By By DURAID ADNAN The attacks in largely Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens more, officials said.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Hundreds of Egyptian police rallied on Sunday to demand higher wages, in a rare act of defiance of a new protest law which they themselves have been enforcing to quell unrest on the streets.
The report, released by the United Nations, said that despite years of intensive efforts by Afghan and international rights advocates, obtaining justice for women against their abusers has stalled.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that are the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have killed at least five children during fighting for the town of Nabak north of the capital Damascus, activists said on Sunday.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partner publicly prodded him on Sunday to show “historic courage” and reach a peace deal with the Palestinians even at the risk of his government’s collapse.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Pakistan on Monday for talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior officials, the first Pentagon chief to make such a visit in nearly four years, a spokesman said.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – One person was killed and five wounded in Libya’s eastern city Benghazi on Sunday when a car bomb exploded at a funeral for an assassinated army officer, security and medical sources said.
BANGUI (Reuters) – Residents of the Central African Republic gathered in churches to mourn on Sunday after hundreds were killed in violence between Christian and Muslim communities, prompting France to intervene in its former colony.