US warplanes on Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq.
China will continue to support the Iraqi government in stabilizing the situation in the country as soon as possible, said President Xi Jinping on Saturday.
Thousands of participants in two anti-government marches entered the Pakistani capital of Islamabad late Friday to stage sit-in and present demands.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki withdrew his nomination for a third term in office, and backed the nomination of Hader al-Abadi for the post of prime minister.
The United Nations has declared its highest level emergency for the crisis in Iraq as humanitarian needs for millions of displaced civilians continue to grow, a UN spokesperson said here on Thursday.
The Federal Government will open its humanitarian refugee program to as many as 4,000 Iraqi Christians and Yazidis in response to the crisis in Iraq.
The United States is "far less likely" to carry out an evacuation mission on Mount Sinjar in Iraq after troops assessed the humanitarian situation there, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire from the strip hitting southern Israel, IDF spokesperson unit said in a statement on Thursday.
Another 130 US troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain.
Palestinian and Israeli delegations on Tuesday were to resume "grueling" negotiations in Cairo aimed at ending the Gaza conflict as Egyptian mediators raced to narrow gaps between the warring sides.
Iraqi incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appeared more isolated on Tuesday as he pressed his battle to remain in power while Iraqi politicians and the international community rallied behind a Shiite prime minister-designate who could be a more-unifying figure, badly needed if the nation is to confront a spreading Sunni insurgency.
"Do you need a car washer? Do you need a car washer?" This was the voice of Rashid, an 8-year-old Afghan boy, as he roamed around the streets of Kabul in search for work to support his family.