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August 19, 2014

Pope Francis has stated military intervention in Iraq is justified to prevent extremists' 'unjust aggression'. [AFP]
06:46 GMT
Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics.

August 17, 2014

Both Hamas and Israel said fighting would continue if no permanent ceasefire was reached (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT
Israel's communication minister said that Tel Aviv had not decided about an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.

August 16, 2014

Palestinian delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)
17:50 GMT
Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.

August 12, 2014

A Palestinian child carries her belongings out of a UN school in Beit Lahia, August 5, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT
The UN Human Rights Council appointed a three-member panel, including George Clooney's fiancé Amal Alamuddin, to investigate allegations of war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.

August 11, 2014

Syrian refugees rest on the roadside close to the Lebanon border, August 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:10 GMT
Lebanese authorities Monday said they would consider closing the border with Syria to reduce the number of refugees entering the country.

August 10, 2014

Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:11 GMT
A 11-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli forces while he played in front of his home in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.

August 9, 2014

One day after negotiations in Egypt fell through, Hamas rockets and Israeli air strikes began again. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
11:38 GMT
Five Palestinians, including senior Hamas official Moaaz Zaid, have been killed in Israeli air strikes into Gaza Saturday.