Iraq's parliamentary elections test hope for change

2014-04-30 19:25:58

Eleven years after the US led a war to topple Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, the country is facing political, social and economic crises.

10 killed in attacks on polling centers in Iraq

2014-04-30 17:06:45

Ten people were killed and 22 others wounded in separate attacks targeting polling centers in Iraq on Wednesday, police said.

Iraqis begin to vote in parliamentary elections

2014-04-30 16:21:31

Iraqis began to cast their ballots Wednesday morning in the parliamentary elections, the first since the withdrawal of US troops from the country ended in late 2011.

Backgrounder: Most influential figures in Iraq's politics

2014-04-30 16:19:45

The following are facts about some heavyweight Iraqi statesmen and figures of huge influences in the country's political life.

Iraq holds vote as it slides deeper into strife

2014-04-30 16:11:54

A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continues to slide deeper into sectarian violence, more than two years after U.S. forces left Iraq.

Military drill held in Saudi Arabia

2014-04-30 15:20:21

Jets perform during Saudi security forces' Abdullah's Sword military drill in Hafar Al-Batin, near the border with Kuwait April 29, 2014.

Mortar strike on Damascus school kills at least 12

2014-04-29 16:47:29

Two mortar shells struck a school complex in central Damascus on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens, state media and a monitoring group said.

You can't change your mind now

2014-04-29 13:45:10

A pair of French sky divers leap into the unknown and into the record books from the world’s tallest building,the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Abbas: Future unity govt to recognize Israel, condemn violence

2014-04-26 21:22:06

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that the unity government, which will be formed within five weeks, will adopt his strategy of recognizing Israel and condemning violence.

Unmanned plane crashes in E Afghanistan

2014-04-26 15:52:48

An unmanned plane crashed in the eastern Kunar province with Assadabad as its capital 185 km east of Kabul on Saturday, provincial police chief Abdul Habib Sayedkhili said.

Hamas, PLO announce reconciliation agreement

2014-04-23 21:59:46

The move envisions forming a unity government within five weeks and holding national elections six months after a vote of confidence by the Palestinian parliament.

Gaza rockets hit south Israel, army strikes back

2014-04-21 20:59:38

Seven rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel during the Jewish Passover holiday on Monday.