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14:09, 26 July 2014 Saturday
The former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Daniyar Usenov, was also sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment and property confiscation for plotting murder.

Israel's Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University have joined a government initiative to support students who campaign for Israel online.

Dozens of detainees were released after a series of arrests aimed at dismantling the so called 'parallel state' group.

Since July 7, Israel has pummeled the Gaza Strip – from air, land and sea – with the ostensible aim of halting Palestinian rocket fire.

A bill desginating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization has been submitted to three committees in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"Hamas, relying on armed resistance, has emerged the victor in Gaza," Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanon-based Shiite Hezbollah group, said in a speech in Beirut.

Israel's military said it would hold fire starting at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) but would continue searching for tunnels used by Palestinian fighters.

The U.N. chief also called for an extendable humanitarian 12-hour pause to mark the beginning of the seven-day ceasefire, to which both sides later responded positively.

A worldwide boycott could alter the Israeli economy, enterpreneurs from the Anatolian Businesspersons' Association and Istanbul Commodity Exchange said.

Turkish think-tank ORSAM released a report to underline the miserable situation of Iraqi Turkmen.

Clashes were also reported in Jerusalem after Israeli authorities barred Muslims from performing Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli air force dropped about 3,000 tons of explosives on the Gaza Strip in the first 15 days of the conflict, including 120 tons in the border town of Shejaia alone

Although the likely consumer is Europe, which would require pipelines to pass through Turkey, companies may decide instead to export gas from the Levant basin to Jordan, Egypt or the Asian continent.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan discussed the Israel-Gaza in an exclusive interview with CNN, and accused Israel of being a “terror state”.

Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades was enraged when Turkish Cypriot president Dervis Eroglu refused to accept certain proposed terms, raising his voice, slamming his fist and throwing his glasses across the room in anger.

U.N. health agency said that four hospitals, including al Aqsa hospital in the coastal strip, had been damaged in the conflict that began on July 8 when Israel launched air strikes

Brazil called the escalation of violence "unacceptable" and recalled its ambassador for consultations.

More than 30 Palestinians were also injured with live ammunition fired by Israeli troops.

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

Al-Thinni was due to attend a series of meetings in Libya's eastern region.

Around 40 of Gaza's 75 ambulances had stopped working because of the lack of fuel.

Washington has pressured companies and governments not to buy crude from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), but it has stopped short of banning U.S. firms from buying it outright.

Peres relinquished his largely ceremonial post as Israeli president to Reuven Rivlin, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.

Venezuela blamed Dutch authorities for the arrest of Carvajal, who ran military intelligence between 2004 and 2009 during the government of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.

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