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  • Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack

    Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack
    Islamic militants in Iraq overran the city of Mosul on Tuesday, gaining control of Nineveh   provincial headquarters, the airport, two television stations and other facilities, authorities said. The militants, who were affiliated with the Al Qaeda...
  • Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest

     Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest
    At the end of a tense vote that capped a messy political campaign, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel's 10th president. Rivlin, 74, was elected by members of Israel's 120-seat parliament to succeed the country's longest-serving public...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Imran Khan's party quits parliament in Pakistan election protest

    Imran Khan's party quits parliament in Pakistan election protest
    A leading opposition party resigned from Pakistan's parliament on Monday in protest against election results last year that handed a sweeping victory to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The move by opposition leader Imran Khan, a former cricket hero, was...
  • Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split

    Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split
    This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes. Oddly, many residents see these problems as a credit to Junaja's most famous...
  • 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-...
  • Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'

    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 pick for prime minister appears to have approval of Iran

    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...
  • Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

    Nuri al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Tens of thousands in Pakistan capital rally against government

    Tens of thousands in Pakistan capital rally against government
    Decrying what they say were rigged elections last year, tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered in their nation’s capital on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government. The protests – two rallies...