Israel, Islamic Jihad, say Gaza ceasefire agreement reached

Jerusalem/Gaza CNN —A ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad over Gaza appeared to be holding early Monday after going into effect at 11:30 p.m. local time Sunday (4:30 p.m. Rockets launched toward JerusalemEarlier Sunday, Palestinian militants launched...

More than 40 people killed in Gaza in weekend of violence

Jerusalem (CNN) Palestinian militants launched rockets toward Jerusalem on Sunday, after Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip overnight killed a senior militant commander -- the second since Israel's operation against Islamic Jihad began. The response from...

China launches long-range airstrike drills around Taiwan

It also said drones “intruded” into outlying islands controlled by Taiwan. China announced the drills – whose scale marks a significant escalation from past activities – within an hour of the arrival of Pelosi and a congressional delegation in Taiwan on Tue...

Leading Taiwanese weapons developer found dead in hotel room

Hong Kong (CNN) The deputy head of Taiwan's government-controlled weapons developer has died after suffering a heart attack on a trip to the south of the island. Ou Yang Li-hsing, 57, the deputy head of the military-owned National Chung Shan Institute of Sc...

US will defend Philippines if attacked in South China Sea: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured the Philippines on Saturday that the United States would come to its defense if attacked in the South China Sea, seeking to allay concerns about the extent of the US commitment to a mutual defense treaty. In meet...

Flash floods kill 550 in Pakistan in heaviest rains in decades

Islamabad (CNN) Flash floods caused by abnormally heavy monsoon rains killed at least 549 people in Pakistan over the past month, with remote communities in the impoverished southwestern province of Balochistan among the hardest hit, a government agency sai...

Desperate Yemeni families are watching their children die

London (CNN) Yemen's warring parties have renewed a two-month-long truce , first signed in April this year. While many in the international community celebrate, some families in Yemen are left watching their children slowly die. There are around 30,000 peop...

White House summoned Chinese ambassador to condemn provocations

(CNN) The White House summoned China's ambassador on Thursday to condemn China's "irresponsible" military activities near Taiwan as tensions continue to escalate in the region following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island this week. "After C...

Russia is ready to discuss prisoner swap with US after Griner conviction

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters in Cambodia that the Kremlin is “ready to discuss this topic, but within the framework of the channel that has been agreed by the presidents,” state news agency RIA Novosti reported. Shortly later, US S...

William and Kate's kids step in as school shuts for summer

A version of this story appeared in the August 5 edition of CNN's Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain's royal family. London (CNN) Succession planning isn't something most of us have to give much thought to, but for the ro...

South Korea launches first lunar orbiter as space program advances

Seoul, South Korea CNN —South Korea launched its first moon mission on Thursday as its homegrown lunar orbiter took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station aboard a SpaceX rocket. A live broadcast of the launch on Friday morning in South Korea...

At least 13 killed, dozens injured as fire engulfs Thai nightclub

Bangkok (CNN) At least 13 people have been killed and 35 injured after a fire broke out in the early hours of Friday at a nightclub in Thailand, police said. The fire broke out at around 1 a.m. at the Mountain B nightclub, a one-story building in the Sattah...

Rescuers race to free miners trapped in flooded mine in Mexico

CNN —Ten miners have been trapped in a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico for over 24 hours, as rescuers battle to reach them. The incident was reported Wednesday afternoon, when the miners encountered an abandoned tunnel with water that flooded the mine,...