Thursday, August 14, 2014
With time running out for thousands of Iraqis trapped by jihadists, caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday defied international pressure to step aside to forward reconciliation and the fight against militants.
Israeli ordnance exploded in Gaza Wednesday, killing five people including a foreign journalist, as bomb experts tried to disable a missile on the last day of a 72-hour truce.
Ten civilians and three army technicians were killed on Wednesday when a bomb planted near a prison by presumed Al-Qaida militants exploded in south Yemen, a security official said.
Non-Jewish spouses of Israeli homosexuals can now obtain citizenship under an interior ministry decision applicable since Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Iraq's premier designate was gaining widespread support from countries hoping political reconciliation will undercut jihadists, as Iran Tuesday appeared to further dash Nuri al-Maliki's hopes of clinging to power.
A journalists' rights group says a Turkish journalist has been killed in Iraq during clashes between Islamic militants and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and has demanded an investigation into the circumstances of her death.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Iraq moved closer to ending Nuri al-Maliki's stubborn grip on power when his own political clan spurned him for another prime minister called to save the country from breakup.