Health & Science
'Australia arms airlift' for Kurds in Iraq
PNA - Australia will provide Kurdish fighters with plane-loads of arms and munitions as the peshmerga take on Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq, media reports say.
UN: More than 3 million people have fled Syria
PNA - More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the desperate crisis is only getting worse, the UN's refugee agency says.
Israel and Palestinians agree long-term truce
PNA - A long-term ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Turkey protest in Istanbul over Syrian refugees
PNA - Hundreds of people have clashed with Turkish police in Istanbul during a protest against the rising number of refugees from Syria.
Britain Investigating Whether James Foley Executioner Is Its Citizen
PNA - The prospect is so worrisome to the British government that Prime Minister David Cameron broke off a vacation to try to get to the bottom of it: Is the masked jihadi seen in a video apparently beheading an American journalist a British citizen?
Germany accused of spying on Kerry and Clinton
PNA - Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton
Turkey to build camp for displaced Yazidis
PNA - Turkey is going to build a refugee camp in northern Iraq for around 16,000 people from the crisis-stricken country's Yazidi ethnic minority who fled from Sinjar amid ongoing attacks by Islamic State militants.
Human Rights Watch director barred from Egypt
PNA - The executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member have been denied entry to Egypt.
President Erdogan hails new era for Turkey
PNA - Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey's first direct presidential election as a new era for the country.
Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood's political wing
PNA - A court in Egypt has dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing.
Rafah school strike 'criminal' - UN chief
PNA - An attack that killed 10 people at a UN-run Gaza school was a "moral outrage and a criminal act", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.
US orders airlines to fly at higher altitudes over Iraq
PNA - The U.S. government told airlines flying over Iraq to remain at higher altitudes, amid growing concerns about carriers operating around conflict zones.
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