UN: July deadliest month in Iraq since 2008 – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Summary: A total of 1,057 Iraqis killed and 2,326 wounded in violence whose impact on civilians “remains disturbingly high”. The UN has released the latest casualty figures and expressed concern about the high number of dead and wounded who were killed […]

Egypt rulers to disperse pro-Morsi protests – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

Iraq’s summer of terror – Features – Al Jazeera English. Summary: Baghdad, Iraq – Summer in Iraq has become a season of terror.  Five years after pulling itself out of civil war, the country is again mired in a relentless series of bombings, political assassinations and sectarian attacks that have stalled progress many Iraqis hoped they would achieve. […]

Transcript: Egypt’s army statement – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. The Egyptian Armed Forces first declared, is still declaring and will always declare that it stands distant from political forces. The Armed Forces, based on its insightfulness, has been called by the Egyptian people for help, not to hold the reins of power, yet […]

President Morsi overthrown in Egypt – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Summary: The Egyptian army has overthrown President Mohamed Morsi, announcing a roadmap for the country’s political future that will be implemented by a national reconciliation committee. The head of Egypt’s armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday evening suspending the constitution and appointing the head […]

Russia buries beaten journalist. Mourners farewell Khimki forest campaigner Mikhail Beketov five years after he was beaten in unsolved assault.

China wades into Korean peninsula tensions