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Palestinians Wary As Un May Not Open Schools In Time

GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank – The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has...

Israel Says Commercial Goods Traffic To Gaza To Resume If Calm Holds

JERUSALEM – Israel said it would allow commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if the border remained quiet, lifting a ban imposed last month in...

Israeli Minister Confirms Netanyahu Met Sisi Over Gaza

JERUSALEM – Israel’s finance minister confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May...

Cameroon Probes Video Showing Security Forces Apparently Executing Civilians

YAOUNDE – Cameroon’s government said on Friday it would investigate a video that Amnesty International said shows security forces shooting at least a dozen...

Cameroon Investigates Video That Shows Security Forces Apparently Executing Civilians

YAOUNDE – Cameroon’s government said on Friday it would investigate a video that Amnesty International said shows security forces shooting at least a dozen...

Coalition Announces Yemen Air Raid Probe Houthis Report 40 Children Killed

DUBAI/GENEVA – A Saudi-led coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of stance on an...

Death Toll From Indonesia Quake Climbs Over 320

PEMANANG, Indonesia РThe death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island has climbed to more than 320, officials said on Friday,...

China Says Pacific Aid Has No Political Strings

BEIJING – China’s aid to countries in the Pacific has no political strings attached and is not aimed at any third party, the country’s foreign ministry...

Red Cross Warns Of Food Crisis In North Korea As Crops Fail In Heat

GENEVA – A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects”, the...

Israel Hamas Agree Truce To End Gaza Flare-up Palestinian Officials

GAZA/SDEROT, Israel – Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an agreement...