Cease-fire reached in Gaza conflict

Near the Israel-Gaza border (CNN) — After eight days of violence and nearly 150 deaths on both sides of the Israel-Gaza border, a cease-fire Wednesday promised to silence the warplanes and rocket launchers and restore a tense peace to the trouble region. The cease-fire, announced Wednesday night in a joint news conference in Cairo with U.S. […]

No slowdown in Gaza-Israel hostilities; U.N. chief arrives to push for cease-fire

Gaza City (CNN) — Warplanes, drones and rockets criss-crossed the sky over Gaza for the sixth day Monday as Israel pressed its air offensive against Gaza militants. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal vowed continued resistance against what he called a “criminal enemy.” “We do not want escalation nor do we call for a ground war,” he […]