Abdullah al-Thinni quit last week as PM but was asked by elected parliament to form government amid ongoing violence.
Palestinians and US officials condemn move that will connect West Bank settlements to those in south Jerusalem.
Judge says Mohammad Reza Rahimi, an official under ex-president, has been jailed and fined, but does not reveal charges.
Children are unable to begin classes as thousands of displaced Iraqis seek shelter in schools across the Kurdish region.
US official describes as "counterproductive" Israeli announcement to appropriate land, said to be largest in 30 years.
Informal health centres are treating thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey, easing the pressure on local hospitals.
Government forces mainly composed of peshmerga fighters enter northern town where thousands of civilians were trapped.
Evacuated embassy compound in the capital raided as fighting rages among rival militias in the North African country.
Houthi tribal leader urges supporters to escalate ongoing protests, defying appeals by the UN to end hostilities.
The Al-Nusra Front frees four soldiers and a police officer kidnapped in Lebanon nearly a month ago.
In the opening weeks of August, Saudi Arabia carried out more than one execution per day, human rights groups say.
Tribes in Anbar province say they want military and political support from Baghdad to push back the Islamic State group.
Two groups of Filipino peacekeepers escape positions in occupied Golan Heights threatened by rebels from Syria.
Maryam al-Khawaja, who campaigns against abuse in Gulf state, charged with insulting king and assault on arrival.
Doctors say damage to territory's infrastructure has left it vulnerable to outbreaks of deadly illnesses.
Shia Turkmen in Amerli, besieged by the Islamic State group, vow to kill their families before seeing their subjugation.
Thirty-two Filipino peacekeepers seized by unidentified fighters in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights rescued, UN says.
Iranian president slams new sanctions, saying they will hamper ongoing negotiations about country's nuclear programme.