An Israeli tank is seen at an army deployment area near the Gaza border

Gaza toll soars as Israel continues tunnel hunt

11.22 Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.

Palestinians carry a man who was wounded during an Israeli airstrike on a market place in the Shejaiya neighbourhood near Gaza City

UNRWA condemns attack on school in Gaza

30 Jul A deadly strike at a UN-run school in Jebalya refugee camp in northern Gaza that killed 16 people and wounded scores more has been condemned by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

A man waves a picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei above Israeli flags before setting the flags on fire during a demonstration in Tehran

Khamenei accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

29 Jul Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

A Palestinian man inspects the rubble of destroyed buildings and houses in Gaza City

Israel must prepare for 'lengthy' conflict

28 Jul Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country must prepare for a protracted war in Gaza, squashing any hopes of a swift end to fighting that has already cost more than 1,000 lives.

Ukraine officials said black box data showed 'explosive decompression' brought MH17 down

New sanctions agreed against Russia

28 Jul US and European leaders have agreed to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defence and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced towards the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.

The clashes are between rival militia groups battling over the city's main airport

Scores killed in clashes around Tripoli airport

27 Jul Two weeks of clashes between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport have left more than 97 people dead and 400 wounded, the health ministry said this afternoon.

An IS assault forced the army to pull back late last night

85 Syrian troops killed in Raga

26 Jul At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as Islamic State fighters advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa.

Militants from Islamic State destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah

Islamic State blows up 'Jonah's tomb' in Iraq

25 Jul Militants from Islamic State have destroyed a holy site in Mosul said to be the tomb of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a whale in both Islamic and Judeo-Christian traditions.