BAGHDAD - Iraq's political bazaar is branching out.
CAIRO - A leading independent Egyptian daily has fired its chief editor, an outspoken government critic, amid what journalists are calling a state crackdown on the media ahead of parliamentary elections.
BAGHDAD - The flurry to close the first chapter of Iraq's seven-month political drama is suddenly intense with angry Sunnis pledging to dig in for a fight while Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tries to win over the last few allies he needs to stay in power.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Arsonists torched a mosque in a West Bank village Monday, scrawling "revenge" on a wall in Hebrew and charring copies of the Muslim holy book in an attack that threatened to stoke tensions over deadlocked Mideast peacemaking.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The mayor of a Palestinian village in the West Bank says arsonists have torched a local mosque.
- In a TV comedy, Egyptian women gain a voice
- Key Sunni: Iraq facing 'last chance' for democracy
- Key Sunni says PM is threat to democracy in Iraq
- Israeli Jews celebrate Palestinian Oktoberfest
- Iraq's Kurds hold political cards for al-Maliki
- Ancient tree to help turn Jericho into tourism hub
- Anti-American cleric vies for more power in Iraq
- Aides: Iraqi Shiite cleric backs al-Maliki
- Hamas leader: Arafat urged attacks on Israel
- Kurdish rebels extend cease-fire against Turkey
- High court looks at military funeral protests
- US high court looks at military funeral protests
- New trial sought in Oregon Islamic charity case
- US general: Iraq political limbo fuels violence
- Iraqi PM candidate in Syria for talks
- Poll: Israelis view non-Orthodox converts as Jews
- Egypt pope apologizes over bishop's Islam remarks
- Egyptian Islamic body criticizes bishop's remarks
- AP Exclusive: Palestinian hints at settlement deal
- Church prays for Sudan peace before freedom vote
- Iran criticizes its diplomats' defections
- Kuwait strips Shiite activist of citizenship
- Bahrain revokes citizenship of top Shiite cleric
- Report: Protest in Turkey over Quran desecration
- Armenian Christians celebrate rare Mass in Turkey
- Armenians celebrate rare Mass in Turkey
- Israel grinds to a halt for Yom Kippur fasting day
- Iran's president brings political baggage to NY
- Internet holy day blackout imposed in Israel
- German book channels public's immigrant angst
- Iranian defections hint at fissures over election
- Iran releases detained American woman
- Iran state TV says US woman freed from prison
- Former British PM Tony Blair gets Liberty Medal
- Family of jailed American in Iran fights bail