1. Terror Raises Tensions in Iraqi Power Struggle
    On Wednesday (08.01.2014), Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on the Iraqi people to fight against Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups.
  2. U.S. Says Iran Won’t Attend Peace Talks on Syria
    WASHINGTON — Iran will not participate in peace talks on Syria that are to be held this month in Switzerland, a senior State Department official said Friday.
  3. Premier Urges Award for Boy Who Halted Pakistan Attack
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday recommended that a high civil award for bravery be bestowed on a teenager who was killed this week while stopping a suicide bomber from attacking his school in northwestern Pakistan.
  4. Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say
    BEIRUT — Days of fighting between rival rebel factions in Syria’s contested northern and central regions have killed nearly 500 people, according to opposition activists.