At least 10,500 people have died since the beginning of the military operation, launched by Kiev in the southeast of Ukraine in mid-April, People’s Governor of Donbas Region Pavel Gubarev said on Friday.
Russian high-tech corporation Rostec has created a unique sixth-generation radio communication system called Chance, which it will present at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Innovation Day, the company’s press-service said in a statement on Friday.
Hostilities resumed in the Gaza Strip hours after the ceasefire that was supposed to last three days was announced, with Israel and Hamas placing the blame on each other for the disruption of the truce, local media reported Friday.
China leveled accusations against the United States on Friday, saying that US naval ships and aircraft were conducting regular reconnaissance activities in Chinese territorial waters and airspace, a statement issued by the country’s Defense Ministry said.
Military Air Forces and Air Defense Forces of Russia’s Eastern Military District together with the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, and the Pacific Fleet rescue service are holding Russia’s first joint exercises to rescue cosmonauts at sea, fleet spokesman Captain First Rank Roman Martov said Friday.
Israel has officially announced that it has accepted a US/UN proposal for a three-day humanitarian ceasefire beginning 8:00 a.m. (05:00 GMT) Friday, August 1, 2014, the Office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.
Israeli army said five soldiers have been killed in shelling on the border with Gaza Strip late Thursday, shortly before US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a three-day ceasefire between Tel Aviv and Hamas.
Dr. Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, said that Israel should abandon the idea of militarily eliminating Hamas and similar factions as a condition for regional peace and look to an alternative framework.
Israel confirmed it accepts a three-day ceasefire deal in Gaza Strip, which was announced earlier Friday by UN Secretary-General and US Secretary of State, Reuters reported citing a source in Israeli Prime Minister’s office.
The United States must take swift action against the Islamic State (ISIS) militants who control swathes of Iraq and Syria before an opportunity is lost, the military expert Jessica Lewis told RIA Novosti.
The human rights group Amnesty International has urged the United States to halt arms transfers to Israel, which is committing “serious violations of international law” in its assault on Palestinian militants in Hamas-run Gaza Strip.