(BBC) -- In just a few days in August everything changed. Or that is how it seems in Europe. The language of politics is different. French President Francois Hollande said: "I believe the international situation is the worst we've seen since 2001" and the 9/11 attacks on New York.
The term "win-win-situation" is one of the most overused expressions these days, but in this case fits perfectly.
A United Nations refugee agency cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies landed at Erbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region today "in the largest single aid push" in more than a decade, as the top UN official in the country warned against increased targeting of Sunni minorities in the south.
By Brian W. Lynch
On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, the Islamic State posted a video on YouTube showing the decapitation of American journalist James Foley. A second American, Steven Joel Sotloff, was paraded in front of the camera.
By Judit Neurink
DOHUK, Kurdistan Region -- When fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) entered Shingal they were joined by Arab neighbors in the looting and attacks on the majority Kurdish Yezidis, witnesses say.
Baghdad -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), that witnesses and officials say has executed hundreds of members of Iraq's Yazidis, released a video that seeks to show it enlightened hundreds of members of the religious minority by converting them to Islam.
The patriarchs of the Orient on Wednesday,August 20, called for international protection for Christians, considering that the idea of establishing a province for this religious minority "has become acceptable.
By Robert Burns
(AP) -- America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin.
By Humeyra Pamuk
(Reuters) -- Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.