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In death and life, Lebanese woman shows religious law fight

BEIRUT (AP) - Nadyn Jouny’s sister taped up two messages in her memory inside a closet at the family home - one of motherly...

Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisis

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's most powerful Shiite religious leader said Monday he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting the demands of anti-government protesters...

Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's protests are bringing out people from across the country's spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire...

Iraqi protesters attack Iran consulate in Karbala

BAGHDAD (AP) - Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, scaling the concrete barriers...

In nod to protests, Iraq president calls for new voting law

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's president on Thursday called for the drafting of a new election law and said he would approve early elections once...

Shiite cleric warns Iraq’s leaders; protest death toll at 42

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday sharply criticized the government in the wake of deadly violence gripping the country, urging both...

Iraqi PM addresses nation as protests death toll rises to 42

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq’s premier on Friday urged anti-government protesters to go home, saying their “legitimate demands” have been heard and comparing security measures...

The Latest: Trump says it’s ‘looking like’ Iran is to blame

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia...

Officials: 31 Iraqi pilgrims die in stampede during holiday

BAGHDAD (AP) - A walkway collapsed and set off a stampede in the holy city of Karbala on Tuesday as thousands of Shiite Muslims...

Nigeria to allow Shia leader to leave jail for medical care

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian court on Monday granted the leader of the country's main Shia group, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, permission to leave...