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21st August 2014 - Reuters

Senior Hamas Official Says Group Abducted Israeli Teens

A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza.

21st August 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Iraq Crisis: Some Islamic State Commanders Retreat Back to Syria

Iraqi officials say U.S. airstrikes have driven some ground commanders of the Sunni radical group Islamic State from northern Iraq across the border into Syria.

21st August 2014 - The New York Times

Israeli Strike in Gaza Strip Kills 3 Top Hamas Commanders

About 10,000 mourners on Thursday buried three senior commanders of the armed wing of Hamas who were killed in a predawn airstrike by Israel.

21st August 2014 - Agence France-Presse

Iran To US: We’ll Help You Against ISIS If You Lift Nuclear Sanctions

Iran is ready to join international action against jihadists in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions.

21st August 2014 - Reuters UK

Dozens Die in Ukraine in Street Battles, Donetsk Shelling

Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday.