An ongoing series that gathers some main headlines from the week, for people too busy to keep an eye on the news.
Top Story: Hamas and Fatah agree to a unity government: Negotiating in Cairo, the two Palestinian political groups which previously fought for control over the Gaza Strip, have agreed to put aside their differences and unite as one government. Israel and the United States have condemned the move, in direct contravention of the 1993 Oslo Accords which sees the Gaza Strip and West Bank as an inseparable single entity.
- Related: Mordechai Kedar is appointed as an expert by the Israeli government: The professor of Arabic literature, who recently suggested that IDF soldiers should enforce corrective rape on Palestinian women, is appointed by Benjamin Netanyahu as an expert on the conflict.
The Conservatives hold their party conference: The annual meeting of Conservative politicians and supporters is held in Birmingham.
Body of prime suspect in Alice Gross disappearance discovered: Arnis Zalkans, the prime suspect in the disappearance of 14 year old Alice Gross, has apparently been found hanged in a west London park. Alice is still missing.
Moazzam Begg is released from Belmarsh prison: Having been detained on suspicion of terrorism charges for seven months without charge, the aid worker has been released as no evidence was brought against him. Begg was previously held in Guantanamo Bay for three years without charge after he entered the Middle East under suspicious circumstances.
ISIL murders another hostage: British taxi driver Alan Henning has been executed by ISIL in a video that hit the web on Saturday. His family say they are “numb with grief”.