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Palestinians flee their houses following an Israeli ground offensive in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip The Children of War: A Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolds in Gaza
Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip triggered a bloody war. Brutal images of dead and injured Palestinians have circulated widely, but a cease-fire stillappears to be a long way off. | Ahmed is hu... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb) Spiegel Online
Gaza Conflict   Human Rights   Photos   UN   Wikipedia: 2014 IsraelGaza conflict  
Zhou Yongkang, State Councilor; Minister of Public Safety and commissioner of National Narcotics Control Commission; People's Republic of China China begins corruption inquiry into former security chief Zhou Yongkang
Zhou is most senior Chinese politician to be linked to corruption scandal since Communist party came to power in 1949 | Zhou Yongkang has been under virtual house arrest since December. Photograph: An... (photo: Public Domain) The Guardian
Bo Xilai   Corruptions in China   Photos   Wikipedia: Zhou Yongkang   Zhou Yongkang  
Russia Hopes Its Experts Will Take Part in MH-17 Crash Investigation  Russias UN Envoy Russia Hopes Its Experts Will Take Part in MH-17 Crash Investigation – Russia’s UN Envoy
UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia hopes that its experts’ participation in the MH-17 crash investigation in the east of Ukraine will ensure its integrity, Russian Permanent Represen... (photo: UN / Devra Berkowitz) Novosti
MH-17 Crash   Photos   Russia   Ukraine   Wikipedia: RussiaUkraine relations  
President Barack Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. MH17 fallout: US, Europe agree to escalate sanctions on Russia
Frankfurt, Germany: The United States and Europe put aside their differences and agreed Monday to sharply escalate economic sanctions against Russia in a set of coordinated actions driven by the concl... (photo: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Sydney Morning Herald
MH17 Flight Disaster   Photos   Sanctions on Russia   Ukraine Crisis   Wikipedia: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17  
A Palestinian militants of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, parade in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on May 29, 2014. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas sent a "letter of designation" to Rami Hamdallah, who is currently serving as premier within the West Bank-based government, to head a unity government but announcement of the lineup was held up over the foreign affairs portfolio. Hamas and the Western-backed PLO, which is dominated by Abbas's secular Fatah party, signed a surprise reconciliation agreement on April 23 to end years of bitter and sometime bloody rivalry. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN Israel warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip • Israel’s prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb) STL Today
Gaza Ceasefire   Hamas Militants   Israel - Palestinians Conflict   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 IsraelGaza conflict  
Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US
July 28: | The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official has said, calling the matter "very serious." | ... (photo: AP / J. Scott Applewhite) The Siasat Daily
Cruise Missile - Russia   Nuclear Weapons   Photos   US - Russia Arms Treaty   Wikipedia: Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty