24 July: Air Algerie AH5017 disappears over Mali amid poor weather near the border with Burkina Faso. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 was operated by Spain's Swiftair, and was heading from Ouagadougou to Algiers carrying 116 passengers - 51 of them French. All are thought to have died.
GAZA/JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on July 25 as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
An Algerian aircraft carrying 110 passengers and six crew crashed in northern Africa early on July 24 with the apparent death of all on board - the third airliner disaster in a week.
ALGIERS/BAMAKO - Authorities said on July 24 they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.
Norway is facing an imminent terrorist attack from fighters involved in the conflict in Syria, according to a warning from the Nordic country's security services.
ALGIERS - Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on July 24. APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso.
Washington - America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies. Long security lines at airports. All those things happened in response to the 9/11 al Qaeda attacks on New York and the Pentagon that forever changed U.S. security perceptions and practices.
GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on July 24 with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.
Leading global risk analytics firm Maplecroft has released its latest Terrorism and Security Dashboard. The dashboard tracked terrorist attacks over the 12-month period prior to July 1, and the results are bleak.
Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.
LONDON - Vladimir Putin thought he'd got away with murder. At least that was the conclusion of diplomats and security officials for eight years as Britain ignored demands for an inquiry into the assassination of a former KGB officer in Central London.
JERUSALEM - Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration.
JERUSALEM - A Hamas rocket exploded on July 22 near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.
BEIJING - Flights to and from Shanghai International Airport Co Ltd and 11 other airports in east China are facing major delays until mid-August due to military exercises, according to an official micro blog.
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank.
OSLO - Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on July 22 marked the second anniversary of the terror acts that killed 77 people by calling for a continued fight against all forms of extremism.
As the death toll climbed to a record high in the Gaza Strip on July 20, social media users flooded outlets like Twitter and Instagram with pictures of the devastation. Some of the photos used in this article are not from verified accounts, but instead from Twitter users who claim to have authentic images from Gaza.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early on July 22, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state launched a high-level effort to end two weeks of deadly fighting.
The international medical organization Doctors without Borders has said that medicines for treating AIDS are still too expensive for many patients. This is especially true for victims living in developed countries.
Indonesia is to name its new president, following a hotly-contested election that saw both candidates claim victory. Most "quick counts" after the 9 July election placed Joko Widodo, the popular Jakarta governor, in the lead.