Shadowy anti-terrorism force is state answer to rising sectarian violence. But many fear its extra-judicial tactics.
Baghdad is a city afraid of itself. Yet despite 30 deaths a day, bombs and sectarian strife, the world no longer listens
Thirty-four years after siege of US embassy in Tehran, there is still seething anger towards the United States.
Despite deadly accidents at sea, European leaders are unlikely to discourage illegal voyages by easing asylum laws.
Kurdish political groups oppose alleged Turkish plan to erect wall near border with Syria.
With Russia's resurgence and American hesitance on Syria, there are hints that the world is moving on from US hegemony
Tehran likely to move away from President Rouhani's moderate tone if US will intervene militarily in Syria.
Transition to democracy hits a snag, pitting the country's main factions against each other in a bitter power struggle.
Hundreds of Israeli's queued for gas masks, even as US military strikes on Syria were postponed.
After chemical weapons attack, likely US action will aim to change the regime's mind, rather than the regime itself
Despite longing to return home, thousands find themselves stranded in Iraq's Domiz refugee camp.