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The United Nations has agreed to send a mission to Iraq to investigate reports of atrocities carried out by Islamic State militants.
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Fiji's army chief says Al-Qaeda linked Syria rebels have made several demands as they hold captive more than 40 peacekeepers.
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The Greens have failed in a bid to make new Australian military operations in Iraq subject to approval by federal parliament.
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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.
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Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shi'ite militiamen have pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants after breaking a siege of a Shi'ite town.
The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities, as Baghdad warned the country was...
The United States has urged Israel to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area of the occupied West Bank.
Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August, the United Nations reports.
Israel's cabinet has convened to debate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call for swingeing budget cuts to pay for the 50-day military campaign in Gaza.
Israel has announced plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military...
Israel says it plans to build a new city on 400 hectares of Palestinian land it is taking over in the south of the occupied West Bank.
All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are now safe after the last batch slipped away under cover of night from besieging Syrian...
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has told ambassadors militants pose a threat and "after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America".
Shelter Cluster says 17,000 Gaza housing units were destroyed or severely damaged during almost two months of fighting between Hamas and Israel.
Iraqi security forces, Shi'ite militiamen and Kurdish peshmerga fighters have broken through to the jihadist-besieged town of Amerli.

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