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  • ** FILE ** Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Hoshyar Zebari speaks at a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Al Qaeda fighters filtering into Syria, top diplomat says

    Iraq's top diplomat said Thursday he had "solid information" that al Qaeda militants were crossing from Iraq to Syria to carry out attacks, warning of a violent spillover that could shake the Middle East.

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (center) attends the Arab League summit in Baghdad on Thursday, March, 29, 2012. Only 10 leaders of the 22-member bloc are in attendance. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Fewer than half of Arab leaders attend Iraq summit

    Fewer than half the leaders of the Arab world showed up at an Arab summit in Baghdad on Thursday, a snub to the Iraqi government that reflects how trenchantly the sectarian division between Sunnis and Shiites and the rivalry with neighboring Iran define the Middle East's politics today.

  • Demonstrators in Fallujah, Iraq, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, chant slogans in support of the Arab Summit scheduled to start Thursday in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo)

    Arab ministers want Syria to halt crackdown

    Arab countries, divided over how to stop Syria's bloodshed, plan to call for the Syrian regime to halt its crackdown on civilians, let in humanitarian groups and free detainees, according to recommendations Wednesday by foreign ministers preparing for a summit this week.

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