Syrian rebels

Israel-Hamas fighting continues despite international pressure for cease-fire; MH17 victims' bodies to be flown to Netherlands; Widodo declared Indonesia's new president; Beijing orders restaurant inspections to avoid using tainted meat; Syrian rebels expel ISIS militants from parts of Damascus; and more 

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Israel-Hamas Conflict Continues Despite International Pressure

US and UK suspend aid to Syrian rebels; former Thai PM indicted on murder charges; same-sex marriage law qushed in Australia; more than 2 million people in Zimbabwe will need food assistance before harvest; Uruguay's legalisation of marijuana breaks international law, says UN drugs body

Top of the Agenda: U.S., UK Suspend Aid to Syria's Rebels

Obama cancels meeting with Putin following Edward Snowden controversy; Japan summons Chinese envoy after Chinese ships entered Japanese disputed territorial waters; Japan launches its largest warship since World War II; India-Pakistan relations fray further; Syrian rebels claim to have hit President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama Cancels Putin Meeting

Spending cuts agreed in EU budget; US ambassador to China makes Tibet visit; South Korea and China meet to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme; Obama calls for gay rights during visit to Senegal; US begins shipping arms for Syrian rebels; and more

Top of the Agenda: EU's Budget Deal Includes First-Ever Spending Cuts

NSA leaks source hiding out in Hong Kong; Obama and Xi Jingping end two-day meeting; South and North Korea to hold talks in Seoul; US to consider shipping arms to Syrian rebels; UK anticipates challenges at G8 meeting; and more

Top of the Agenda: Source of NSA Leaks Identifies Himself