Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

France defends deficit reduction delay in 2015 budget

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'France is sinking!'

Read more

WEB NEWS

Global support pours in for Hong Kong protesters

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola: UN sets target of 60 days to turn things around

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

On the frontline of horror: Editing images from war zones

Read more

DEBATE

Europe's desperate seas: Migrant deaths crossing Mediterranean top 3,000 in 2014 (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Europe's desperate seas: Migrant deaths crossing Mediterranean top 3,000 in 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

'All is Well' for Lisa Simone

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

EU questions Apple's tax deals in Ireland

Read more

Israel agrees 12-hour Gaza ceasefire Saturday morning: US official

AFP

An Israeli army armoured personnel carrier (APC) moves along Israel's border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014An Israeli army armoured personnel carrier (APC) moves along Israel's border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014

An Israeli army armoured personnel carrier (APC) moves along Israel's border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014An Israeli army armoured personnel carrier (APC) moves along Israel's border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014

Israel has announced a unilateral 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting on Saturday morning, a US official said.

"Israel has agreed to a 12-hour ceasefire from 07:00 am Saturday," said the US official travelling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who was leaving Cairo without securing a longer ceasefire deal between Israel and Palestinian movement Hamas.

It was unclear whether the ceasefire was due to start at 7:00 am Israeli time or GMT.

Date created : 2014-07-25