The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Saudi Arabia where he discussed developments in strife-torn Gaza with King Abdullah, state media said.
US President Barack Obama called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.
New Israeli air and tank strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 204.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet again Monday with his Iranian counterpart seeking to narrow serious gaps blocking a historic nuclear deal with a deadline just days away.
Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead.
Thirteen Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Saturday, bringing the toll on the fifth day of violence to 118, medics said.
A rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel early Friday, causing troops to hit back with artillery fire over the border, the Israeli army said.
The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said.
International Circus Festival Echo of Asia was taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan from 1 to 8 July.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas demanded Israel immediately halt its latest offensive against Gaza following a night of air strikes and militant rocket fire on the Israeli south.
Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, the military said, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.
South Korea said Tuesday it is considering offers from plane giants Airbus and Boeing as well as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to provide air refuelling tankers in a deal estimated to be worth $1.38 billion.
At least 14 rockets and mortar rounds fired by militants in Gaza struck southern Israel on Monday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a home, the army said.
An Israeli air strike on a car in the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians Friday, medics said, hours after a bomb exploded near troops manning Israel's security fence.
Israeli troops have arrested some 30 Palestinians in the West Bank as they ramped up a search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas, the army said.
Russian businessman Roman Abramovich has invested $10 million into an Israeli start-up StoreDot, a bio-organic materials based electronics developer.
Three Israeli teenagers went missing in the West Bank, the army said, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he held the Palestinian leadership responsible for their safety.
An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian man in Gaza on Wednesday after rocket fire from the territory prompted Israel's premier to warn he holds Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas responsible.
Israel's parliament on Tuesday elected Reuven Rivlin, a far-right member of the ruling Likud party, to be the nation's 10th president when Shimon Peres steps down next month.
World governments should not rush to approve the new Palestinian cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, after the Palestinians accused the Jewish state of punishing them over a unity deal.
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