The Israeli Defence Force has pulled back to a buffer zone of three kilometres inside Gaza's territory as a 72-hour humanitarian truce, brokered by Egypt, enters force on Tuesday at 08.00.
Israel claims that its objective of destroying Hamas' tunnels has been completed. The toll has been 1,800 Palestinians and 67 Israelis, since Israel's Operation Protective Edge began on July 8. As the Israelis withdrew, Hamas fired further barrages of rockets at central Israel.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War