Islamic State militants open office for potential wives - monitor
Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al Qaeda offshoot, a monitoring group said on Monday.
Dubai's Emirates airline to avoid Iraqi airspace as violence rises
Dubai's Emirates airline said on Monday it will avoid Iraqi airspace, as the government in Baghdad struggles to contain Islamic insurgents who have captured vast areas of the country.
Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares
Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, the military said, with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire.