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.

A father brings his son for treatment following the attack on the school

18 killed as Gaza violence continues

24 Jul At least 15 people were killed when Israeli fire hit a UN-run school in Gaza, while three more people were shot dead by Israeli soldiers at a demonstration in the occupied West Bank.

Western leaders have complained that rebels have been tampering with vital evidence at the site

Monitors say body parts remain at MH17 crash site

22 Jul International monitors this evening said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.

A young boy holds a sign during a demonstration in front of the French Embassy in Kiev

EU plans further sanctions on Russians

22 Jul The European Union has threatened Russia with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.

A Palestinian child shouts after Israeli forces shelled her house in Gaza City

Fresh Israeli strikes raise Gaza death toll to 600

22 Jul Israeli strikes have killed at least 13 women and children in Gaza, bringing the death toll to over 600, medics said, as the Israeli army announced the deaths of two more soldiers in the two-week conflict.