* Conservative dissent is brewing inside the Vatican On a sunny morning earlier this year, a camera crew entered a well-appointed apartment just outside the 9th-century gates of Vatican City.
* Jew Arrested for Making Blessing over Water on Temple Mount Young Jewish visitor to Temple Mount detained by police moments after making the ritual blessing before drinking water.
* The Christian militia taking on Islamic State in Iraq Across the sun-scorched landscape of the Nineveh Plain in Iraq, north of Mosul, a small contingent of fighters in sand-coloured uniforms is on patrol, 7.5 miles (12km) from the frontline with the self-styled Islamic State.
* Turkey sends ground forces into Iraq after militant attacks Turkish ground forces have crossed into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish militants for the first time since a ceasefire two years ago.
* Migrant crisis: Why the Gulf states are not letting Syrians in Images of Syrian refugees stuck at borders and at train stations, not to mention the harrowing picture of three-year-old Alan Kurdi lying dead on a Turkish beach, have spurred on an outcry for more to be done to help those fleeing the war.
* Report: Russia purchased ten Israeli drones 'Vedomosti' newspaper says Russian Ministry of Defense bought 10 IAI-made Searcher drones.
* Migrant crisis: Germany 'can take 500,000 asylum seekers a year' Germany can cope with at least 500,000 asylum seekers a year for several years, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said.
* Pope Francis makes it easier for Catholics to remarry Pope Francis has unveiled reforms intended to make it easier for Roman Catholics to get annulments and remarry within the Church.
* Iran ready to hold talks on Syria with US, Saudi Arabia Rouhani urges international community to prioritize halting bloodshed over ousting Assad
* Growing number of EU states say they prefer non-Muslim refugees Cyprus joins Bulgaria, Czech Republic and others who claim cultural incompatibility, not discrimination, is behind such statements.