Palestinian rockets reach west Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

Palestinian rockets reach west Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired rockets towards Jerusalem on Sunday, causing no casualties but signaling new scope and resolve as Israel pressed airstrikes in the Gaza Strip and admitted Jewish visitors to a disputed mosque. The Islamic Jihad faction said it was targeting Jerusalem in retaliation for Israel’s overnight killing of Khaled … Read more

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast on a busy shopping street in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least eight people on Saturday and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shia Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, … Read more

Airstrikes and rocket fire push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

Airstrikes and rocket fire push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

Fifteen killed, dozens injured – Palestinian Ministry of Health At least 200 rockets fired at Israel-military Israel killed the commander of Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israeli planes struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets deep into Israel on Saturday, a day after an Israeli operation against the Islamic … Read more