Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Jul 28, 2014

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area. With government troops intensifying their push to claw back ...

Israeli Arabs caught in the middle in Gaza

Jul 28, 2014

Israeli Arabs caught in the middle in Gaza

Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in growing numbers in the Gaza Strip. The ...

Islamic State militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

Jul 28, 2014

Islamic State militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

Islamic State militants blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said — the latest casualty in a week that has seen half a dozen of the Iraqi city’s most revered holy places destroyed. ...

Jul 28, 2014

Xinjiang extremists may have joined Iraq conflict, China envoy says

Muslim extremists from China’s far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the conflict there, China’s special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday. China has repeatedly expressed ...

Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia: study

Jul 28, 2014

Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia: study

An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely autonomous in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday. European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the ...

Jul 28, 2014

Russia fired rockets into Ukraine: U.S.

The U.S. stepped up pressure on Moscow on Sunday by releasing satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for pro-Russian separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the ...

China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

Jul 28, 2014

China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

On China’s southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his aging vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit, however: a satellite navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coast guard should he run into ...

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

Jul 28, 2014

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull ...

Malaysia PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on MH17 access

Jul 27, 2014

Malaysia PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on MH17 access

An agreement has been reached with separatists in Ukraine to enable international police to oversee a site where a Malaysian plane was downed and investigators to determine why the aircraft crashed, Malaysia’s prime minister said on Sunday. Pro-Russian separatists remain in control of the ...

Ukraine launches offensive to retake rebel stronghold of Donetsk

Jul 27, 2014

Ukraine launches offensive to retake rebel stronghold of Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently ...