Middle East

Fares Akram grew up in Gaza city. As a reporter for the Associated Press, he worked in the building that Israel destroyed with airstrikes.
"Free Palestine" rallies have taken place in several major cities, including Washington, London, Montreal and Sydney, amid escalating Gaza-Israel violence.
The White House said it has told Israel that ensuring the safety of the press is "paramount."
The strike brought the entire 12-story building down, collapsing with a gigantic cloud of dust.
It's the deadliest single strike since the battle with Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers erupted earlier this week.
Israel has killed 122 people in Gaza, including 31 children and 20 women, and wounded 900, according to the Health Ministry.
“The myth of shared values is coming to an end,” a Palestinian American activist said.
Victory Day in Russia, Eid al-Fitr celebrations and officials at the U.S. border round out this week's most stunning images.
Israeli artillery pounded northern Gaza early Friday in an attempt to destroy a vast network of militant tunnels inside the territory.
Israel carried out an intense barrage of airstrikes just after sunrise, striking dozens of targets in several minutes that set off bone-rattling explosions across Gaza.