|Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is strongly condemning a rebel attack on U.N. peacekeepers' positions in the Golan Heights and is demanding the "unconditional and immediate release" of all detained peacekeepers.
|EU prepares new sanctions over Russian military incursion
The European Union is warning that the apparent incursion of Russian troops into Ukraine is pushing the conflict closer to a point of no return.
|Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
|Housing group says 20 years to rebuild Gaza
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
|Iran's president dodges question on held reporter
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist.
|Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care
When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business.
|Ukraine says fighter jet shot down
Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
|Suicide attack kills 9 in Iraq
Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.
|Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers
The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.
|Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine are in firm control of a strategic coastal town (Novoazovsk), a day after Ukraine said tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.