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August 1, 2017 4:35 PM Afghan official says explosion inside mosque kills 20

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people. The official, Dr. Mohammed Rafique Shehrzad, said 20 bodies were brought to his Main Hospital in Herat city, the capital of western Herat province Monday night, soon after the blast 29

July 30, 2017 4:05 PM Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in visit to Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is on a rare visit to Saudi Arabia. Al-Sadr's office released a statement Sunday saying he'd been invited to the Sunni kingdom. Saudi Arabia is concerned about the influence of its rival Iran in Iraq, which backs Shiite militias fighting against the Islamic State group there. Al-Sadr 57

July 27, 2017 5:55 PM Kuwait shutters Shiite TV over owners ties to terror group

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwait has shuttered a private Shiite satellite television channel, saying one of its owners was involved in a terror group linked with Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. The official Kuwait News Agency reported on Thursday that Al Kout TV's broadcast licenses were revoked. The agency says one of the station's owners, Bassel 38

July 25, 2017 11:14 PM Trump erroneously says Lebanon is ‘on the front lines’ fighting Hezbollah, a partner in the Lebanese government

President Trump lumped the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah among militants and terrorists he praised the government of Lebanon for fighting, saying during Rose Garden remarks Tuesday that the tiny Mideast nation was “on the front lines” of a shared battle against extremism. The only problem? Hezbollah is a political partner of the man standing next to Trump 66

July 25, 2017 12:25 PM The Korean Games of Thrones

The time for pious American lectures is over. North Korea seeks respect on the cheap — and attention and cash — that it cannot win the old-fashioned way by the long, hard work of achieving a dynamic economy or an influential culture. Over the last quarter-century, it has proved that feigned madness and the road to nuclear weapons (Pakistan is another 79

July 21, 2017 11:30 AM Among Iraqis Freed From ISIS, Resentment Festers

Baghdad struggles for Sunni support after flushing out Islamic State and driving fighters underground RAMADI, Iraq—Latifah Rasheed is the 74-year-old matriarch of a Sunni Arab family that lived, until one year ago, under Islamic State rule. A son and two grandsons fought for Islamic State and were killed by the Iraqi forces who wrested their town from the extremists 47

July 18, 2017 2:43 AM Trump Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal, but Only Reluctantly

At an hourlong meeting last Wednesday, all of the president’s major security advisers recommended he preserve the Iran deal for now. Among those who spoke out were Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser; and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs 87

July 7, 2017 8:06 PM Yemenis rally in support for secession of country's south

SANAA, Yemen – Thousands of supporters of Yemen's secessionists have rallied in the southern city of Aden, backing a new group that advocates for autonomy of the country's south. The group is led by the city's former governor, Aidarous al-Zubaidi. He addressed his supporters on Friday from behind a large bullet-proof glass box, accusing President Abed Rabbo 34

June 30, 2017 10:19 AM Iraq’s Dilemma: Who Will Lead the Next Big Fight Against ISIS?

Iraq says its military will steer campaign to take Tal Afar, but powerful Iran-backed militias want that role MOSUL, Iraq—A political dispute threatens to complicate Iraq’s next big battle against Islamic State as the extremists face imminent defeat in Mosul: Both the U.S.-backed Iraqi military and Shiite militias supported by Iran want to spearhead 46

June 26, 2017 12:58 PM Islamic State counterattacks west Mosul areas captured by Iraq

June 26 (UPI) -- Iraqi military officials said security forces repelled counterattacks launched by the Islamic State in previously captured areas of west Mosul. Iraqi officials said the Islamic State deployed suicide bombers in numerous parts of the city on Sunday. The militants launched attacks in the districts of Rajim Hadid, Yarmuk and Tanak, where 59