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  • Egypt announces agreement on long-term Gaza truce

    Egyptian state television and the state news agency MENA announced on Tuesday that the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian militant groups had agreed to hold their fire from 7 p.m. local time (1600 UTC). This came after intense negotiations ..

  • Hamas says Israel, Palestinians have agreed a truce

    The Reuters news agency on Tuesday quoted Hamas spokesman Sami Abui Zuhri, who said the agreement, which came in negotiations mediated by Egypt, would be officially announced shortly. However, he said it wasn't clear when the truce was meant to come ..

  • Israel and Hamas trade blame over ceasefire collapse

    The Palestinian peace talk delegation in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, said Israel had not responded to Palestinian proposals before the expiry of the deadline at midnight local time (2100 UTC) on Tuesday. Israel, on the other hand, laid the blame ..

  • Israel abandons Cairo talks after rockets from Gaza

    Israeli negotiators walked out on peace talks hours before Tuesday's midnight deadline. A spokesman for the government would not say whether the team would return to Cairo or whether Israel would resume ceasefire talks. 'The Cairo talks were based ..

  • Palestinian death toll rises above 2,000 as peace deal urgently anticipated

    Norway and Egypt are planning to co-host a donor conference in Cairo for the reconstruction of Gaza, the Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende said on Monday.'Invitations to the conference, to be held in Cairo, will be sent out as soon as there is ..

  • Ukraine claims breakthrough in rebel stronghold of Luhansk

    Fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, with Kyiv claiming it now has the upper hand against pro-Russian separatists. The government said it is pressing forward in the key city of Luhansk which has been under rebel control for months. ..

  • Israel: No concessions over Gaza until security returns

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will not be forced to make concessions to Hamas over Gaza. He was speaking as peace talks reconvened in Cairo on Sunday. Ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, he warned that any deal must put ..

  • Gaza talks to resume ahead of looming ceasefire deadline

    Both parties reassembled in Cairo on Sunday for negotiations aimed at hammering out a long-term truce. The talks are part of an Egyptian initiative to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which escalated on July 8.An ..

  • Ukranian forces shell rebel held entities in Donetsk and Luhansk

    The sound of heavy bomb blasts have been reverberating around the pro-Russian held town of Donetsk. People were forced to evacuate office buildings as government shells hit homes and a local hospital. At least two people have been killed ..

  • Gaza-Israel: new five-day ceasefire begins

    A new ceasefire extension between Israel and Hamas is in force following indirect talks between the two sides in Cairo. A previous three-day ceasefire was due to end at 11 p.m. CET on Wednesday night. Palestinian negotiator Azzam Ahmed said there ..