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.
What are the economic risks if Syria goes south?
Analysis: Would airstrikes spark global anarchy — or is that what looms without them?
11 amazing things Michele Bachmann has said about the Middle East and North Africa
The most recent amazing thing Bachmann did was to say that the Muslim Brotherhood is to blame for 9/11. There's so much more.
In Syria debate, history’s in the eye of the beholder
Analysis: Citing Kosovo in favor and the Iraq war against, pundits are forgetting the dire truth: Halabja.
18 Shia family members killed as Iraq unrest surges
Five women and six children among dead as bombs hit adjacent homes owned by brothers in Shia area near Baghdad, Iraq.
Even if Obama wins congressional OK, he should reconsider Syria action
Commentary: The president's missteps and waffling have damaged his credibility and the country’s.
Op-Ed: Syria's urban refugees are hidden in plain sight
For over 100,000 urban refugees, every day presents a struggle to survive. Yet despite their tremendous need; Iraq is at the bottom of the list for support.
Syria 'hemorrhaging' refugees as number of displaced tops 6 million (PHOTOS)
As the US heads for strikes against Syria, the country's refugee crisis hits massive proportions.
Al Qaeda claims responsibility for wave of deadly Iraq bombings
Hundreds of Iraqis killed in recent weeks, the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed for at least five years.
What do Syrians think of potential US strikes on their country?
Activists, rebels and regime supporters are divided over the prospect of a Western military campaign to punish the government for an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Russia could be the unlikely partner who helps solve the mess in Syria
Commentary: Assad isn't the real threat in Syria today; it's the radical Sunnis, who are the best organized of the rebel groups and who could easily take over were Assad overthrown.
US gave Iraq intel in 1980s, ignored chemical attacks
The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with chemical weapons.
Iraq violence sees soldiers shot and burned
Five soldiers were killed on the road between Mosul and Baghdad when the taxis they were riding in were ambushed.
Iraq suicide bomber at Baghdad park kills at least 25
Violence unabated in Iraq, this time with a suicide bomber's belt blowing up near a cafe.
8 US troops accused of horrific crimes who got less time than Manning
The US military justice system has a mixed record when it comes to punishing its own.
Aid to Egypt can retain limited US influence with the ruling generals
Commentary: As we descend into a world of waning US importance, what influence the US still retains is even more critical.
Taking sides in Egypt: 3 Questions with Ambassador Nicholas Burns
Support the military or the opposition? GlobalPost's senior foreign affairs columnist weighs in on the diplomatic maneuvering now underway.
Iraqi Kurdistan sets quota for Syria refugees: aid groups
About 35,000 refugees, believed to be mainly Syrian Kurds, have entered Iraq since last Thursday.
Syrian refugees flood into Iraq
Since Thursday more than 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled into northern Iraq, an extremely large influx aid organizations are struggling to cope with.
It gets worse: Syrian refugees pour into Iraq (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees have left their homeland and fled to the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq in the last week.
Iraq violence kills 7 in Baghdad-area attacks
Friday attacks part of a dramatic rise in violence in Iraq; pipeline to Turkey bombed, halting shipments to Mediterranean.
Car bombs across Baghdad kill at least 33
Car bombs exploded across the city including near Baghdad's 'Green Zone' raising fears of a return to full-blown conflict.