Iraqi parliament sets May 12 as date for national elections

Jan 22, 2018

Iraqi parliament sets May 12 as date for national elections despite calls from Sunni community to delay vote

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Jan 19, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Two Asian volcanoes spew ash, Rohingya study holy book in refugee camp, Indian daredevils perform

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Jan 18, 2018

Pence Mideast visit showcases dilemma for major Washington allies Egypt, Jordan

Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

Jan 16, 2018

Iran's supreme leader has accused Saudi Arabia of "treason" against Muslims because of its alleged ties to Israel

Italian candidate for premier defends 'white race' remark

Jan 15, 2018

An Italian premiership hopeful is defending a local candidate for advocating limits on immigrants' numbers to save "our white race"

Suu Kyi says Rohingya mass grave investigation positive step

Jan 14, 2018

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military's investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a "positive indication,"

Greece limits Sharia law after European Court challenge

Jan 9, 2018

Lawmakers in Greece on Tuesday voted to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority

Malaysia PM visits Saudi king despite controversy over ties

Jan 9, 2018

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has met with Saudi King Salman in a visit to the kingdom that highlights the close and at times controversial relationship forged between them

Iran's working class, facing dim prospects, fuels unrest

Jan 6, 2018

Iran's protests over the past week have been centered in dozens of long-neglected cities and towns, where economic prospects are dim

Protests put spotlight on Iran's vast, shadowy Syria war

Jan 5, 2018

Iran's anti-government protests also put spotlight on Iranian military's vast and shadowy war in Syria

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