Iran’s Gen. Soleimani Killed in Airstrike at Baghdad Airport

BAGDHAD, IRAQ — Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, Iraqi television and three Iraqi officials said. The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy comma...
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Iraq President Rejects Iran-Backed Bloc’s Nominee as PM

BAGHDAD — Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters, saying he was prepared to submit his resignation to Parliament. Barham Saleh said i...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Quits Amid Anti-Government Protests

BEIRUT — Lebanon's prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chair...
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AP FACT CHECK: Dems Flub Details on Guns, Syria in Debate

WASHINGTON — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation Tuesday of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their as...