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Iraqi forces take back Diyala towns

Iraqi forces said Sunday they had retaken two towns north of Baghdad from ISIS fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.

Idyllic Austrian village welcomes asylum-seekers

As Europe struggles with floods of refugees fleeing Syria and other hotspots, one award-winning village in Austria is showing that it is possible for locals and asylum-seekers to get along just fine.

Falling inflation a worry for Europe, world

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion eurozone economy.

Why demand for Islamic finance is soaring

When a Muslim cleric told Ahmad Salim that Shariah law forbade paying interest, he returned his days-old loan to the bank and turned to the fast-growing industry of Islamic finance.

Negotiating to nowhere

As attention shifts from clinching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program to laying the groundwork for an extension of the negotiations, there would appear to be less chance that the entire process will succeed.

Negotiating to nowhere

As attention shifts from clinching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program to laying the groundwork for an extension of the negotiations, there would appear to be less chance that the entire process will succeed.

Early on, ISIS targeted Sunni tribal leaders

A centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s strategy for defeating ISIS is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces.

For Iran, the path of Hasan or Hussein?

S ir Richard Dalton, a graduate of the Middle East Center for Arab Studies in Shemlan, Lebanon, was British consul general in Jerusalem from 1993 to 1997 at an early stage of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

Obi saves Mancini blushes in Milan derby

Inter midfielder Joel Obi struck a second-half equalizer in a hard-fought 1-1 draw away to AC Milan to save Roberto Mancini’s blushes on the Italian’s return to Serie A after a six-year absence Sunday.

Obi saves Mancini blushes in Milan derby

Inter midfielder Joel Obi struck a second-half equalizer in a hard-fought 1-1 draw away to AC Milan to save Roberto Mancini’s blushes on the Italian’s return to Serie A after a six-year absence Sunday.

Harden scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks 95-92

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and Amare Stoudemire added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks kept the Philadelphia 76ers winless after 13 games with a 91-83 victory Saturday.

Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain title

Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao comprehensively dismantled American Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Cotai Arena in Macau Sunday.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

'Anti-Barbie' doll goes on sale in US

She's short, brunette, has an average body shape and can even be given cellulite and acne: the 'anti-Barbie' doll is ready to go on sale in the United States.

A taste of the Andes: Kaiken wines

The kaiken goose is the only bird strong enough to fly over the Andes Mountains, which reach heights of more than 7,000 meters. Each year this goose, whose name comes from the Mapuche Indian language, flies from Chile to Argentina. It has a wingspan of two meters, needed for powering across the mountains.

Blended frog juice a popular Peru elixir

Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.