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Both sides in the Iraqi conflict committing acts of violence, says UN
Jihadist militants and pro-government troops are both committing acts of violence against civilians in Iraq, the United Nation's top human rights body said on Monday. Since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control of cities in the north of the ...
Iraq crisis: UN backs inquiry of ISIS's alleged war crimes
UN to send investigators to Iraq over allegations of Islamic State 'atrocities'
UN to investigate human rights abuses allegedly committed by ISIS
Abbas, in protocol of Doha meeting: PA will give Israel authority of West Bank if ...
Protocol from meeting quotes Palestinian president's message to Israeli official in August; during meeting, Abbas reportedly accused Hamas' Khaled Meshal of breaching reconciliation and orchestrating coup. By Jack Khoury | Sep. 1, 2014 | 8:38 PM | 4 ...
Britain 'Deplores' Israeli Claim of West Bank Land
Palestinians to turn to UN amid frustration with peace process
US urges Israel to reverse plan to seize West Bank land
Wall Street Journal
Ukraine Shifts to Defense Against Russian Incursion
Wall Street Journal
Russia called on Kiev to agree to an immediate and unconditional cease-fire in talks on Monday. Fighting has continued in eastern Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine's leaders refuse to negotiate in good faith. (Photo: Getty Images).
Putin's 'statehood' gambit raises stakes in east Ukraine
Putin on Ukraine talks: 'Beginning of important process'
Ukraine Town Digs WWI-Style Trenches to Fend Off Rebels
Political leaders in Lesotho agree to reopen parliament
Lesotho's feuding political leaders have agreed to lift the months-long suspension of parliament and issue a joint statement appealing for calm after an apparent attempted coup in the southern African kingdom. The Southern African Development Community, ...
Lesotho 'coup': Thabane calls on South Africa to send peacekeeping troops
Lesotho 'coup': Sadc rejects Thabane's troop request
UPDATE 1-Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after "coup" - aide
Imran Khan 'plotted with army to oust Nawaz Sharif', colleague claims
Imran Khan, the Pakistani opposition leader, plotted with army chiefs to oust the country's elected prime minister, his own party president claimed on Monday. Javed Hashmi, president of Mr Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), said his leader had told ...
Anti-government protesters storm Pakistan's state TV building as thousands ...
Islamabad plunged into chaos by 'occupation forces' as Pakistan's beleaguered ...
Pakistan unrest felt by UAE expats
Libya reappoints PM and asks him to form 'crisis government'
Libya's newly elected parliament has reappointed Abdullah al-Thinni as prime minister, asking him to form a ?crisis government? within two weeks even as the authorities acknowledged they had lost control of ?most? government buildings in Tripoli.
Thinni back as Libya PM amid reigning chaos
Libya Parliament Asks Ex-Premier to Form New Government
UPDATE 4-Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ...
Defending arming of Kurds, Merkel calls Islamic State a threat to Europe
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government's taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, telling parliament on Monday that the group posed a major security threat to Germany ...
Merkel: arming Kurds in Germany's interest
Germany defends arming Kurds, calls ISIS a threat to Europe
Angela Merkel Makes Case for German Role in Conflicts
Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the plan was for 'a very high-readiness force able to deploy at very short notice'. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA. Nato is to create a 4,000-strong "spearhead" high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe ...
NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises
Ukraine crisis: NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary-general says
NATO Rapid-Reaction Force 'Would Strike Hard if Needed'
Voice of America
Abdullah Threatens to Withdraw From Afghan Political Process
Voice of America
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN?. After boycotting a United Nations-supervised audit of all votes from June's disputed runoff, Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah has now threatened to pull out from the entire political process if his demands are not met in ...
Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens
Afghan talks on unity government collapse
Deal to End Afghan Election Crisis on Verge of Collapse
Parent Stabs to Death 3 Students and Teacher at School in China
New York Times
BEIJING ? A man stabbed to death three students and a teacher and wounded five other students before jumping to his death in Hubei Province on Monday, according to a police statement issued in the municipality of Shiyan, where the school is located, and ...
Knifeman stabs three children to death
Three children stabbed to death in Chinese school
Father stabs 3 pupils to death at Chinese school after it refused to let daughter ...