Israeli army kills two more Palestinians as Gaza pauses to bury the dead

The number of protesters at the Gaza frontier drops but intense clashes continue 

UK calls for independent investigation into Israel-Gaza killings

Germany also wants one, which, like the US, is blaming Palestine’s Hamas for the provocation; the US blocked a UN call for an independent probe into the ...

Airstrikes in Syria up 150% since Russian intervention in 2015

Analysis by IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre also found that just 14% of the strikes were against Islamic State

Kilauea’s flowing lava threatens final escape routes in Hawaii

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says ‘lava bombs’ spouting 30m into the air are travelling towards the coastal road and mass evacuations may be ...

Decision to recall ambassador ‘outrageous’, say SA’s Jewish organisations

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies and South African Zionist Federation issued a strongly worded statement about the government’s decision

Hamas vows to keep up Gaza border protest, a day after dozens killed by Israeli fire

Monday’s bloodshed on the border was in stark contrast to the festivity of the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has angered ...

SA withdraws ambassador to Israel after deadly Gaza attack

The government condemns ‘violent and destructive aggression’ by Israeli forces on Gaza border

Israeli forces kill scores of Palestinians during massive protest along Gaza border

Israel’s military, which has airdropped leaflets warning protesters to stay away from the frontier, says it stopped militants from laying a bomb along ...

Iran wants assurances by Russia that its interests ‘will be defended’ in nuclear deal

Russia is trying to keep the landmark 2015 accord alive in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision, pushing it into rare co-operation with Europe

Israeli troops kill 16 Palestinians in anti-embassy protest

The Palestinian prime minister says that choosing a tragic day in history to open the Jerusalem embassy shows great insensibility and disrespect for the peace ...

Foreign powers and Syria meet in Kazakhstan to discuss Syrian war

This is the first time officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey are meeting since Iran and Israel became embroiled in a spat over reported cross-border military ...

Iran nuclear pact: Hassan Rouhani sets conditions to stay

Iran demands that its interests are protected in a nuclear deal without the US

Trump’s move puts Iranians hopeful of reform on the back foot

President Hassan Rouhani was elected on a reformist ticket, promising to open up to the West; Trump may end his career and usher in hardline Islamists

France, Russia call for calm after Iran and Israel exchange fire

Iran's attack on Golan Heights marks the first time it has hit Israel from Syria, and raises the temperature in the region

Israel strike on Iranian facilities south of Damascus claims 15

Donald Trump’s hard tack against the nuclear deal has stirred fears of a regional flare-up

Iraq pushes to expand its oil production facilities

The second-largest crude producer in Opec is also seeking to lift refining capacity to become self-sufficient in oil products

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