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.
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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.
Aircraft from a number of countries have carried out an airdrop of humanitarian supplies over the besieged Iraqi town of Amerli. The town is trying to fight off jihadist fighters who have surrounded it.
Pakistani police have clashed with anti-government protesters in the capital Islamabad. The demonstrators are trying to march to the prime minister's house to force his resignation.
Several peacekeepers trapped in the Golan Heights are now safe. The men had come "under attack" by rebels in Syria’s civil war at a UN encampment at around 6 a.m. local time, and several peacekeepers remain in danger.
Henner Fürtig, director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies explains why the Islamic State was able to overrun Iraq and why supporting the Kurds may not be enough to stop them.
Philippine soldiers serving as part of a UN peacekeeping force in Syria have clashed with rebels in the Golan Heights. The UN is working to secure the release of 43 Fijian peacekeepers who are being held by the rebels.
The US Secretary of State has called for a global coalition to fight the threat posed by "Islamic State" militants. The plea follows a decision by Britain to increase the perceived threat of a jihadist attack in the UK.
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