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Group releases video of Steven Sotloff's purported death, days after mother addressed leader pleading for son's life.
Survey suggests rising support for Hamas, with leader Ismail Haniya preferred as president to incumbent Mahmoud Abbas.
In the opening weeks of August, Saudi Arabia carried out more than one execution per day, human rights groups say.
Government says 88 people, including Saudis and Yemenis, held on suspicion of plotting attacks in kingdom and abroad.
Family members of missing soldiers abducted by Islamic State angry at government's failure to find relatives.
Despite a precarious 30 percent quota for women in government, Yemeni activists say women's rights have been sidelined.
Children are unable to begin classes as thousands of displaced Iraqis seek shelter in schools across the Kurdish region.
Appeals court orders founder of rights group to be jailed for 10 years and be lashed 1,000 times for 'insulting Islam'.
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.
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.
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.