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Violence in Iraq killed at least 1,420 people during the month of August, the United Nations reports.
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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.
The Gulf Co-operation Council has condemned Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria.
Oman's foreign minister says Gulf Arab monarchies have resolved a six-month dispute with Qatar.
A monitoring group says more than 25 Yazidi women have been kidnapped from Iraq by jihadists, taken to Syria and sold into marriage.
The head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, has had a death sentence reduced to life behind bars in Egypt.
More than three million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees.
A video titled "A message in blood to the leaders of the American-Kurdish alliance" has shown the beheading of a Kurdish fighter by IS.
Filipino UN peacekeepers are defending two posts on the Syrian side of Golan Heights and are prepared to fight back rather than surrender to rebels.

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