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13:53, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
UN investigators says "reasonable grounds" to believe Syrian government used chemical weapons on 8 occasions in April

Erdogan said he would ask incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government on Thursday and a new cabinet of ministers would be announced the following day.

Iran, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France and the U.K. are all supplying arms to the Kurdish Regional Government forces.

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire went into effect on Tuesday, bringing to a halt 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks on the blockaded coastal enclave.

Buyers of Kurdish crude could face lawsuits from Baghdad if the oil moves close to U.S. soil and would also require the seller to provide costly indemnities against potential lawsuits

The election could decide whether the commodities powerhouse takes a more market-friendly direction that attracts investment needed to revive the world's seventh-largest economy.

Russia and Ukraine have failed to reach a concrete agreement over the crisis in eastern Ukraine after talks in the Belarus capital Minsk.

A U.N. spokesman confirmed there had been a "temporary disruption" to the process but declined to elaborate.

The shellfire of the past two weeks between Pakistan and India has seen thousands flee their homes for safety.

The denial came one day after a New York Times report said Egypt and UAE carried out military strikes on pro-Islamist militias in Libya.

UNICEF's Iraq representative Marco Babille said 700 Turkmen civilians were killed by the Islamic State in July.

Khaled al-Qazzaz, secretary to Mursi on foreign affairs, was arrested in July 2013 along with the elected president and eight other senior aides when Mursi was overthrown by the army

State Department issued a statement saying the comment on Libya was "intended to refer to countries reportedly involved, not speak for them."

A total of 124,380 boat people - largely fleeing war, violence and persecution, the agency says - have landed in Europe since January, many after being rescued by an Italian navy and coast guard

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets across the Gaza Strip to celebrate a ceasefire deal between Palestinian resistance factions and Israel.

Israel and the Palestinians agreed to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and five civilians in Israel were killed.

The British executioner is also said to have been more likely to be a frontman rather than the real killer, in what they claim could be nothing more than a propaganda video.

Tensions have run high in the West Bank and Jerusalem since Israel began its latest onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip in early July.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency as key participants in the ICREACH search engine.

Tony Blair Associates was in charge of helping Nazarbayev's administration clear its name over the death of at least 14 protesters and injury of 80 others in the town of Zhanaozen in December 2011.

The Russian servicemen were detained, with their personal documents and weapons, near the small town of Amvrosiyivka in Donetsk region, the Ukrainian state security service said.

Tajik Deputy Prime Minister Murodali Alimardon was due to travel to the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek to try and defuse the tension

United States has begun preparing its own draft outline for a proposed United Nations resolution to demand a ceasefire, working alongside European powers and Jordan on a final draft, diplomats said.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the powerful army chief, as a political deadlock over mass protests for the government's resignation showed no signs of resolution.

Zarif acknowledged giving military assistance to Iraqi security forces but said the cooperation did not include deploying ground troops in the country.

The firms were asked to extend their bids until the end of the year, the Defence Undersecretariat said in a statement.

Germany's Focus magazine ran an article titled 'Christian Union against Terrorism' which claimed that so far at least 10 Christians have gone to Iraq to fight.

U.S. officials said Washington preparing to launch intelligence and surveillance flights, including drones, over Syria as well as strike options against ISIL in Syria

The judge said Iraq could amend its complaint in the next 10 days, leaving the country's lawyers with an avenue to potentially keep pressing their case.

In a eulogy for Brown, civil rights activist Al Sharpton demanded a fair and impartial investigation into the shooting and an end to police brutality.

A Doha-based source close to the Qatari government said without elaborating that Washington was working with Qatar to try to free a number of U.S. hostages in Syria.

The audit of over all eight million votes was launched over a month ago following an agreement between both the candidates mediated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. It, however, witnessed delays on various occasions owing to differences between the candidates.

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko's decision had been expected after the governing coalition in Ukraine.

Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Chad, Sudan, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for peace in Libya.

Israel is set to receive a delayed U.S. army shipment, including Hellfire missiles, as the onslaught on Gaza continues.

Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu is to become prime minister after Erdogan is sworn in as president August 28, said Deputy PM Bulent Arinc.

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