A man waves a picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei above Israeli flags before setting the flags on fire during a demonstration in Tehran

Khamenei accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

29 Jul Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 went down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July

Airline safety task force in light of MH17 crash

30 Jul The United Nations' civil aviation body said it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that urgent action had to be taken after the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.