Putin Refuses to Order Rebels Away from MH17 Crash Site

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_a687af4fd9.jpgMIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin issued a statement Monday that fell short of calling for separatist rebels from eastern Ukraine to turn over control of the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to international teams. Instead, the Russian leader only says that the safety and security of monitors trying to reach the scene must be guaranteed.

Read more...

IDF Opens Field Hospital for Palestinians at Border Crossing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_12c53cbf36.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- The Israel Defense Forces announced on Sunday that it would open a field hospital for Palestinians at the Erez border crossing. The hospital began operating at 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to an IDF statement. The hospital was established to provide medical assistance and humanitarian care to Palestinians from Gaza amidst the ongoing tensions.

Read more...

UN Security Council Calls for End to Gaza Violence, Two Americans Killed in Fighting

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_2c792d345f.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (GENEVA) -- The United Nations Security Council called for an immediate end to fighting in Gaza, expressing concerns over the rising civilian death toll. The death toll from the two-week conflict continues to rise. In all, more than 500 Palestinians -- many of them civilians, including children -- were killed and more than 3,100 wounded in the past two weeks, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Read more...

Malaysia Airlines to Retire MH17 Flight Number

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_87ad3bf881.jpgiStock Editorial/Thinkstock (KUALA LUMPUR) -- Malaysia Airlines announced on Sunday that it would retire the flight number MH17 after the flight was tragically shot down over eastern Ukraine last week. In a statement, Malaysia Airlines said the decision was made "out of respect for our crew and passengers of the mentioned flight code." The change will take effect on Friday, July 25.

Read more...

Pro-Russian Rebel Leader: We Want to Give Crash Victims' Bodies to Families

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_8be3ced479.jpgDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- It may be some time before the bodies of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 are returned to their families. In an exclusive interview with ABC News Sunday, the leader of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic said they would not be turned over until international inspectors come here to inspect them.

Read more...