A Senior Israeli official in Egypt for Gaza cease-fire talks

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.

Turkish PM praises Egypt for recalling envoy from Israel

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

Israel strikes media buildings in Gaza,

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

Death toll in Syria nearing 40,000, report

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 […]

Death toll of failed Syrian cease-fire tops 500

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 […]

Five children among 17 killed in Syria air strike, report

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.