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  • Al Qaeda-linked militants seize more territory in northern Iraq

    Al Qaeda-linked militants seize more territory in northern Iraq
    Militant Islamists seized more territory in northern Iraq on Wednesday, moving south toward Baghdad as government forces scrambled to regroup after losing control of the country’s second-largest city. Fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block

    General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block
    RICHMOND — The battle over Medicaid expansion bogged down the budget process once against Thursday as Republicans worked to ensure — as best they can — that Gov. Terry McAuliffe can’t expand the program on his own once the...
  • Alarmed by Iraq, Iran open to shared role with U.S.

    Alarmed by Iraq, Iran open to shared role with U.S.
    Shi'te Muslim Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official told Reuters. The idea is being discussed internally among the Islamic...
  • Shiites rally in Iraq as top cleric issues call to arms

    ISTANBUL Thousands of Iraqi Shiite Muslims, heeding the calls of their religious leaders, flooded Friday into Baghdad and other Shiite cities to defend their holy sites from an encroaching offensive of rebellious Sunni Muslims led by the Islamic State...
  • Who is Iraq's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, world's new top terrorist?

    WASHINGTON Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the jihadist powerhouse that's steamrolling across northwestern Iraq, remains a cypher despite his years in an American-run prison and the $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. His real name is known, as are a...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' drives New Yorkers wild

    "IT'S LIKE a big Italian wedding here tonight!" That's what actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio exclaimed at the premiere of Clint Eastwood's screen version of Broadway's "Jersey Boys." Indeed, inside the Paris Theater there was a more than the...
  • Militias become Iraq's only defense against Islamist fighters

    ISTANBUL Islamist fighters pushed toward Baghdad Thursday with little interference from what remains of Iraq's disintegrating security forces as militias tied to religious or ethnic groups stepped in to try to stop the advance. In what looked eerily...
  • Iraqi government asks US to bomb Islamist fighters as 30,000 troops flee their posts

    ISTANBUL Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday pushed their offensive south into Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, capturing key crossroad towns on the highway to the capital, Baghdad, and taking control of a critical oil refinery....
  • Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners

    Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners
    Syrian President Bashar Assad, who won reelection last week amid the country's three-year civil war, issued a general amnesty for prisoners Monday. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the wide-ranging edict included the commuting of death...
  • Syrian regime releases hundreds of prisoners

    Syrian regime releases hundreds of prisoners
    The Syrian government released hundreds of prisoners as part of a general amnesty granted by President Bashar Assad in celebration of his reelection this week, according to opposition and government sources. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported...
  • Former UN envoy Brahimi: Mideast could 'blow up' if Syria not checked

    The crisis in Syria, if left unchecked, poses grave risks to the entire Mideast, the former United Nations special envoy for Syria says. Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned last month, spoke in a no-holds-barred interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel,...