1 September 2014 Last updated at 18:10

Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'A woman and children are evacuated by military helicopter from the town of Amerli (29 August 2014)

The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates agrees to send a fact-finding mission.


Islamist fighter at Tripoli airport. 25 Aug 2014Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a press conference in Tehran, Iran - 30 August 2014Iran clerics 'must accept internet'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.

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