The United Nations Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza strip to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid. The Council said the truce should be immediate and unconditional.
US President Barack Obama has urged Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to work for a sustainable ceasefire, as the death toll mounts in Gaza. Netanyahu said Israel must put security first.
Israel and Hamas have resumed fighting. Each side blames the other for the failure to uphold the 24-hour truce, Israel saying Hamas never stopped firing, and Hamas saying Israel isn't committed to peace.
The militant group Hamas has announced that it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce. This came as heavy fighting raged in the Gaza Strip after Hamas broke a previous humanitarian ceasefire observed by Israel.
The Israeli military have said they will resume fighting after the Islamist militant group Hamas violated a humanitarian ceasefire. Hamas had rejected the terms of the ceasefire in the first place.
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Israel has complied with a UN request to extend a humanitarian ceasefire for a further 24 hours. The Islamist militant group Hamas, though, has rejected the terms of the truce.
Israel has extended its ceasefire for a further 24 hours, in line with a United Nations request. Bodies were pulled from rubble before the truce ended in Gaza. Hamas renewed its rocket attacks after the deadline expired.
German parliamentarian Rolf Mützenich has little hope for a speedy political solution to the Middle East conflict. A two-state solution is now 'a faraway prospect,' the Social Democrat says in an interview with DW.
A Turkish court has charged 20 police officers with illegal wiretapping. The allegedly illegal wiretaps are connected to a corruption investigation involving Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A 12-hour ceasefire has ended in Gaza after Hamas said no agreement had been reached with Israel for an extension. The Israeli army said that a cessation of violence had been agreed for another four hours.
Israel has agreed to extend the ceasefire in Gaza by four hours, according to Israeli media reports. Meanwhile, medics have found scores of bodies in the Gaza rubble, pushing the Palestinian death toll above 1,000.
EU, US and Mideast diplomats have called for an extension of the 12-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Medics have found scores of bodies in the Gaza rubble, pushing the Palestinian death toll above 1,000.
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