Nouri al-Maliki says he will back 'brother' Haider al-Abadi as prime minister for sake of Iraq's unity
What happens to Cameron's promise to 'get these people off that mountain'? Er… nothing, it seems
David Cameron is not keeping up with public opinion on need to help beleaguered Kurds and Yazidis
Power struggle in Iraqi government threatens to hamper efforts to stem advances by the militants
We took in the Ugandan Asians in 1972 – today we must offer safety to Christians and Yazidis
One of Iraq's oldest and most persecuted religious minorities, the Yazidi faces yet another genocide
Glasgow is the latest council to fly the Palestinian flag, causing outrage from some in its Jewish community
The Jews should have been offered a homeland in Franconia, with Jerusalem a place of pilgrimage
Warsi steps down in protest at the government's 'morally indefensible' policy in the Middle East
Author complains Gaza conflict is making her fat a week after paper described genocide as 'permissible'
Israel's Iron Dome intercepts Hamas rockets, but reports suggest that it may have been hacked by China
'Our problem is not with the Jews,' said the Palestinian refugee, 'but with the Israeli government and army'
Three things you should know before writing off Hamas as just a violent terrorist organisation
But selection of new prime minister expected to be 'more fraught' as Islamic State retains grip on north
Al Jazeera says Israel was behind 'targeted shots' but IDF denies responsibility
US and European airlines cancel flights to Tel Aviv after rocket lands one mile from Ben Gurion airport
Iran upholds part of international agreement, as nuclear talks extended until September
Israel accused of using imprecise 'flechette shells', which shower a target with tiny steel darts
Another old photo causes outrage on social media – so how reliable are the #GazaUnderAttack images?
Israelis and Palestinians wage an online war of information, but is it just a 'minefield of propaganda'?
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