In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
26 Jul. 20148:33 AM ET
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.
Russia: EU sanctions weaken anti-terrorism efforts
26 Jul. 20148:27 AM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia lashed out Saturday at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism, and accused the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia's alleged involvement in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.
AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war
26 Jul. 201411:17 AM ET
GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
26 Jul. 201411:12 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.