BAGHDAD - Iraq's political bazaar is branching out.
DAMASCUS, Syria - A leading candidate in the contested race to lead Iraq's new government insisted during a visit to Syria on Wednesday that he would not take part in any coalition headed by his rival, the current prime minister.
BEIRUT - In a new Syrian soap opera, a beautiful green-eyed young woman named Layla is torn over whether to take off the niqab, the billowing black Islamic garb that hides every part of her except her eyes.
DAMASCUS, Syria - A leading anti-American Iraqi cleric has met with one of two Iraqi politicians vying to lead the country's next government.
ISTANBUL - Turkey's prime minister on Thursday strengthened his emerging role as a leader in the Islamic world, basking in the applause of Arab leaders as he unleashed invective against Israel and questioned Washington's dominance at a summit in the one-time seat of the Ottoman Empire.