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  • Iraqi teams start exhuming mass grave of soldiers in Tikrit

    Iraqi forensic teams in the newly recaptured city of Tikrit have started exhuming bodies from mass graves believed to contain some of the hundreds of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants last year, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Kamil Amin...
  • Islamic State group not only suspect in war crimes at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi forensic teams uncovered the bodies Tuesday of at least 40 victims of last year's massacre near Tikrit of government soldiers captured by the Islamic State group in the early days of its onslaught across northern and central Iraq. And...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

    Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal. With the clock...
  • US sees opportunity in Iran's pullback in Iraq

    The United States persuaded Iraq to sideline Iranian-backed Shiite militias as a condition to American airstrikes in the strategic city of Tikrit, a senior U.S. general said Thursday. The move limits Iran's influence, at least temporarily, and could re-...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 30 – April 5, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, Kenyan authorities began the grim task of identifying the dead from an attack by Shabab Muslim extremists that killed at least 147, mainly Christian students, at a university in Garissa...
  • Pictures in the News | April 2, 2015

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman paid a surprise visit to Compton Dominguez High School, his alma mater. It isn't easy to catch an All-Pro cornerback flat-footed, but that's what happened...
  • VP Biden to give major speech on Iraq's future

    Vice President Joe Biden is planning to give a major speech Thursday about the progress that's been made to strengthen Iraq's government and beleaguered military. Biden will speak at the National Defense University in Washington. That's the same place...
  • McConnell skeptical of Iran deal after leading freshmen on Middle East trip

    WASHINGTON Fresh off a trip to the Middle East, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed Monday afternoon that his chamber would weigh in legislatively regarding the framework agreement between the United States, Iran and international...