US intelligence analysts have been working to determine the veracity of a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff. The apparent killing has met with worldwide condemnation.
The White House has ordered another 350 US troops to be sent to protect US interests in Baghdad. Top US officials are also Middle-East bound, aiming to build a regional partnership against jihadists.
A video has emerged purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff (pictured writing), a US hostage of the "Islamic State." The Islamist group has vowed to continue attacking US citizens for US air strikes on Iraq.
Yemeni President Hadi has dismissed the government amid mass protests. Shiite rebels have mobilized tens of thousands of people in recent days in a bid for new political leadership and a reversal of austerity measures.
The families of Iraqi soldiers abducted by "Islamic State" militants have stormed parliament in Baghdad. Riot police were deployed to remove them from the chambers.
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Pakistan's parliament has met for emergency talks as the country's political crisis continues unabated. Premier Nawaz Sharif is refusing to bow to protester demands for his resignation.
Fiji says Islamist fighters who abducted 45 Fijian soldiers last week in the Golan Heights have issued conditions on their release. It comes amid clashes where the peacekeepers were taken.
Amnesty International claims to have found powerful evidence of systematic ethnic cleansing by the "Islamic State" jihadist group. Meanwhile, the United Nations has opted to send a team to investigate alleged atrocities.
The United Nations' human rights watchdog has agreed to investigate abuses committed by "Islamic State" militants in Iraq. The international body has said the jihadists' activities amount to international crimes.
Turkey's government has launched a renewed crackdown on police in connection with an alleged attempt to oust Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power. It's the latest in a series of police purges.
Rebels continue to clash with Syrian troops in the Golan Heights. Al Qaeda-linked fighters took a border crossing to Israel from Syrian soldiers last week and are currently holding dozens of UN peacekeepers hostage.
The German government has announced it will supply 70 million euros worth of high-end military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq. The move is a major shift in Germany's post-WWII ethos.
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