Middle East

Iraqis have voted in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led uprising against corruption and mismanagement.
Banisadr later fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy.
It was designed for comfortable sitting, with a deep septic tank dug underneath.
President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia.
A lawyer for the families of 9/11 victims said conclusions "validate arguments we have made in litigation regarding the Saudi government’s responsibility."
The prisoners escaped through a tunnel from the Gilboa prison, one of Israel's most secure facilities.
People fleeing to Pakistan from Afghanistan, wildfires in California, and Yemeni bicyclists riding for peace appear in some of this week's most memorable images.
Israel forces shot a 13-year-old boy in the head. Palestinian gunfire also critically wounded an Israeli police officer.
After the Taliban swiftly took back control of the Afghan capital, the stability of the country likely depends on its neighbors in the region.
The blast near the Syrian border is the latest tragedy to hit the country currently in the throes of a devastating political and economic crisis.