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Bodies of jihadis paraded in Iraq

Shia militiamen in Iraq’s city of Baquba dragged the bodies of jihadi fighters of the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) through the streets on Sunday and hung the

‘Destroying Hamas will lead to something worse’

Israeli artillery fires towards Gaza, near the Israel-Gaza border, on Sunday. 	— AP

The remarks by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, came as Israeli ministers signalled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day-old conflict in the Gaza Strip appeared remote

Gaza truce efforts go up in smoke

Children are seen behind a sheet which covers an improvised tent on in the garden of AlShifa Hospital in Gaza City on Sunday AFP

Hamas’ accepts ceasefire after Israel resumed strikes; Netanyahu not softening stance

Dog cull YouTube video sparks outrage

Among the white sandy beaches, luxury villas and temples, authorities on the Indonesian island of Bali are carrying out mass culls of dogs in an anti-rabies campaign, a official confirmed Sunday.

Lankan asylum-seekers arrive in Oz

Eighty-one asylum-seekers arrived at the remote Curtin Immigration Detention Centre in Western Australia

China war games sparks anxiety about air traffic

China’s upcoming military exercises in its southeast coastal areas and live firing drills in the East China Sea have led to fears of massive flight delays as hundreds of people’s travel plans were hit

Taliban attack Afghan top cop

Afghan bystanders look at the bodies of insurgents following an attack by the Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar -AFP

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Kabul in an anti-Taliban demonstration organised by activists and civil society groups

Wife of Cameroon vice-PM kidnapped

The wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram in the northerntown of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.

Clashes in Benghazi kill 38 in 24 hours

A military source said the clashes broke out when Islamists launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit near the city centre, causing casualties among forces defending their barracks

There is no shortage of just causes in the world, filled as it is with rising inequity, conflict and brutality. Yet, some causes seem more equal than others. The current one is the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

The Israeli assault on Gaza is horrific in its ferocity and far exceeds the limits of justifiable and even acceptable retribution.