Kurdish leader cites ‘new reality’ in Iraq

Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, right, listens to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the presidential palace in Irbil, Iraq, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Kerry arrived in Iraq’s Kurdish region in a US diplomatic drive aimed at preventing the...

Media exaggerated horror tale at Irish orphanage

DUBLIN (AP) — Revelations this month that nuns had buried nearly 800 infants and young children in unmarked graves at an Irish orphanage during the last century caused stark headlines and stirred strong emotions and calls for investigation. Since then, however, a more...

Syria: 4 killed, 9 wounded in Israeli airstrikes

Relatives of Mohammed Krakra, an Israeli Arab teen, carry his coffin during his funeral at the northern Israeli Arab village of Arabeh, Israel, Monday, June 23, 2014. Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian military headquarters and a number of other targets inside Syria, the Israeli...

Syria: 4 killed, 9 wounded in Israeli airstrikes

Relatives of Mohammed Krakra, an Israeli Arab teen, carry his coffin during his funeral at the northern Israeli Arab village of Arabeh, Israel, Monday, June 23, 2014. Israeli warplanes bombed the Syrian military headquarters and a number of other targets inside Syria, the Israeli...
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Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, right, at the Prime Minister’s office in Baghdad on Monday, June 23, 2014. Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraq’s leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led...

Suicide attacker strikes near cafe south of Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle near a checkpoint and a cafe in a neighborhood south of Lebanon’s capital early Tuesday, causing several casualties, a Lebanese security official and witnesses said. The explosion occurred just...
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Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, right, at the Prime Minister’s office in Baghdad on Monday, June 23, 2014. Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraq’s leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led...

Explosion in Beirut near army checkpoint

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official and witnesses say an explosion has rocked a neighborhood in southern Beirut near a Lebanese army checkpoint and a cafe. The official said the explosion appears to have been caused by a car bomb that went off after midnight. He...
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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, a sticker reading “Toxic” on containers carrying Syria’s dangerous chemical weapons, on the Danish cargo ship, Ark Futura, transporting the chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, in Cyprus coastal waters....
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Rebels agree to abide by cease-fire in Ukraine

A girl says goodbye to her friend, a volunteer, before they are sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion “Azov”, during a ceremony to take the oath of allegiance to Ukraine, in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei...