U.N. accuses Israel of violating international law in Gaza

Smoke and flames rise from a burning fuel tank of Gaza's power plant after it was hit by Israeli strikes in the Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip,Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

World body blames Israel for an artillery attack on a U.N. school that killed at least 20.

Hamas airs video of cross-border tunnel raid on Israeli army

Hamas airs video of cross-border tunnel raid on Israeli army

Video released by Hamas appears to show militants emerging from a tunnel and attacking Israeli soldiers at an outpost in Nahal Oz, near the border with Gaza. Editor’s Note: This video contains graphic material.

Israelis back Gaza war, despite rising deaths on both sides

Israelis back Gaza war, despite rising deaths on both sides

Polls show almost unprecedented public support for Prime Minister Netanyahu and the military offensive.

Gaza’s only power plant, Hamas leader’s home struck

Gaza’s only power plant, Hamas leader’s home struck

The Palestinian territory came under heavy fire after Israel rebuffed calls for an immediate cease-fire.

West Bankers watch, worry and check their phones

West Bankers watch, worry and check their phones

For Palestinians with relatives in Gaza, the conflict has brought feelings of guilt and helplessness.

Oil prices stable despite Libya conflict

Oil prices stable despite Libya conflict

A rocket hit a fuel depot near Tripoli airport on Tuesday, as Libyan forces work to combat Islamist militants in the region. Residents prepare for the worse, stocking up on supplies and petrol.

Israel strikes house of Hamas leader

Israel strikes house of Hamas leader

Israel's military pounds targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Monday into Tuesday, firing a missile at Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh and causing damage. No casualties were reported.

Photos from around the region

U.N. condemns deadly shelling at Gaza school

Israeli artillery shells slammed into U.N.-run school sheltering evacuees from the Gaza conflict, killing at least 16.

Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza

Backed by artillery shells and airstrikes, assault continues.

Israeli action in Gaza triggers protests

Demonstrators in India, Venezuela and other countries rally against the continued bloodshed in the region.

Israeli airstrikes intensify in Gaza Strip

The military hit more than 100 sites overnight in a campaign aimed at stopping rocket fire from the region.

Cousin of slain Arab teen gets house arrest after scuffle with police

The U.S. called for an investigation of an incident in which Tariq Abu Khieder appeared to have been beaten by Israeli police.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police after slain teen’s funeral

The death of Mohammad Abu Khieder, possibly as retaliation for the killing of three Jewish teens, has caused tensions to spike.

Iraq’s Khazair displacement camp

Khazair is home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced Iraqis, with the number rising daily.

Israel mourns three teens at public funeral

The students who went missing in the West Bank in June were laid to rest in the city of Modiin.

As fighting continues, more Iraqis flee

Battles between Iraqi security forces and an extremist group go on, and camps for displaced civilians grow larger.

Sectarian killings rattle Sunnis in Baghdad

As militants press offensive elsewhere, minority in capital fears being targeted.

Iraqis prepare to fight militants

After the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took Mosul and other cities, Iraq sought volunteers to join the army.

Volunteers flock to defend Baghdad

Shiite clerics called on Iraqi civilians to take up arms against advancing Sunni insurgents inspired by al-Qaeda.

In the Vatican gardens, historic prayers for peace

The Israeli and Palestinian leaders joined Pope Francis in invocations and symbolically planting olive trees.

Car-bomb attacks hit political party offices north of Baghdad

A suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden truck into a checkpoint in Tuz Khormato, Iraq, and then a second bomb exploded.

A trip through the heart of central Iran

Now 25 years after the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a look at life in Iran and the legacy of the Islamic Revolution.