CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian state media has announced a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel to halt the seven-week Gaza war, which has killed over 2,200 people.
Both Egyptian state television and the state news agency MENA announced the deal Tuesday night. Both said it begins at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), without elaborating.
Earlier, officials with from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza against Israel, said a cease-fire had been reached. Israeli officials have not immediately commented. They described it as an "open-ended" cease-fire that included an Israeli agreement to ease its blockade of Gaza to allow relief supplies and construction materials into the war-battered territory.
Israeli officials have yet to comment.
History of the Cuba embargo and it can be lifted
The U.S. embargo against Cuba has a decades-long history. President Obama can gut the embargo, but he'll need Congressional approval to get rid of it.
After Peshawar massacre, Pakistan fights Taliban
Following a deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistani school, the nation has been ramping up its anti-Taliban fight and executing convicted terrorists.
Birds might be better meteorologists than us
A new study suggests a certain type of bird was able to sense a tornado outbreak that moved through the U.S. a day before it hit.
Miss World abandoning bikini competition
The Miss World Organisation says the bikini competition is over, but "beachwear" will remain.