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Palestinians hand dossier detailing alleged war crimes by Israel in Gaza to ICC

Foreign minister submits files in person at the Hague court, to feed into preliminary investigation that could lead to charges against both sides

An explosion rocks Kobani during the siege

Isis, a year of the caliphate: Have US tactics only helped to make Islamists more powerful?

On 29 June, the first day of Ramadan in 2014, the leaders of a Sunni army operating on the Syria-Iraq border proclaimed an ‘Islamic State’ under the rule of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its new ‘caliph’. For many, this was the first we had heard of Isis, or Isil; but its forces, fanaticism and cruelty were to become all too familiar over the next 12 months – and show no signs yet of diminishing. Patrick Cockburn looks at its military record

Yemeni refugees queue to get food aid at the Marzaq internally displaced people's camp in Harad in the northwestern province of Hajjah

Yemen crisis: War-ravaged country 'one step away from famine', says United Nations official

A Saudi-led blockade is causing food and commodity prices to skyrocket, with a 'staggering' 21 million Yemenis in need of humanitarian assistance

Animal welfare group Four Paws race to rescue lion cubs from Gaza refugee camp

The cubs made headlines when they first came to the camp, but now they have grown, they pose an increasing risk to the people around them

Demonstrators hold up an Isis flag

Isis in Syria: New video shows militants in field beheading 12 'Syrian rebels' near Damascus

It comes after another 16 men were filmed being murdered in Iraq

Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, stand near their tent during their deployment in the Lamluda area, southwest of the city of Derna, Libya June 16, 2015

Derna: Boy scouts step in to help run city after Isis is driven out of Libyan stronghold

The city is re-establishing normal life after Isis – and scouts are picking up the slack

Turkish soldiers guard near Turkish-Syria border line after renewed attack by Islamic State in Kobane

Isis re-enters Kobani: Fighting between militants and Kurds restarts in key Syrian border city

Isis had been on the back foot in northern Syria

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected a long-term freeze on nuclear research

Iran nuclear deal: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejects long-term freeze on nuclear research and demands lifting of sanctions

Hardening of position threatens chances of reaching a potentially groundbreaking agreement

A scene from Moroccan film 'Much Loved'

Director of Moroccan sex worker film 'Much Loved' charged with 'pornography and debauchery'

The film, which lifts the lid on the Moroccan sex industry, has been banned for its 'immoral' portrayal of women

Palestinian men look on as a bomb from an Israeli air strike hits a house in Gaza City last August

Israel's far right seeks to cripple human rights groups which monitor government and army abuses in Occupied Territories

Proposed bill, which would undermine the funding of the organisations, is viewed as part of a wider bid to suppress critics

Isis claims to mint gold and silver coins for currency free from 'satanic' global economy

The idea of the dinar is based on an ancient Islamic caliphate

A Syrian policeman patrols the ancient oasis city of Palmyra before it was captured by Isis forces last month. Syrian government troops are believed to be close to re-taking the town

Isis in Syria: Militants carry out threat to destroy Unesco-protected historical sites as they are forced to retreat from Palmyra

Destruction seen as message to President Bashar al-Assad's forces that the rest of the site will be destroyed if the Syrian army advances are not checked

Security forces surround the ambulance after the attack in the Golan Heights on Monday

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls for calm after Druze mob kills wounded Syrian thought to be Islamist fighter

The attack has been roundly condemned by the minority group's secular and religious leaders

Ramadan behind bars: Egypt's 'innocent' students are being tortured in custody as campaign launches to highlight their plight

Activist group asks people to use hashtag #TheirRamadanIsInPrison to remember students who have been jailed for 'merely expressing their opinions'

A member loyal to the Isis waves an Isis flag in Raqqa

New Isis video shows hostages divided into groups to be decapitated, blown up or drowned as execution methods get increasingly macabre

The show of brutality comes as the one-year anniversary of the 'Islamic State' approaches

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