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Massacres and abductions being carried out by the Islamic State are evidence of ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq, Amnesty International says.
As Brandon Davis watches the news from his home in Wellington, he sees Iraqi towns he helped to rebuild being destroyed again.
The US says Israel's land seizure is counterproductive to negotiating a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities.
Violence in Iraq killed at least 1420 people during August as Iraqi forces fought to regain areas overrun by militants.
Syria's embattled president has sworn in his new government, saying security and reconstruction will be top priorities.
Israel has downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria.
A Bahraini appeals court has upheld a controversial 10-year-jail term against a photojournalist.
Iraqi forces have broken through to the jihadist-besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months.
All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are now free after being held by Syrian rebels.
The US Air Force has led a coalition of aircraft from Australia, France and the UK to drop critically needed supplies to an isolated Iraqi town.
US officials see social media as a crucial battlefield as they aim to turn young minds in the Muslim world against groups like IS and al-Qaeda.
The US military has launched fresh attacks on IS forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam.
The British PM has described the goals of the Islamic State (IS) as medieval, but the terrorist group has been showing modern-media savvy.
A group of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji are said to be safe and in good health after being detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.
Britain has raised its terror threat risk level to "severe" because of fears over the situation in Iraq and Syria.
The jihadist Islamic State group has posted video of the execution of a captured Kurdish fighter.
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