Friday 25 July 2014

US seeks Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.  


Jordan shoots unidentified drone near Syria border

Jordan's air force shot down an unidentified drone near the north-eastern border with Syria on Friday, a government spokesman said, the first such event announced by authorities since Syria's crisis began in 2011.  


IAEA needs more funds to monitor Iran nuke deal extension

The UN atomic watchdog said it needs one million euros in extra funding to help pay for its monitoring of a four-month extension of an interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.   The request was made in a note


Gunmen chase investigators from MH17 crash site

Gunmen chased investigators from the site where the Malaysian airliner crashed and "lunatics" were still making life difficult for those who wanted to find out what downed flight MH17, officials said on Thursday.  


Kerry to decide on Hamas-Israel ceasefire deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry will soon decide if Hamas and Israel are willing to agree on a Gaza ceasefire and will not stay in the region indefinitely, a senior US official said Thursday, in what appeared an effort to pressure the parties.


First UN aid convoy enters Syria without govt consent

The United Nations sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions of people in need as a tactic of war.


Facebook shares hit record high

Shares of Facebook hit a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue. The company's shares rose 7.6 percent to a high of $76.74 in early tra


Norway on alert over imminent attack threat

Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-based militants who have gained combat experience


Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people missing

Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers and six crew on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said.   APS said authorities lost


BREAKING NEWS: Air Algerie flight missing

Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.  

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