Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a news conference after a meeting in Vienna, Austria, Nov. 24, 2014.

Multimedia Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Through June 30

Secretary of State Kerry says real progress has been made during last several days of talks, and officials have a better idea what a final agreement will look like More

Iraqi pro-government forces stand guard on a road during a major operation against Islamic State fighters to retake the town and areas around Saadiya, northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province, Nov.  23, 2014.

Dozens Killed, Wounded as Iraqi Forces Battle IS

Iraqi troops retake two towns from Islamic State fighters Sunday; at least 10 killed in Baghdad car bombing on Monday More

FILE - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey's Erdogan: Women Not Equal to Men

Speaking at conference in Istanbul, President Erdogan says Islam has defined a position for women: motherhood More

FILE - A protester holds up a picture of Ghoncheh Ghavami as Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (L) speaks with moderator Fareed Zakaria at New America, a public policy institute and think tank in New York, Sept. 24, 2014.

Iranian-British Woman Volleyball Protester Released on Bail

Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was jailed earlier this month for trying to attend a men's volleyball match despite laws banning women from men's sporting events More

Photogallery Tunisia Presidential Poll Heading for Run-off

In first presidential election since 2011 pro-democracy uprising, 87-year-old secularist Beji Caid Essebsi to face off with incumbent rival Moncef Marzouki More



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Foreign Ministers Make Final Push in Iran Nuclear Talks

'Significant gaps' remain, including how much capacity Iran will have to enrich uranium, a process that can create fuel for a nuclear weapon
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Iranian-British Woman Volleyball Protester Released on Bail

Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was jailed earlier this month for trying to attend a men's volleyball match despite laws banning women from men's sporting events
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Israeli Cabinet Declares Country Nation-State of Jewish People

Bill must be approved by parliament to become law
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Iraqi Forces Defend Ramadi from IS

Government aircraft fired on Islamic State attackers in Anbar provincial capital Sunday, as Sunni tribesmen battled to defeat multipronged attack by militants
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Photogallery Tunisia Presidential Poll Heading for Run-off

In first presidential election since 2011 pro-democracy uprising, 87-year-old secularist Beji Caid Essebsi to face off with incumbent rival Moncef Marzouki
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Officials Mulling Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks

At Vienna P5+1 meeting with Iran, US Secretary of State Kerry reportedly suggests pushing negotiations beyond self-imposed November 24 deadline
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US Transfers Saudi Prisoner From Guantanamo Bay Prison

Muhammed Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, who spent 12 years there, deemed no longer a threat to US interests
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House Panel: No Wrongdoing by US Military, CIA on Benghazi

Seventh high-level probe finds no intelligence failure, no bid to block rescue attempt by the CIA
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France Struggles to Understand Converts to Radical Islam

Government estimates more than 1,000 French nationals have headed to Iraq, Syria to join jihadi movements
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Islamic State Kills at Least 25 Iraqi Tribesmen

Iraqi army tries to reopen road to send reinforcements to Ramadi
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US-Led Airstrikes in Syria Kill Over 900: Monitoring Group

British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the toll includes more than 50 civilians, five of them women and eight of them children
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Bahrain Hold Elections

Opposition groups, including al-Wefaq - the country's most popular Shi'ite group - are urging supporters to boycott the polls
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