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A senior U.S. defense official said Friday U.S. officials were seeing signs that Iranian fighters were engaged in Iraq, a development the source described as "concerning." But it was not immediately clear how many troops were involved. This is bad,"
A stroll through the Baghdad Book Fair last month was a lesson in today's cultural norms in Iraq. The books gold-embossed, neatly arrayed were almost all religious, and most of the customers were men. But in the middle of the white pavilion, a woman'
At least 46 people were killed and 100 wounded in violent attacks in Iraq Thursday, including a wave of bombings against Shiite pilgrims, police said. The deadliest attack occurred around noon when a suicide bomber blew up himself among a procession
Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes an agreement on Iran's disputed nuclear programme would be signed within months as London and Tehran revive diplomatic ties, signs of a warmer atmosphere between the Islamic Republic and the West. Iran on
Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United Nations report blasted the Islamic republic for its systematic persecution of non-Muslims. The four
With its tree-lined streets, Dutch colonial buildings and soothing botanical gardens, the quaint West Java mountain town of Bogor hardly appears a hotbed of religious intolerance. Yet Bogor is on the front line of a national debate in Indonesia about
Hindus represent the majority of the more than one billion people in India. Although Kuwait Times failed to secure official statistics as to how many Hindus are represented in Kuwait, surely there are thousands of them. However, Hindu is not a
In the wake of the brutal arson attack against a Shiite Islamic boarding school in Sampang, Madura, East Java, an activist has called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to learn from his predecessor, the late Abdurrahman Gus Dur Wahid, in handling
Archipelago Hundreds of Shiites are in need of food, clothing, blankets and baby formula in the wake of the arson attack on their Islamic boarding school in Madura, East Java. An adviser to the Shiite community, Iklil al Milal, said on Friday that
The Daily Star Iraq has broken the world record for the time required to form a government, surpassing the Netherlands that in 1977 took 208 days. The March 7 elections were inconclusive, producing a hung Parliament with four major blocs, the largest