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US prepared to facilitate cessation of hostilities in Gaza: Obama

Jul 11, 2014

US prepared to facilitate cessation of hostilities in Gaza: Obama

Obama reiterated US condemnation of rocket fire into Israel by Hamas and reaffirmed Israel's right to defend itself against the attacks, the White House said. #United States #World #Barack Obama #United Nations #Hamas #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Ban Ki-moon #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #death toll #Gaza #Airstrike #Palestinian President #Mahmud Abbas #Israel PM
Israel retaliates after rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern areas

Jul 11, 2014

Israel retaliates after rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern areas

That area in southern Lebanon is a stronghold of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, which has battled Israel numerous times. However, past fire from Lebanon has been blamed on radical Palestinian factions in the area and Hezbollah has not been involved in the ongoing offensive. #World #Barack Obama #US #Hamas #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Ban Ki-moon #Palestine #Lebanon #Hezbollah #Shi'ite #Gaza #Sunni #Airstrike #air strikes #Mahmud Abbas
UN chief urges restraint, says Gaza is on a knife-edge

Jul 11, 2014

UN chief urges restraint, says Gaza is on a knife-edge

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and an end to the new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. #World #NewsTracker #Israel #UN #Benjamin Netanyahu #Ban Ki-moon #Palestine #Secretary-General #Gaza #teenager #UN chief
Palestinian death toll rises as Israel hits over 750 targets in Gaza

Jul 11, 2014

Palestinian death toll rises as Israel hits over 750 targets in Gaza

It accuses Hamas Islamists of deliberately putting innocent Palestinians in harm's way by placing weaponry and gunmen in Gaza's residential areas. #World #United Nations #Hamas #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Ban Ki-moon #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #death toll #Gaza #Airstrike #Palestinian President #Israel PM
Gaza healthcare services on the verge of collapsing: WHO

Jul 11, 2014

Gaza healthcare services on the verge of collapsing: WHO

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported it is unable to maintain adequate stocks of medicine because of chronic outstanding debt, now amounting to more than $250 million, WHO said. #United States #World #Barack Obama #United Nations #Hamas #Israel #TheySaidIt #Benjamin Netanyahu #WHO #Ban Ki-moon #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #Gaza #Airstrike #Palestinian President #Mahmud Abbas #Israel PM #Healthcare in Gaza #Palestine's Healthcare debt
Gaza: Israeli air strikes kill 14 as Hamas rockets pound Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Jul 10, 2014

Gaza: Israeli air strikes kill 14 as Hamas rockets pound Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

There have been no Israeli deaths so far, but Hamas showed its firepower as it launched waves of rockets across Israel that triggered sirens in cities as far from Gaza as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa. #United Nations Security Council #US #Hamas #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #European Union #UN #Benjamin Netanyahu #Palestine #West Bank #Arab nations #Simon Peres #Jewish State #Israeli Teens Abducted #Mahmud Abbas #Gaa #Palestinian Teen abducted #Ban ii-moon
Beautiful full moon night? It might reduce your sleep by 20 mins

Jul 09, 2014

Beautiful full moon night? It might reduce your sleep by 20 mins

People may actually sleep 20 minutes less and take longer to fall asleep on a full moon night, a new study has found #Health #Moon #Sleep #HealthBuzz #ScienceBuzz #Full moon #Science Buzz #Beauty Sleep #Sleeping #Lunar cycle
United Nations to recognise all same-sex marriages of staffers

Jul 08, 2014

United Nations to recognise all same-sex marriages of staffers

The UN will now recognise all same-sex marriages of its staffers across the world as it put in place a new policy aimed at ensuring "greater equality" with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for rejection of homophobia. #World #United Nations #Ban Ki-moon #Same-sex marriage #Farhan Haq
Ghana official appointed head of UN observer group along Indo-Pak LoC

Jul 02, 2014

Ghana official appointed head of UN observer group along Indo-Pak LoC

A Ghanaian military official has been appointed head of the UN military observer group stationed along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. #India #United Nations #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Kashmir #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Line of Control #Ghana #LoC #Ghanaian #UNMOGIP #United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan