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  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen

    Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in turbulent Yemen have added a regional dimension to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country. Five reasons why the world should care about what is happening there: ___ AL-QAIDA'S...
  • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

    Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout

    Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S....
  • Official: 1,500 North Caucasus people fight in Iraq, Syria

    A senior Russian official says about 1,500 residents of Russia's North Caucasus are fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Sergei Melikov, President Vladimir Putin's envoy to the North Caucasus, says at least five militants who...
  • Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy

    U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero

    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by...
  • Contractor extradited from Iraq pleads guilty in bribes case

    A man extradited from Iraq on military contract bribery charges has pleaded guilty to three charges in an agreement with federal prosecutors, nearly seven years after he was first arrested in Las Vegas and then fled after cutting off an ankle monitor. U....
  • After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

    After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit
    Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. The push, however, is...
  • Iranian-led Shiite militias withdraw from Tikrit fighting as US joins battle

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Shiite Muslim militias, angry that the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked for American help in ejecting Islamic State fighters from the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, began Thursday withdrawing their forces from the...
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia fighting bloody proxy wars across region

    Airstrikes on Sanaa herald Yemen's emergence as the latest theater for the proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. The two regional powers have long fought for supremacy, and their competition for power has become perhaps the most...
  • After US airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

    Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. The push, however, is...