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US military targets extremists in Somalia
The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.
Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim
The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.
Official: 23 people killed in Afghanistan crash
An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.
Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east
Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, including discussing statehood.
Israel shoots down drone from Syria
The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that strayed into Israeli airspace from neighboring Syria.
Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya
An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.
Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is strongly condemning a rebel attack on U.N. peacekeepers' positions in the Golan Heights and is demanding the "unconditional and immediate release" of all detained peacekeepers.
EU prepares new sanctions over Russian military incursion
The European Union is warning that the apparent incursion of Russian troops into Ukraine is pushing the conflict closer to a point of no return.
Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
Housing group says 20 years to rebuild Gaza
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
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