Middle East & North Africa
Israel seizes most West Bank land in 30 years
Palestinians and US officials condemn move that will connect West Bank settlements to those in south Jerusalem.
Abdullah al-Thinni quit last week as PM but was asked by elected parliament to form government amid ongoing violence.
Judge says Mohammad Reza Rahimi, an official under ex-president, has been jailed and fined, but does not reveal charges.
Government forces mainly composed of peshmerga fighters enter northern town where thousands of civilians were trapped.
Houthi tribal leader urges supporters to escalate ongoing protests, defying appeals by the UN to end hostilities.
Children are unable to begin classes as thousands of displaced Iraqis seek shelter in schools across the Kurdish region.
Palestinians welcomed a long-term ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, which put a stop to seven weeks of bombings.
31 Aug 2014 15:30 GMTInside Syria
UN says crisis is biggest humanitarian emergency of our time as the number of refugees tops three million.
The Stream 29 Aug 2014 19:26 GMTThe Stream
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