1. Fleeing Shiite Turkmen Caught in Iraq Limbo
    Dozens of families who fled a Shiite Turkmen town in northern Iraq overrun by Sunni militants want to move south but are stuck in limbo between the Kurdish authorities and insurgents.
  2. Iraqi troops clash with Shi’ite loyalists
    Iraqi government troops have clashed overnight with followers of prominent Shi’ite cleric Mahmoud al-Sarkhi in the holy southern province of Karbala, medical officials say, as the country is roiled by a Sunni-led insurgency.
  3. Syrian rebels will