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28th August 2014 - The New York Times

Over 1,000 Russian Soldiers Join Fight, NATO Says

NATO released photographs on Thursday that it said shows Russian artillery units operating in Ukraine, and asserted that more than 1,000 Russian soldiers had now joined the separatists fighting there against the Ukrainian armed forces.

28th August 2014 - Bloomberg

Gaza Gets Foreign Aid, Israel Widens Buffer Amid Truce

Trucks rolled into the Gaza Strip bearing donated fruit and furniture as a truce took hold, while Israel narrowed the buffer zone it carved inside the territory.

28th August 2014 - The New York Times

Videos Show Mass Killing of Captives by ISIS in Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria stripped more than 100 captured Syrian soldiers down to their underwear and marched them through the desert to a patch of sand, where they were lined up and gunned down.

28th August 2014 - Reuters

Iraq and Syria Pose Saudi Dilemma - Failed States or Iran Proxies

With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma.

28th August 2014 - Reuters

Turkey’s Erdogan Consolidates Power With Ascent to Presidency

Tayyip Erdogan will cement his position as modern Turkey's most powerful leader when he is sworn in as president on Thursday.