Egyptian security officials say a senior Israeli official has arrived in Cairo for talks on reaching a cease-fire to end an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. The officials said the official arrived at Cairo’s airport and was immediately rushed away from the tarmac into talks.
Turkey’s prime minister, an outspoken of critic of Israel, praised Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, on Saturday for recalling his ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israeli attacks on Gaza. Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel, recalled its envoy on Wednesday
The Israeli military struck two buildings used by journalists in Gaza early Sunday during the fifth day of a campaign against militants in the Palestinian enclave. Hours later, artillery rounds landed in southern Israeli cities and the country’s missile defense system intercepted a powerful long-range rocket over Tel Aviv
Five Palestinians were killed in new Israeli air strikes across Gaza on Saturday, raising the death toll from 72 hours of raids to 45, the emergency services said. The latest death was that of a 30-year-old woman, killed in a strike on a home in the central Gaza town of Khan Yunis
The opposition group in Syria has said that the death toll in country has hit nearly 40,000 as the civil war in the nation continues. Homs and Damascus are the deadliest places in Syria, according to an opposition group that keeps a running total of those whose lives came to a bloody end in 20-month […]
Beirut, Lebanon – Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since the Syrian uprising started 19 months ago. The death toll for what was supposed to be a four-day cease-fire between the regime of President […]
The Syrian army rained shells on opposition bastions in and around Damascus on Tuesday and sent extra troops to second city Aleppo, as a watchdog said the death toll from 18 months of violence now tops 31,000.
A MILITARY air strike on the town of Salqeen in Syria’s mostly rebel-held province of Idlib has killed 17 people, including five children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports. Another seven civilians died in army shelling in the provinces of Daraa, Hama and Homs, the Britain-based watchdog said on Monday.
Two Syrian activist groups say about 5,000 people were killed in Syria in August, making it the deadliest month since the uprising began more than 17 months ago. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that 5,440 people, including 4,114 civilians were killed.
The United States may be imposing what it says are “crippling” sanctions on Iran’s government over its nuclear program, but it has a different message for the Iranian people in the aftermath of deadly earthquakes over the weekend.