In Ukraine over 40 people died when the trade union building burned down in Odessa more than three years ago. Most of those killed were pro-Russian activists who were sheltering inside.
Visiting Russian politicians shared Syrian President al-Assad's view that the recent airstrikes had been an act of aggression. Chemical weapons investigators are set to begin probing the alleged gas attacks in Douma.
At least one Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in a protest at the Gaza-Israel border. Thousands gathered for a third consecutive week to protest for the right to return to lands their families lost in the 1948 war.
Israeli troops have opened fire on Palestinian protesters, killing at least seven and injuring hundreds. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting along the Israel-Gaza border.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has rejected international criticism of Israel's use of deadly force. There are mounting questions surrounding Israel's use of live fire against stone-throwing protesters.
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