Obama Calls Netanyahu To Express Concern Over Mounting Palestinian Casualties As Death Toll Tops 1,000The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.
Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has 'Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them'Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”
WH National Security Adviser: Israel Must Do More To Avoid Civilian CasualtiesThe White House’s Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, said that the Obama administration believes that while Israel “has a right to defend itself,” the country “can do more” to avoid civilian casualties.
U.S. Can't Rule Out Russian Role In Downing Of PlaneU.S. Ambassador to U.N. says plane was likely shot down by Russian SA-11 missile.
Holocaust Museum Opens U.N. Archive on WWII War CrimesThe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington has obtained a full copy of the U.N. War Crimes Commission archive that has largely been locked away for the past 70 years under restricted access at the United Nations.
New UN Assembly Pushes Climate Change, Environment As Top World PriorityThe first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.
US Plays Down Warming Russia-China RelationshipThe Obama administration is playing down an increasingly warm relationship between its main global rivals, China and Russia, that it may have inadvertently encouraged.
Deadliest Day For Ukraine Troops: 16 Killed In RaidPro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine; Kiev accuses Moscow of trying to disrupt upcoming election.
CIA Vows To No Longer Use Vaccination Programs To Cover Spy OperationsA top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations. The agency used the ruse in targeting Osama bin Laden before the U.S. raid that killed him in 2011.
Kremlin Claims Again That Putin Orders Troops Back From Eastern Ukraine BorderRussian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops deployed in regions near Ukraine to return to their home bases, the Kremlin said Monday.
Steelworkers In Eastern Ukraine Fight Back Against Pro-Russian ForcesSteelworkers retook government buildings from pro-Russian militants in an industrial port city in eastern Ukraine.
Diplomat: Emanuel Gave Norway's Ambassador To US Verbal Lashing When Obama Awarded Nobel Peace PrizeA senior Norwegian diplomat says his country's former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama's chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
Kerry: Syrian Presidential Election A 'Farce'The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad's planned presidential election is a "farce" and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
Pope Urges Governments To Redistribute WealthPope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.
Syrian Rebels Level Historic Hotel In AleppoThe luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.