A member of Iraqi security forces peers over a blast wall. (Getty)

Iraqi army weighs cost of U.S.-led strikes in Tikrit as militiamen leave

Unease at the headquarters on the city’s edge was compounded by an errant Iraqi airstrike.

    Key suspect in attack on museum in Tunis is killed

    Lokman Abu Sakhr, an Algerian, allegedly handled the operational end of the massacre that killed 22 people.

    Arab leaders announce joint force to intervene in region’s wars

    Leaders meeting in Egypt agreed to create the combined military force while a Saudi-led coalition spent its fourth day attacking Shiite rebels in Yemen.

    In Nigeria, anxiously awaiting results to a crucial election

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    Tunisians, world leaders march in solidarity against Islamist militants

    Tunisians, world leaders march in solidarity against Islamist militants

    Rally came a day after security forces killed members of a group blamed for the massacre at the Bardo museum.

    Negotiators race deadline in Iran talks

    Negotiators race deadline in Iran talks

    Diplomats from five nations were working Sunday to try to finalize an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

    Germanwings co-pilot worried about job security, officials say

    Germanwings co-pilot worried about job security, officials say

    Andreas Lubitz consulted with medical professionals about a vision issue that could have compounded psychological problems.

    Ni­ger­ian presidential vote is extended amid glitches and fears of violence

    Ni­ger­ian presidential vote is extended amid glitches and fears of violence

    Boko Haram insurgents pose a threat, as do voters who could erupt into protest if their candidate loses.

    Saudi-led airstrikes intensify in Yemen as possible coalition land attack looms

    Saudi-led airstrikes intensify in Yemen as possible coalition land attack looms

    Arab leaders pledged to back the country’s president against rebels who have fought to the outskirts of the southern city of Aden.

    Syrian rebels take strategic town of Idlib

    Syrian rebels take strategic town of Idlib

    It is the second provincial capital to fall to rebels since Raqqa was taken by Islamic State rebels two years ago.

    Reports: Desperate pilot used ax on locked cockpit door of doomed plane

    Reports: Desperate pilot used ax on locked cockpit door of doomed plane

    The pilot yelled, “Andreas, open that door!” And then he tried tried to topple the door with an ax.

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    The campaign, with a coalition of Arab nations, is an effort to dislodge Houthi rebels sweeping through Yemen.

    Workers continue to dig through debris of the Germanwings crash site

    As the plane’s remains are sorted, questions still linger.

    Millions of Nigerians head to the polls

    Scores turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.

    Past clashes with present for Cuban baseball

    Havana seeks to preserve its beloved pastime as global market forces expand their reach.

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    Who was Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz?

    Details are emerging about the man investigators say may have deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps.

    Searching for answers in Germanwings tragedy

    A French prosecutor says co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane with 150 people aboard in the French Alps.

    King Richard III’s final journey

    The 15th century leader, whose remains were found beneath a parking lot in 2012, was reinterred at Leicester Cathedral.

    Iraqi forces aim to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    U.S., Iraqi warplanes targeted militants in a sprawling complex in the city, officials said.

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    Singaporeans bid farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

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