Afghan and Taliban leaders meet in Doha to negotiate cease-fire; China and Taiwan hold high-level talks; bodies found in Thailand thought to be from abandoned trafficking camp; thousands of migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea; suicide blast rips through Damascus; and more

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

Member of EU Syria delegation killed in Damascus; Filipino Muslim sect denies leader killed in encounter with Malaysian security forces; People's Bank of China focuses on managing risks of inflation; five die in suicide attack in Kashmir; Turkish hostages released; and more

Top of the Agenda: Member of EU Syria Delegation Killed in Damascus

Car bomb targets Baath Party in Damascus; Bo Xilai on hunger strike; South Korea and US to stage joint military drills; Indian workers stage two-day strike; Human Rights Watch faults Mexico over 150 disappearances; and more

Top of the Agenda: Car Bomb Targets Ruling Baath Party in Damascus

Syrians hold mass burials in Damascus; Syrian opposition forces claim to have shot down military helicopter; South Korea to compensate relatives of alleged communist sympathisers massacred during Korean War; Singapore's PM calls on citizens to be more tolerant of immigrants; US weapons sales triple, worth $66 billion; Nigeria in talks with Boko Haram

Top of the Agenda: Syrians Hold Mass Burials in Damascus