More than 10 million people in Syria are in need of assistance. International aid organizations are doing their best to reduce suffering there - but armed opposition groups are hindering their work.
Israel has continued its offensive in the Gaza Strip as it seeks to stop rocket fire from militants. More than 2,000 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza.
As Israel continues its ground offensive in Gaza, diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire have been stepped up. Both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry were in the region for talks.
Israel has attacked targets in Gaza as the UN chief and the US secretary of state met in Cairo in a bid to reach a ceasefire. A UN agency reports that there is "no safe place for civilians" in Gaza to hide.
More than 50 Turkish police officers have been arrested on suspicions of illegal wiretapping and forming a criminal gang, media reports say. The suspects are part of a corruption probe involving the prime minister.
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Israel has said one of its soldiers is missing and presumed dead, according to local media, days after Hamas announced they had captured an Israeli soldier. Meanwhile, Israeli forces continue their bombardment of Gaza.
Israel has launched a series of fresh airstrikes in Gaza, killing several people. The latest attacks come as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry attempt to strike a ceasefire deal.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the Islamist group Hamas to accept an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel. Kerry pledged $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza's besieged civilian population.
Criticism of the offensive in the Gaza Strip is hardly being voiced in mainstream Israeli media. There appears to be little tolerance for dissenting opinions and criticism of the military elite.
Heavy clashes have continued in the Gaza Strip despite calls for a ceasefire. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo to join a push for a truce proposed by Egypt.
ISIS fighters have occupied a monastery near northern Iraq’s predominantly Christian town, Qaraqosh. The Sunni militants have increasingly targeted Iraq's Christian minority, forcing many to flee Mosul over the weekend.
Fighting has been continuing in the Gaza Strip despite growing international calls for a ceasefire. This comes as the Palestinian death toll climbed above 500.
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