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First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 19 mins ago - 79 reports

Israel Announces 4-Hour Humanitarian Cease-Fire

As at least 15 were killed in the shelling of a UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp in GazaThe Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) scheduled a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, after another night of heavy fighting between it and ... [Published Time - 20 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

Fifteen killed in Gaza school, Hamas rockets found next to classrooms

Palestinians inside the grounds of a UNRWA school after fleeing their homes from an Israeli ground offensive in Rafah, the southern part of the Gaza Strip (Photo: Flash90/Abed Rahmin)A UN school in Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp was shelled by the Israeli ... [Published Jewish Chronicle - 1 hour ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 18 reports

Gaza conflict: Israel hits refugee camp, says UN

Tank fire has killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering at a school in a Gaza refugee camp, the UN says.Witnesses at the UN-run Abu Hussein school, where thousands were taking refuge, said walls had been destroyed.Israel, which has accused the militant ... [Published Nigeria Punch - 2 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 6 reports

Over 100 killed in Gaza

WorldJul. 29, 2014 - Updated 22:22 UTCIsraeli troops have resumed their attacks in the Gaza Strip. Israel and the Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas had stopped fighting on Monday due to a Muslim holiday. Public health authorities say more than 100 ... [Published NHK - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 20 reports

Cuba escapes UN sanctions in North Korean weapons transport scheme

The United Nations has sanctioned a North Korean shipping company but spared Cuban entities in connection with a Cuban weapons shipment seized aboard a Pyongyang-bound freighter in violation of a U.N. arms embargo.Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd., ... [Published Miami Herald - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 7 reports

UN reviews rules on conflict zone flights

International Civil Aviation Organisation says the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 over Ukraine highlighted ‘gaps’ in regulations ... [Published FT.com - World - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 15 reports

Battlefields and spoiler groups: A vital adjustment to future peacekeeping missions

JTW Interview with Prof. Han Dorussen from the University of EssexAcademia and harmony with peacekeeping missionsGeneral secretary Boutros Boutros-Ghali once argued that peacekeeping “Expands the possibilities for… the making of peace” (Boutros-Ghali, ... [Published Turkish Weekly - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 43 reports

Conflict in Gaza

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for an "immediate and unconditional ceasefire" in the Gaza Strip.More than 1,000 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers have been killed since Israel stepped up its military offensive in the coastal ... [Published CNC World - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 48 reports

UN warns downing of flight MH17 ‘may be a war crime’

KIEV – The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. ... [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 17 reports

Crisis in Gaza

- 10:33am(NBC News) — Today begins a holy day in the Middle East, marking the end of Ramadan, and a meeting early this morning.The United Nations urged Israel and the Palestinians would use that opportunity to stop the violence, but neither side shows ... [Published KETKNBC - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 39 reports

Israel resumes strikes on Gaza

Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said.The strikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in fighting and came as international efforts intensified to end the three-week conflict between Israel ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 19 reports

UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

A Palestinian man salvages belongings from damaged buildings in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in GazaThe UN Security Council has called for ``an immedi ... [Published Radio TV Hong Kong - Jul 28 2014]

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"We will soon form certain proposals for the UN and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the appeal to form as quickly as possible a humanitarian mission for southeastern Ukraine" Lavrov said at a news conference in Dushanbe
Referring to IDF's ground invasion, Hamas said, "What the air force and your artillery shelling have failed to accomplish, will not be accomplished by ground forces. You are sending your soldiers to a definite slaughterhouse, God willing. The Zionist entity will not know security unless the Palestinian people live in peace."
...to us in his office in Jerusalem, Chris Gunness, spokesperson of the UN's relief camps in Gaza, told me that the location of the school was "communicated to the Israelis 17 times. This is an affront to all of us, a source of shame. The world stands disgraced."
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