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Hamas executes 18 as Israeli boy killed

Sakher Abu El Oun in Gaza City Hamas has executed 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza City as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed harsh retribution for the killing of a four-year-old boy by Palestinian mortar fire.

US restocks Israel with ammunition as it condemns attack on United Nations school

Sale approved: An Israeli soldier as troops prepare ammunition along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

The US has confirmed it has restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition, hours after issuing a strong condemnation of an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza.

Palestinians urge United Nations ceasefire resolution

Moroccans hold placards and flags as they shout slogans during a demonstration in supporting Palestine.

The Palestinians and their international supporters are discussing a UN draft resolution that condemns all violence against civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calls for "an immediate,...

'Time running out' as CO2 levels hit new high: United Nations

Geneva: Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN's weather agency saidon on Monday, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse...

United Nations warns Australia about asylum seeker boat push-backs

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The UN refugee agency has warned that Australia could be breaking international law, amid reports that it pushed back to Indonesia boats carrying asylum-seekers.

Obama tells United Nations General Assembly he will pursue diplomacy on Iran and Syria

US President Barack Obama

Mark Landler President Obama said on Tuesday that Iran’s diplomatic overture in recent weeks could provide a foundation for an agreement on its nuclear program, but he warned that “conciliatory words will have to...

Main points of United Nations Syria resolution agreed, diplomats say

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The world’s major powers have agreed on the main points of a UN Security Council resolution on destroying Syria’s chemical weapons.

United States, Russia agree on United Nations-Syria chemical arms measure

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Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia agreed on Thursday on a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would demand Syria give up its chemical arms, but does...

Italy migrant boat disaster due to crackdown, says United Nations official

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The boat disaster that left 300 people feared dead off the Italian coast is the result of a repressive policy toward irregular immigrants, a United Nations official says.

World Health Organisation warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

A West Point slum resident looks from behind closed gates on the second day of the government's Ebola quarantine on their neighbourhood.

Stephanie Nebehay The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cannot enter, the World Health...

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Nidal al-Mughrabi After killing three senior Hamas commanders in a Gaza Strip air strike, Israel says it will continue to target the group's armed leadership.

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim denied abortion, forced to give birth by caesarean

A Dublin rally in support of changes to abortion laws in Ireland.

Conor Humphries Hundreds of people have rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland's abortion laws after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by caesarean section.

Ukraine claims it captured two Russian armoured vehicles as checks begin on disputed aid convoy

Ukrainian soldiers stand by a tank near Luhansk.

Nicolas Gaudichet and Galina Korba Ukraine says it has captured two armoured vehicles belonging to the Russian military in the war-torn east as checks begin on a 'Trojan horse' aid convoy.

Israel kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza air strikes

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched at the funeral of the three Hamas commanders.

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group's armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed.

Patients reported missing after Ebola clinic attacked in Liberia

A girls suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus has her temperature checked at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Elise Zoker and Caroline Chen Residents of Liberia's capital attacked a clinic treating suspected Ebola patients, complicating already strained efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Ukraine claims breakthrough in rebel stronghold Luhansk

Friends and relatives in Kiev say goodbye to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine.

Natalia Zinets and Thomas Grove Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in...

Gaza: Israel, Palestinians extend truce by 24 hours

Palestinians in the ruins of houses in Khan Younis, Gaza.

Nidal al-Mughrabi Israel and the Palestinians have agreed on Monday to extend a Gaza truce by another 24 hours, minutes before an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was set to expire, officials on both sides said.

Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq

Pope Francis has said it is justified to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq.

Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq but that it should not be up to a single nation to decide how to act.

Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood'

Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car that belonged to militants in Baqufa, north of Mosul.

Michael Georgy The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack...

Israel responds to rockets, killing wife and child of Hamas military leader

Palestinians flee their houses after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.

Nidal al-Mughrabi Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day as fighting resumed after the collapse of truce talks in Egypt.