Middle East

Sunni Militants fly their black flags over Iraq refinery

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants hung their black banners on watch towers at Iraq’s largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting the vital facility had fallen to the insurgents who have seized vast territories across the country’s north. A … read more

What’s next for Libya suspect, on ship and beyond?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military got its man, and has handed him over to the Justice Department. What’s next for Ahmed Abu Khattala, the Libyan militant accused of being a mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi attacks? What’s happening on … read more

Iran digs in heels on nuclear centrifuges at Vienna talks

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran is refusing to significantly cut the number of centrifuges it intends to keep to produce nuclear fuel, making it hard to imagine a compromise at this week’s talks with six powers, Western and Iranian officials said … read more

Iraq asks USA for air support to counter Sunni rebels

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi’ite-led government’s army. … read more