1. Bahrain charges opposition leader who met with U.S. diplomat
    Bahrain’s conflict with the United States worsened Thursday, as the Persian Gulf emirate filed criminal charges against the country’s leading opposition figure for holding a meeting this week with a senior U.S. diplomat.
  2. After Weeks on the Run from Militants, Thousands of Turkmen Arrive in Kurdistan
    KHAZIR CHECKPOINT, Kurdistan Region – Thousands of Shiite Turkmen from other parts of Iraq arrived in the Kurdistan Region, exhausted and despondent after weeks of running from Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants whose fight is mainly with the Shiite government in Baghdad.
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