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BAGHDAD — Less than a year and a half after the last U.S. troops left, Iraq's political leaders are openly debating the prospect of two dangerous paths for their country: de facto division or civil war. Perhaps both. Tension between the Shiite...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistanis went to the polls Saturday to elect a new parliament amid continued violence marring the historic event, as militants detonated a bomb outside a liberal, anti-Taliban party’s campaign office in the southern port...
Tags: Karachi (Pakistan), Pakistan, Politics, Nawaz Sharif, Elections
AMSTERDAM — Even by the unconventional standards of the Dutch, their new king is going to be a bit of a novelty. He has a license to fly commercial airliners. He's married to a South American, a lively Argentine who's more popular than he is. He...
WASHINGTON -- The budget feud on Capitol Hill is looking like those Vietnam War peace talks when negotiators bickered over the shape of the table. House Republicans, after howling for years about Senate Democrats' failure to pass a budget, are...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For the second day in a row, a bomb blast killed and maimed participants at a campaign rally being held by one of Pakistan's Islamist religious parties, indicating a broadening of targets in the violence that has primarily...
Tags: Religious Conflicts, Pakistan, Politics, Explosions, Elections
This post has been corrected. See bottom for details. MOSCOW — In the biggest show of opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin since last May, thousands of demonstrators gathered Monday near the Kremlin to demand an immediate release of...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition won at the polls Sunday, election commission officials announced, as voters opted for continuity and experience over opposition calls for reform. The 13-party National Front...
SHABQADAR, Pakistan — When Masoom Shah hits the campaign trail these days, he brings a 9-millimeter Glock pistol and a team of up to 50 bodyguards. Instead of appearing before large crowds, he meets small clusters of voters at guesthouses where...
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security used disproportionate force, including shooting unarmed civilians, during a raid on an encampment of Sunni Arab protesters last week that left 45 people dead, according to two government investigations and foreign diplomats....
Salam Fayyad was 55 years old when they found him six years ago. They are the secretary of state and the European donors who wanted to help the Palestine Authority in its hour of trial but did not want to see their contributions diverted by corrupt...
Tags: Hamas, Unrest, Conflicts and War, West Bank, Politics, Elections
BAGHDAD — Shiite-dominated areas in southern and central Iraq were rocked Monday by car bomb explosions that killed at least 22 people and fueled fears that the country is sliding into a civil war. The violence occurred as Iraqi security forces...
ATHENS -- Despite sweeping public discord, Cyprus lawmakers on Tuesday approved a controversial $13-billion bailout imposed by international lenders to keep the island financially afloat, and its economy anchored to Europe’s single currency....
Tags: Politics, Elections, Government, Finance, Crime, Law and Justice
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