Iraq tense after election recount and bomb explosion occur hours apart

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on his followers on Thursday to remain calm after an explosion killed 18 people in his main stronghold in Baghdad just hours after parliament called for a recount of votes in an election his bloc won. Sadr, a nationalist who tapped growing resentment

French FM says Iran within limits, but dangerously close to “red line”

By Middle East Affairs France's foreign minister said that Iran's plans to proceed with uranium enrichment capacity as they wait out and see what happens with nuclear deal is drawing dangerously close to the "red line". On Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader announced Iran's plans to begin preparations for increased uranium enrichment capacity