The U.S. secretary of state has met the chief Palestinian negotiator to discuss timetable.
Israel's prime minister has sacked his finance and justice ministers and declared he wants parliament dissolved.
Tear gas used to disperse protesters angry at dismissal of charges against ex-President Hosni Mubarak.
Half of those killed were civilians, rights group says.
New troops sent to Iraq could go on defensive against I.S., he says.
The U.S.-led coalition has carried out its most sustained air attacks so far on Islamic State fighters attacking the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane.
Haider al-Abadi says he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Mark first action since France joined international coalition to fight ISIS.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped since August.
Al-Qaeda affiliate takes control of two key army bases.
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