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22:36, 31 July 2014 Thursday
Last week, Shaimaa's 23-year-old mother arrived dead to central Gaza Strip's Deir al-Balah hospital when doctors found out that her unborn girl had still been alive inside her womb.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Fethullah Gulen's Hizmet Movement of attempting to run a 'parallel state' to undermine the government.

Some EU member states remain nervous about the impact on their own fragile economies. The sanctions deal was agreed only after initial proposals were narrowed.

Violence in China’s far-western Xinjiang province continues as its Muslim Uighur population face religious and cultural restrictions.

Separately, U.S. lawmakers were working in Congress to provide millions of dollars in additional funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile shield.

Muslim individuals and companies in the UK are having their HSBC accounts closed for no reason.

The Ukranian parliament has rejected the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Corey Robin, a Jewish professor of political science at Brooklyn College and a longtime critic of Israel, was also arrested at the protest.

France, the Philippines and the U.S. also decided to pull out staff this week.

The United Nations relief agency’s Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl condemned the killing children in their sleep.

In the absence of a deal, Israel has ordered its ground forces to focus on locating and destroying a warren of tunnels.

From Thursday Turkish nationals living abroad will be able to use ballot boxes in the countries where they live.

Republicans have complained about other unilateral actions that Obama has taken to advance his agenda, from executive orders on immigration policy to same-sex partner benefits.

The default could get much messier and take longer to clear up if creditors force an "acceleration" for early payment on their bonds.

Osama Hamdan, Hamas' foreign relations chief, said lifting the blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has been in place since 2006, is the main demand of Hamas.

Bolivian President Evo Morales lambasted Israel over the military offensive in Gaza and tore up a long-standing free entry agreement with the country.

Spokesman Farhan Haq said the UN will remain as a talks facilitator between Turkish and Greek Cypriots.

Ukrainian government troops have advanced against rebels in eastern Ukraine since the start of the month, when they pushed the rebels out of their best-defended stronghold, the town of Slaviansk.

Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the action plan, which includes placing all non-essential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave.

"NATO has been too complacent about the threat from Russia, and it is not well-prepared," Britain's Parliament's Defence Select Committee said.

The school was the second such UNRWA facility to be hit by the Israeli army within one week. On Thursday, at least 15 Palestinian civilians were killed when the Israeli army shelled the Beit Hanoun school, also in northern Gaza Strip.

The resignation comes amid criticism to the army's response to recent militant attacks in the mountainous areas on Tunisia's border with Algeria.

Spanish press quotes email send from one crew member to his superior complaining of long hours and fatigue.

The decision of the Latin American countries to recall their ambassadors in Tel Aviv is a “deep disappointment”, says Israel

The U.S. State Department imposing travel restrictions on "a number of Venezuelan government officials" who it said were involved in human rights abuses.

Iraq had requested 5,000 of the air-to-ground missiles and enable helicopters to battle tanks and other armored vehicles

The Israeli military offered a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Wednesday in some areas of the Gaza Strip, an army statement said.

"The Palestinian leadership and Fatah movement reject U.S. proposals for disarming the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip," Zeyad Abu Ein, a member of Fatah's revolutionary council, said

Gallup World Poll says while 60% of ethnic Turks are satisfied with Erdogan's leadership, this rate hits 67% among ethnic Kurds.

The French embassy in Tripoli has temporarily closed, it said, adding that diplomatic activities would continue to be conducted from Paris for now.

Difficult terrain affecting the mobility of the rescue teams at the site, 60 km (37 miles) from the western city of Pune.

Yemeni demonstrators blocked several roads in the capital Sanaa in protest at a government move to raise fuel prices.

There were indications that unrest had spread to Kashgar, a popular tourist site especially during the summer.

The talks are expected to involve Russia's ambassador to Kiev, Mikhail Zurabov, and former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, who have met several times since the crisis in Ukraine began

The Israeli warplanes fired several missiles at the house of Al-Astal family in Khan Younis, killing nine, including a child

UNRWA, the main U.N. relief agency in Gaza, said it was at "breaking point" with more than 200,000 Palestinians having taken shelter in its schools and buildings

Few Gazans are showing up at pleasure grounds to celebrate the minor feast, which has started here as well as in many other Islamic countries on Monday

Leader of the Palestine Liberation Movement Barghouti called on his compatriots to opt for resisting the Israeli occupation of their territories

The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying some 1 million barrels of crude worth about $100 million, arrived off the coast of Texas on Saturday but has yet to unload its disputed cargo.

Leaders of the United States and major European powers agreed in a teleconference to impose sanctions on Russia's banking, technology and arms sectors.

The dead and injured include not just Uighurs but members of China's majority Han Chinese population, the report said.

Three years after Gaddafi's fall, the OPEC nation has failed to control ex-rebel militias who refuse to disband and who are threatening the unity of the country

Providing many examples of ongoing debate around Gaza massacre among Zionists, Philip Weiss from Mondoweiss draws an important picture

A letter released by Erdogan's office called on the U.S. group to condemn the Israeli government's policies

Syria, Central African Republic and Burma lead the world in displacing people on grounds of religious identities, according to report

A 21-year-old Palestinian, Alaa Azaer, died of gunshot injuries he sustained in clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting a deadly Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip

The labels Belgium has in mind would mainly apply to fruit and vegetables grown in Jewish settlements in the Jordan Valley of the West Bank

Officials said 14 people, including five children, were killed in fighting on Monday evening in the town of Gorlovka/Horlivka

Live-fire drills will be held for the next five days off China's coast in the East China Sea opposite Japan

A thick column of black smoke rose from the facility, which supplies the territory with two-thirds of its energy needs

Hashmat Karzai was hosting an event at his house for the Eid al-Fitr holiday when a man set of hidden explosives

The Obama administration has accused Moscow of conducting missile tests in contravention of a 1987 treaty, amid an ongoing diplomatic row with Russia.

Khamenei criticised the United States and European countries for what he said were their efforts to limit the military capacity of Palestinian fighters in the enclave.

Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh and flattened it before dawn. More than 30 people were killed in the assaults from air, land and sea, residents said

The Obama administration has struck back at pointed criticism from Israel over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest effort to broker a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.

Having suffered so much, many would see a truce that returned Gaza to the status quo under a stifling Israeli-Egyptian blockade as a defeat

The feast this year comes while the Palestinian enclave still reels under an Israeli aggression

The fourth report from the United Nations' human rights agency on Ukraine said most of those leaving were Tatars and other minorities who faced 'intensified' discrimination

The Syrian Network For Human Rights said the Syrian armed forces accounted for more than 1,900 deaths

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