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Israeli military masses troops along Gaza border

July 8, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on Gaza, as seen from the Israel-Gaza Border, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The Israeli military launched a major offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking more than 100 sites and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion in what Israel says is an operation aimed at stopping [&hellip...

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Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

July 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Israel military bulldozers are lined up near the Israeli and Gaza border Monday, July 7, 2014. The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza vowed revenge on Israel for the death of several of its members killed in an airstrike early Monday morning in the...

Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

July 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A man stands close to homes that collapsed during an earthquake in San Pedro, Guatemala, Monday, July 7, 2014. A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros) GUATEMALA...

Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

July 7, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi arrives for a press conference at the Vatican, Monday, July 7, 2014. Pope Francis has held his first meeting with a group of Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy. Lombardi said two Irish, two British and...

Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

July 6, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 file photo, an Egyptian protester smokes a cigarette during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, decreed new sales tax on cigarettes by up to 50...

Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight

July 6, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

People listen to Pavel Gubarev, self-proclaimed people’s governor, during a pro-Russian meeting in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, July 6, 2014. More than a thousand people rallied on Donetsk’s central Lenin square on Sunday afternoon...

Video purportedly shows extremist leader in Iraq

July 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

This image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a...

Clashes break out during Palestinian funeral

July 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians throw rocks as they clash with Israeli security forces during the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands of people...

Iraq’s al-Maliki signals his intent to stay in job

July 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 26, 2010 file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks to the press in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Maliki said in a statement issued by his office Friday, July 4, 2014, that he will fight until the Islamic militants who have overrun...

Iraqi Kurdish leader urges independence referendum

July 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Turkish truck drivers released from militants’ capture in northern Iraq wave from an airplane for Turkey at an airport in Irbil, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Militants released the 32 Turkish truck drivers who were captured when the...