Islamic State insurgents surrounded Kobani more than a month ago and are using weapons including tanks and armoured vehicles to attack Kurds.
The Islamic State jihadist group has again surrounded Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) said it conducted four airstrikes, while three others were conducted by its partner nation forces.
A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera journalists convicted of terror-related charges.
Israel expressed concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to move away from unilateral actions.
The Assembly of Experts grants Iran's supreme leader an indefinite term but it retains the power to sack him.
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The announcement comes after 42 days have passed _ twice the disease's maximum incubation period _ since the last case in Nigeria tested negative.
The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani.
The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago still is being negotiated.
Spain will begin training Iraqi forces later this year to battle Islamic State fighters.
US-led airstrikes kills at least eight in ISIS-held Syria border town.
Six airstrikes took place near Kobani in Syria where reports indicate they successfully struck three IS buildings.
The fighting took place around 130 kilometres south of Gao and lasted more than six hours.
Gonzalo was expected to slowly weaken late Thursday, a trend set to continue through Friday, forecasters said, but was still likely to hit Bermuda as a Category 3 hurricane.
The heavily guarded capital has been under nearly daily attacks by Sunni militants who have overrun vast areas in western and northern Iraq since early this year.
"One of the reasons why you're seeing more strikes there is because there is more ISIL there," said Pentagon spokesperson.
Larijani, formerly Iran's top nuclear negotiator, told a news conference in Geneva that it's necessary to build more confidence with West.
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The clash came after demonstrators protested against Jews visiting the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
IS poured in reinforcements and fired at least 11 rocket-propelled grenades into the town centre, said the Britain-based monitoring group.
The strikes, aimed at rolling back the militants’ gains, appear to have done little to blunt their assault on Kobani and nearby villages.
The attack took place in Qara Tappah, in the eastern Diyala province about 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of Baghdad.
The attacks come as Iraq faces its greatest challenge since the 2011 withdraw of U.S. troops and overture of militants.
A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani.
Raad al-Azzawi, who was a cameraman for Iraq's Salahuddin Television, was killed by militants on Friday.
In the town of Az-Zab, 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of the oil hub of Kirkuk, six people were executed in public.
The war, which ended with a ceasefire on August 26, also left 100,000 Gazans homeless.
The Observatory said the militants had seized more than a third of Kobani, but Kurdish officials disputed that, saying their forces had recaptured several parts of the town.
Despite Syrian Kurdish appeals for help, Turkey's Foreign Minister played down the likelihood of its forces going to the aid of Kobani.
Despite the airstrikes, the Islamic State fighters managed to capture a police station in the east of the town,
Health Ministry spokesman Sidie Yahya Tunis says the situation is "very embarrassing".
The location is the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, and is a frequent flashpoint for demonstrations.
The outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend Kobani got a small boost from a series of U.S.-led airstrikes against the militants.
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