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  • Hillary gets criticism from right and left on break with Obama

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton isn't running for president yet, but she's already learning that it's not easy running away from her former boss, even if he's unpopular. After spending a year and a half praising Barack Obama, the former secretary of state...
  • Militants threaten to kill U.S. pastor jailed in Iran: wife

    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - The Idaho wife of an Iranian-American Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years said on Thursday her husband has received death threats from Islamic State militants held in the same detention center. Saeed...
  • US dispatches more troops to northern Iraq as Yazidi crisis grows

    BAGHDAD The crisis over who will be Iraq's next prime minister faded in Baghdad on Tuesday after Iran joined the United States in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But it was quickly replaced by...
  • Iraq's pick for prime minister appears to have approval of Iran

    The lawmaker tapped to succeed Nouri Maliki as Iraq’s prime minister appeared to receive the backing Tuesday of neighboring Iran, a crucial Baghdad ally and major supporter of political factions and militias in the deeply divided nation. The...
  • Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear...
  • Iraq's Maliki steps aside as PM, backs replacement

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Caving in to relentless pressure at home and abroad to step aside, Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister of Iraq on Thursday and pledged support for his replacement, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi....
  • With Islamic State on march, Lebanon's Christians must agree on president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - With minorities facing death and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Lebanon's Christians must lay aside their rivalries and agree on who should fill the vacant presidency, a leading Druze politician has...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-...
  • Iranian parliament bans vasectomies in bid to boost birth rate

    Iranian parliament bans vasectomies in bid to boost birth rate
    Iran's parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, the state news agency IRNA reported, endorsing the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's call for measures to increase the population. The bill, banning vasectomies and similar...
  • At least 38 killed in Iranian passenger plane crash

    TEHRAN (dpa) A passenger jet crash at Tehran's Mehrabad airport Sunday left 38 dead, including seven children, and 10 injured, according to TV reports. Earlier reports had put the death toll as high as 48. The small Antonov 140 passenger jet, bound...
  • Al menos 39 muertos en accidente avión en el aeropuerto de Teherán

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Un avión iraní con destino a Tabas en el noreste de Irán se estrelló en una zona residencial después de despegar del aeropuerto de Mehrabad de Teherán el domingo por la mañana, causando la muerte de 39 pasajeros y tripulantes, según la...