is presently on trial for terrorism in Jordan denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's so-called caliphate as "void" Tuesday.

Arsal has frequently been affected by rocket spillover from Syria (File Archive)
13:33 GMT

At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.

Thousands have fled the ongoing violence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.

Hamas has not accepted the ceasefire that was proposed by Egypt early this week. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

Hamas and the Islamic Jihad said they were not consulted over the terms of the ceasefire deal with Israel.

Israel targeted military sites in Golan. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Israeli warplanes bombed three targets in Syria's Golan Heights Tuesday.