Middle East
  • Iran Monday raised its earthquake death toll to 306, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors from the rubble of their homes in the country's northwest, state media reported.

    An Iranian woman grieves after her loved ones were killed during Saturday's earthquake at the village of Bajebaj near the city of Varzaqan in northwestern Iran, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT
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  • A car bomb killed 11 people when it exploded shortly after sunset Wednesday near a gathering of Shiite Muslims south of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said, the latest apparent sectarian attack in the increasingly troubled country.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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  • Some 2,400 Syrians reached Turkey overnight, the state-run Turkish Anatolian news agency said on Wednesday, adding to the 45,000 who have fled to Turkey since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad started 17 months ago.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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