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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province as clashes rage over the provincial capital, Ramadi.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.
By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president since the 2011 revolution that ended the regime of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Nearly 30 candidates are running but a race is emerging between a veteran former Ben Ali official and a rights activist who says the election is a chance to stop the return of old-regime stalwarts. More than three years after the end of Ben Ali's one-party rule, Tunisia has become a model of transition for the region by adopting a new constitution and avoiding the turmoil facing its neighbours. ...