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As "U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said there was "strong evidence" Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and allied groups had carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, sexual abuse and torture in Iraq" ... ... and "Iraqi Shia militias and Kurdish forces are continuing their advance against Islamic State militants after breaking the siege of Amerli in northern Iraq" ... ... Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's family objects to the use of her persecution as a bargaining chip, tells IS that they cannot "accept that someone else’s daughter or sister suffer like Aafia is suffering", and calls on Muslims to "show those who have military might that mercy and forgiveness is even more powerful": How well did Israel's assault on Gaza succeed in undermining support for Hamas? "The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research poll indicates 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group's leader, Ismail Haniyeh, for president if elections were held today": "Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations" ... ... and in a real-life reversal of Zionist propaganda, Israel is turning a Palestinian garden into a desert: "Some windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched. The journalist saw treadmills, food, televisions, and computers still inside": "If confirmed, the capture of Bama would be an extremely significant development and would raise concerns that Boko Haram's next target will be Maiduguri, the state capital about 70km (44 miles) away": "The breakdown in negotiations on a political deal comes days after Abdullah's team walked out of a U.N. audit" over "the way that fraudulent votes were being handled" leaving the U.S.-mediated deal in tatters and deepened the uncertainty about when ... Karzai can hand over power to a successor": "It was the fourth such wave of raids since July as the government cracks down on what Erdoğan has described as a 'parallel state' within the security forces seeking to topple his government" ... ... but the Turks are concerned abut a certain foreign power spying on them as well: "[A]nti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan have been leading twin protests since mid-August calling on [PM] Nawaz Sharif to resign" alleging widespread fraud in the country's May 2013 election," charges unsupported by international observers: "Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Reza Najafi, appeared to acknowledge ... that Tehran had missed a deadline of Aug.25 to meet five requests from the [IAEA] about its nuclear programme", but insists, "Iran is in the process of implementing the five agreed steps":

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