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Gaza militants fire rockets after Israel extends truce

Jul 27, 2014

Gaza militants fire rockets after Israel extends truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A barrage of rockets fired by militants in the Gaza Strip struck Israel on Sunday, hours after Israel had agreed to extend a humanitarian ceasefire. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Gunmen in army uniforms seize Sunni official in Baghdad

Jul 26, 2014

Gunmen in army uniforms seize Sunni official in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in army uniforms have seized a senior local official and prominent member of a Sunni Islamist party from his Baghdad home, police and security sources said on Saturday. #content #wcnts #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia criticises EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

Jul 26, 2014

Russia criticises EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
State judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

Jul 26, 2014

State judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

MIAMI (Reuters) - A state judge in Florida on Friday struck down the state's prohibition on same-sex marriages, saying it violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, but immediately stayed the ruling pending appeal. The ruling by Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami-Dade County is the latest in a series of decisions by state and federal judges who have knocked down state bans on gay marriage, but then put their rulings on hold pending appeal #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan, wants changes - govt source

Jul 25, 2014

Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan, wants changes - govt source

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has rejected proposals for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and is seeking changes to the plans, a government source said on Friday. #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Death row Christian woman flies out of Sudan, meets Pope

Jul 25, 2014

Death row Christian woman flies out of Sudan, meets Pope

ROME/KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew into Rome on an Italian government plane on Thursday and hours later met the Pope. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #aut #cnt
Ending bloodshed in Gaza rests on a face-saving truce

Jul 25, 2014

Ending bloodshed in Gaza rests on a face-saving truce

CAIRO (Reuters) - A possible truce to halt bloodshed in Gaza during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday next week hinges on complex negotiations that have to give Hamas, Israel and regional powers a chance to claim political and military victories. Egypt is trying to broker a temporary humanitarian truce which would start during one of Islam's biggest celebrations following the fasting month of Ramadan, in the hope that it will facilitate more permanent ceasefire talks. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Bodies leave Ukraine crash site, easing sanctions pressure

Jul 22, 2014

Bodies leave Ukraine crash site, easing sanctions pressure

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area. The aircraft's black boxes, which could hold information about the crash in rebel-held eastern Ukraine but will not pinpoint who did it, would be given to the Malaysian authorities, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, indicating he had bypassed Kiev, which has lost control of much of the east. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch
Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck, Europeans give Putin "last chance"

Jul 19, 2014

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck, Europeans give Putin "last chance"

HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers. As militants kept international monitors away from wreckage and scores of bodies festered for a third day, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the rebels to cooperate and insisted that a U.N.-mandated investigation must not leap to conclusions. Moscow denies involvement and has pointed a finger at Kiev's military #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry

Jul 19, 2014

Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry

HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt