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Analysis: Iraq vote underscores divisions over Iran’s role

Analysis: Iraq vote underscores divisions over Iran’s role

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Shiite militias that often serve as a proxy for neighboring Iran have taken a beating in…
EXPLAINER: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat?

EXPLAINER: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat?

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, there’s a new enemy ascending. The Islamic State group…
Economic meltdown forces Lebanese to flee to unfamiliar destinations

Economic meltdown forces Lebanese to flee to unfamiliar destinations

BEIRUT, Oct 4 (Reuters) – After spending three decades building up a real estate business he inherited from his father,…
Leaked records open a ‘Pandora’ box of financial secrets

Leaked records open a ‘Pandora’ box of financial secrets

Hundreds of world leaders, powerful politicians, billionaires, celebrities, religious leaders and drug dealers have been hiding their investments in mansions,…
The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis ‘stain on our conscience’

The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis ‘stain on our conscience’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said,…
At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional…
Exclusive: Taliban names Afghan U.N. envoy, asks to speak to world leaders

Exclusive: Taliban names Afghan U.N. envoy, asks to speak to world leaders

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New…
An end to neo-Islamism in the Middle East?

An end to neo-Islamism in the Middle East?

Last week, the party that previously held a majority in the Moroccan parliament suffered a crushing setback. In the country’s…
Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: ‘A country in the making’

Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: ‘A country in the making’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi Arabia of today is far different from the Saudi Arabia of Sept.…
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