HRABOVE, Ukraine - A Russian news agency has quoted a leader of eastern Ukraine's pro-Russia rebels as saying they intend to call a three-day cease fire to allow an investigation of the crash of a Malaysian airliner. The RIA-Novosti agency on Thursday quoted rebel leader Alexander Borodai as saying discussions... more »
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the United States will use all of its diplomatic resources and relationships to secure a deal on a cease-fire to end violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Obama says the U.S. supports Egypt's continued efforts to restore the 2012 cease-fire. He... more »
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort. Health officials say the Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting has reached 204. Wednesday's... more »
JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli Cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to Hamas rocket fire. The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the... more »
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is halting a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists and says Ukrainian forces will go on the offensive against the rebels. A statement from Poroshenko on his website says the cease-fire is being halted and that "we will attack... more »
CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
BENGHAZI, Libya - The Libyan rebel council has rejected a cease-fire proposal presented by an African Union delegation because it did not provide for the departure of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his top associates.
Council head Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, the country's former justice minister, said the initiative "did... more »