Rob Matheson

Rob Matheson

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Iraqis seem unwilling to heed new restrictions

The Iraqi government is banning large public gatherings in a bid to fight the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Iraqis seem unwilling to heed new restrictions

Middle East

Anti-government protests take economic toll in Baghdad

Months of anti-government protests in Iraq's capital have been bad for business on the oldest street in Baghdad.

Anti-government protests take economic toll in Baghdad

Middle East

Soleimani killing: Iran warns US against further retaliation

An immediate diplomatic solution to the crisis seems unlikely.

Soleimani killing: Iran warns US against further retaliation

US & Canada

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

By 1980, David Stern controlled national basketball's marketing, television and public relations.

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Asia

Carbon emissions rise by 4 percent in China

Demand created by China's wealthy middle class is being blamed for a rise in pollution in the country.

Carbon emissions rise by 4 percent in China

Middle East

Floods, winter add to Syrian refugees' plight

Hundreds of thousands of refugees in Syria are facing a harsh winter and floods.

Floods, winter add to Syrian refugees' plight

Latin America

Thousands of Bolivians march over disputed election

Critics of President Evo Morales say he committed fraud to get re-elected.

Thousands of Bolivians march over disputed election

Asia Pacific

China to mark 70 years of Communist Party rule

Parades on Tuesday are expected to reflect the country's growing wealth and military strength.

China to mark 70 years of Communist Party rule

Middle East

Mheibes: Iraq's Ramadan ring game returns after ISIL's defeat

People in Mosul say the return of the ring game is another sign the ISIL threat seems to be fading.

Mheibes: Iraq's Ramadan ring game returns after ISIL's defeat

Middle East

Iraq vows to stand with Iran amid US-Iran tension

Iran and Iraq have close ties through trade, culture and religion. But Iraq relies on US to combat the threat of ISIL.

Iraq vows to stand with Iran amid US-Iran tension

Middle East

US-Iran tensions: Iraqis fear involvement in dispute

With Iraq's plans to send delegations to Washington and Tehran to try to find a solution for the tension between the two countries, Iraqis fear their country could be caught in the middle.

US-Iran tensions: Iraqis fear involvement in dispute

Middle East

Liamine Zeroual 'asked to lead' Algeria's transitional government

The former president of Algeria says he was offered position a day after Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his resignation.

Liamine Zeroual 'asked to lead' Algeria's transitional government