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.
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.