Qaeda chief says Nusra Front alone runs Syria ops
Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ordered the Iraqi faction of his network to stop meddling in Syria and anointed Al-Nusra Front jihadists to carry the network's banner in the civil war.
Attention shifts from Gaza, but silence won’t make this disaster disappear
Commentary: As aid is diverted to Syria, Gaza is known for little more than terrorists and tunnels.
5 things Rouhani can do to show Iran is serious about rapprochement
Commentary: Despite a show of courtesy, President Hassan Rouhani gives no sign of moderating Iran’s ideology.
Iraq's Maliki appeals for weapons, Obama pushing for 'inclusive,' 'democratic' election
Iraq's prime minister meets US President Barack Obama as violence in Iraq reaches levels last seen five years ago, during the height of the insurgency.
Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki asks for arms from US and aid from the world
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to ask for more military aid.
Spate of attacks kills 47 in Iraq
The latest wave of bloodshed has pushed the October death toll from violence across Iraq past 630.
Kurdish fighters seize Syrian border post from Islamists
Kurdish militants seized a Syrian border post on the frontier with Iraq early on Saturday, fighters and monitors said.
Nearly 500,000 killed by violence in Iraq since US invasion: Study
More than 6,000 people have been killed in violence in Iraq so far in 2013.
Nearly a dozen killed in Iraq bombing as Muslims mark Eid al-Adha
Many were killed in an attack in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday.
Scores killed in attacks across Iraq
As many as 11 bombs were reportedly set off by remote control in Iraq on Sunday, killing dozens.
Iran: 5 revolutionary guards reportedly killed in border clashes
Five members of Iran's revolutionary guards were reportedly killed near the Iraqi border in the worst strike against the elite unit there since April 2012.
Iraq hangs 42 'terrorists,' including one woman
Iraqi authorities executed dozens amid rising violence.
The language of dumplings is universal
Who doesn't like a tiny present wrapped in dough?
Iran: Have sanctions finally paid off?
Analysis: After decades of cat-and-mouse economic punishment of Iran, the latest round may have hit home.
UN: Nearly 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in September
Iraq is experiencing a surge in violence that threatens to destabilize its fragile statehood.
Iraq funeral suicide blast kills 46; Erbil blast kills 6
An explosion at a mosque in Mussayab caved in the ceiling, killing at least 46 people and injuring 50.
Market blasts kill 19 in Baghdad region
Four bombs in Saba al-Bur north of the capital killed at least 12 people, while another in a Sunni neighborhood of south Baghdad killed seven, officials said.
At UN, Obama’s foreign policy speech signals giving peace a chance (VIDEO)
Commentary: The US president is ready to talk with Iranians in spite of resistance from the Saudis and Israel.
Iraq's miracle baby: Child delivered after bomb hits mother in labor
Bombing strikes an ambulance carrying a pregnant woman to the hospital in Iraq.
Iraq: Funeral bombings, police station and other attacks leave 83 dead
A pair of bombings during a funeral procession in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood killed at least 72 people, while insurgents launching a suicide attack on a police station in Beiji killed seven and wounded 21 others.
People waiting in lines for things (PHOTOS)
Lots of people are waiting in lines for iPhones today. Here are some other reasons to wait in lines.
Sunni mosque bombing in Iraq kills at least 15
Attack at a Sunni mosque in Samarra, also home to a major Shia shrine, kills scores.
By rescuing Obama, Putin invites US-Russia collaboration
Commentary: The two countries’ strategic interests would be the focus of joint diplomatic efforts.
Iraq bombings kill 6
Iraq’s prime minister rallies for support as the government tries to curb rising violence.
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
Double bomb attack kills at least 30 at Iraq mosque
At least 30 people were killed and 25 injured on Friday in a double bomb attack on a Sunni mosque on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Baquba.
Among many, another way forward to an end game in Syria
Commentary: Like other plans, this one carries its own share of risks.
In blockaded Gaza, making gas masks with jars and paper towels
Short of supplies and worried about regional fallout from Syria strikes, Gazans fashion makeshift gas masks in case of a chemical attack.
Fumbles abound as Russians intercept Kerry’s desperation pass
Commentary: No rules govern this international game of dealing with Syria’s chemical weapons.
Americans don't support war like they used to
Over the last decade, American support for military action has for the most part dwindled.
This is how American reactions to 9/11 contributed to the current crisis in Syria
Analysis: America’s crisis over Syria has its roots in the deceptions and missteps stemming from the World Trade Center attacks.