Monday, August 18, 2014


Gaza conflict: Peace talks continue as deadline looms Israelis and Palestinians are trying to agree a long-term deal on Gaza's future and end weeks of deadly fighting before a five-day ceasefire expires.

IDF Preparing for Possible Resumption of Rocket Fire IDF preparing for a resumption of rocket fire from Gaza before the end of the current five-day ceasefire.

Iraq crisis: Military claims control of Mosul dam There are conflicting reports about whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have fully retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Syria: Hundreds of Bedouin Sentenced to Death 700 Bedouin executed by IS in Syria as bloody conquest in the Gulf region continues.

Hamas in West Bank 'planned to topple Palestinian Authority' Shin Bet, IDF say plot was orchestrated by Hamas overseas headquarters located in Turkey, and centered on a string of mass casualty terror attacks on Israeli targets; 93 suspects arrested so far.

Iran attempted large-scale cyber-attack on Israel, senior security source says "This is not something we have seen before, both in terms of scope and the type of targets," source says; new, integrated military communications network was used in Gaza during the conflict.

Ukraine refugee convoy hit by rockets, says military Many people died when rockets and mortars hit vehicles moving refugees from the Luhansk area of eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military says.

While the US 'Reviews,' EU Calls for Disarming Hamas American vacillation over demands to disarm terrorist groups in Gaza contrasts with Europe's surprising support of Israeli position.

Lebanon asks US for combat planes to battle jihadists Request comes alongside call for munitions to restock supplies after heavy clashes in east, near Syrian border.

Nato chief warns Russia against 'green men' tactics Philip Breedlove, Nato's top military commander, has said that if Russia does what it did in Crimea to a Nato state, it would be considered an act of war against the alliance.