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  1. Iraq says it has retaken Islamic State's last urban stronghold in the country

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-MiddlEeast
    The Iraqi government said Thursday that its forces have recaptured the northern town of Hawija from the Islamic State extremist group, stripping the militants of their last urban stronghold in the country and leaving them concentrated in a stretch of desert outposts along the western border…
  2. The head of the U.N. nuclear agency discusses Iran, North Korea and how nuclear power can fight climate change

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-MiddlEeast
    Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula is "grave," but inspectors are ready to return if a deal is…
  3. Allowing women to drive is expected to boost Saudi Arabia's economy

    10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com LATimes-MiddlEeast
    “This is a statement with the names of the whores who had fallen prey to vice and corruption.” So began a public list naming 47 Saudi women who, almost 27 years ago, circled around Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, in their cars. It was an act of defiance against a ban on female drivers that was…