Israel and Palestine
Gaza truce appears to be holding while Israel's Netanyahu faces criticism at home
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no immediate comment on the Egyptian-mediated truce deal that took effect on Tuesday evening.
Rick Perry's Islamic State remark joins a list of Mexican-border terror threat claims
Here’s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.
Will the #RubbleBucketChallenge help raise awareness for Gaza?
The Ice Bucket Challenge has done wonders for ALS. Now Palestinians have a new challenge for you.
Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate
Palestinian and Egyptian officials said the deal calls for an indefinite halt to hostilities and the immediate opening of Gaza's blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt.
Egypt presses on with truce efforts in deadly and relentless Israel-Gaza war
Cairo's latest ceasefire initiative calls for the immediate opening of Gaza's crossings with Israel and Egypt to aid reconstruction efforts in the battered coastal strip.
Gaza gravediggers unwittingly dig their own graves
The Israeli military has targeted both major burial grounds in Gaza a collective six times over the last week.
Israeli airstrike takes down 13-story apartment building in Gaza
First, Israel warned residents to evacuate. Officials said 17 were wounded in the strike.
Everyone from Tibetan monks to Iran's Supreme Leader is watching Ferguson. Here's how they're reacting
The killing of Michael Brown matters to folks around the globe.
Israel strike kills Gaza family as Egypt readies new talks
Since violence resumed after a nine-day lull, 84 Palestinians and a 4-year-old Israeli boy have died.
Hamas publicly executes 18 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel
The executions followed the killing by Israel of three of Hamas's most senior military commanders, who were hit in an air strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah yesterday.
Israeli air strike kills 3 Hamas commanders in Gaza
'The assassinations of the three Qassam leaders is a grave crime,' Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said. 'But it will not break our people and Israel will pay the price for it.'
Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief
There was no official confirmation from Israel that it had tried to kill Mohammed Deif, who has been targeted in air strikes at least four times since the mid-1990s.
Gaza peace talks are nearing the end with no real signs of progress
Hamas seeks the construction of a Gaza sea port and the reopening of an airport destroyed in previous conflicts, as part of any enduring halt to violence.
Hamas says it has deported foreign journalists for reporting on missile launches
The group that runs Gaza says foreign media coverage of this latest conflict with Israel was skewed against the Palestinians.
400,000 children in Gaza need psychological care, UN says
Whether the result of Israeli air strikes or hearing militants firing rockets from their own towns, the psychological trauma for Gaza's young is profound.
Palestinians have some advice for the people of Ferguson, Missouri
They know perhaps better than anyone how to handle what is looking very much like a military occupation.
Blast while dismantling Israeli missile kills 6, including foreign journalist, in Gaza
The Associated Press' Simone Camilli is the first foreign journalist to be killed in more than a month of bloodshed between Israel and Hamas.
Israel and Hamas agree to another Gaza ceasefire
But will it hold long enough for peace talks?
Israel says it won't talk Gaza truce while under fire
And the Palestinian delegation in Cairo says it will leave unless Israeli negotiators come.
Egypt isn't doing much to help Gaza
Cairo has backed away from its relationship with the Palestinians, but the two sides need each other now for any chance of brokering peace between Israel and Gazan leaders.
How did GlobalPost get a pub full of Israelis free beers?
Well, it all began with this story about the conflict with Hamas.
'This is the Holy Land, and there will never be peace here'
In the last ten minutes of legal fighting before the ceasefire on Tuesday, Hamas launched around twenty rockets. One hit a home in the West Bank by accident.
Ceasefire declared as two attacks push Jerusalem to brink of general violence
Monday morning, a man used a bulldozer to flip a bus. In a separate incident elsewhere in the city, a gunman shot an Israeli soldier.
This is how much money the UN still needs to deliver basic aid to Gaza
The UN has requested a total of $390 million in humanitarian aid to respond to the current crisis. It's received less than half that.
Day 29: The 72-hour truce in Israel-Gaza war appears to be holding (LIVE BLOG)
Israeli armor and infantry withdrew from the Gaza Strip ahead of the truce, with a military spokesman saying their main goal of destroying cross-border infiltration tunnels had been completed.
Outlook is bleak in Israel and Gaza, but shifting
Everything you need to know about what's going on in the world's most contentious conflict right now.
10 dead in strike on Gaza school as Israel renews shelling
Meanwhile, truce negotiations in Cairo, without Israeli participation, aren't likely to produce a breakthrough,
Israel withdraws some troops from Gaza
Shelling exchanges continued, but in some areas witnesses reported Israeli tanks pulling back toward the border.
Palestine heads to Egypt for truce negotiations, but not Israel
Israel has accused Hamas of misleading international mediators.
Hamas defends the Gaza ambush blamed for ending ceasefire
The incident triggered Israeli shelling of Rafah that killed 150 Palestinians.
US Congress fails at almost everything before a much-deserved vacation
It's cool. It's not like there are any pressing issues around the world at the moment.