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  • Alcoa pledges finished products push as results beat Wall Street

    (Reuters) - Alcoa Inc's chief executive officer said on Tuesday the aluminum company would push deeper into the market for more profitable finished products like truck wheels and aircraft fuselages as it reported quarterly results that beat analysts'...
  • How do you "make" democracy?

    Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it. The...
  • Mortar bombs land in Saudi Arabia near Iraq border

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Three mortar bombs landed inside Saudi Arabia on Monday close to its northern border with Iraq, where Islamist militants have grabbed land in a lightning advance, officials said. The mortars caused no casualties but will stoke security...
  • U.S. 'troubled' by jailing of Saudi human rights activist

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it was troubled by Saudi Arabia's sentencing prominent human rights lawyer Walid abu al-Khair to 15 years in prison on charges that included seeking to undermine the state and insulting the...
  • Iraqi Parliament won't meet until August; insurgents kill key general

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffered dual setbacks Monday, with the Iraqi Parliament once again failing to form a new government as insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading...
  • As Shiite militias return to the fight, Iraqi politicians worry about sectarian war

    NAJAF, Iraq Mohamed Thaban al Shiblawy was prepared for this moment from the time he was a boy, with lessons about the protocols of battle from tribal lore and old photos that show his rifle-toting grandfather astride a horse during the 1920 uprising...
  • Saudi Arabia jails human rights activist for 15 years

    A Jeddah court sentenced prominent Saudi rights lawyer Walid abu al-Khair to 15 years in prison on Sunday on charges that included seeking to undermine the state and insulting the judiciary, the state news agency reported. Abu al-Khair had been on trial...
  • Egypt's Sisi says independence for Iraq's Kurds would be 'catastrophic'

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country, which is facing an onslaught by Sunni Islamist militants. The...
  • Yemen army continues fight in north and is attacked in south

    SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Clashes in the north Yemen town of Omran continued on Sunday between the army and fighters from the Houthi movement after at least 104 people were killed on Saturday, while in the south six soldiers were shot dead by al Qaeda...
  • Two militants blow themselves up in southern Saudi Arabia

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Two suspected al Qaeda militants blew themselves up on Saturday after being trapped inside a government building in southern Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said, following an attack on a border post with Yemen that also killed...
  • Bahraini policeman dies of bomb blast wounds - ministry

    MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahraini policeman died on Saturday of wounds sustained in a bombing that the Interior Ministry said was a terrorist act. Attacks on security forces have been on the rise in the strategically located Gulf Arab country, which hosts...