Iran Slams Saudi 'Incompetence' After Death of More Than 700 Pilgrims
Safety during hajj is politically sensitive for the Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud dynasty, since the ruling family presents itself internationally as the guardian of orthodox Islam.
Militias Fighting the Islamic State in Iraq Are Accused of Terrorizing Civilians
Shia militias enlisted to fight against the Islamic State are kidnapping and murdering hundreds of mostly-Sunni victims with impunity, according to a new Amnesty International report.
The US Arms Kurdish Troops as a Political Crisis Brews in Baghdad
The US moved to arm the peshmerga fighting the Islamic State, while in Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appeared to be out of a job.