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US ready to help new Iraq leader, Iran welcomes choice
Haider Al Abadi still faces opposition closer to home, where his Shia party colleague Nouri Al Maliki has refused to step aside after eight years as premier.
Europe pledges help to northern Iraq
Britain and France dropped water, food and solar lamps to afflicted Yazidis sheltering on Mount Sinjar amid fears of a massive humanitarian catastrophe.
UK drops more aid in Iraq, readies jets for surveillance
Britain made a second airdrop of aid to refugees in northern Iraq, officials said Tuesday, as Tornado fighter jets were readied to provide surveillance support for the humanitarian effort.
Palestinians, Israelis begin new talks to end Gaza war
Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said in a radio interview on Monday that disarming Gaza militants was crucial to sustain a long-term truce.
US urges speedy formation of new Iraq govt, rules out sending troops
Kerry says he hopes new Iraqi leaders will work quickly to resolve “outstanding issues that have been frozen for years.”
UN names panel to investigate war crimes in Gaza
The three-member panel headed by William Schabas will probe into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides.
Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM
Al Maliki’s Dawa Party rejected the nominee, Haider Al Ibadi, as Maliki deployed elite security forces loyal to him in the streets of Baghdad.
Islamic State beheads, crucifies in push for Syria’s east
Residents in Syria’s east said that fighters from the Al Sheitaat tribe in eastern Deir Al Zor had tried to resist Islamic State’s advance.
Iraq's political bloc picks Ibadi to replace Al Maliki
The alliance of Shia political parties has agreed to nominate Haider Al Ibadi to replace Al Maliki and to form a new government.
Egypt, Saudi seek united front against militancy
Sisi’s spokesman, Ehab Badawi, said the two leaders agreed to work together to promote the “true and moderate values of Islam that reject extremism and terrorism”.
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