Iran said Tuesday that it had launched its first domestically-produced satellite as part of Tehran's ongoing efforts to build a space program. The launch was timed to coincide with observances of the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution.
In an effort to increase pressure on Hamas, Israel has intensified its air attacks and its troops have pushed further into the most crowded neighborhoods of the Gaza Strip as cease-fire talks move closer to a resolution.
By PBS NewsHour
Israel said reserve forces joined the ground offensive against the Gaza Strip on Monday in what may be the next phase of a continuing Israeli offensive on Hamas as it advances on targets in heavily-populated urban areas like Gaza City.
In the deadliest show of force against Palestinian targets in decades, Israeli aircraft pounded the Gaza Strip Monday for a third day, targeting militant leaders and key symbols of the militant group Hamas.
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