|Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around oil-rich city of Kirkuk|
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities said their forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, drove Islamic State militants from an 84 square kilometer (32 sq mile) area in northern Iraq over the weekend, widening a buffer around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
|Millionaire businessman wins Finland election|
HELSINKI (Reuters) - A millionaire former telecoms executive touted as a technocrat capable of rescuing Finland from economic slump won Sunday's parliamentary election, vote predictions showed, but he may need support of a Euro-skeptical populist party to form a coalition.
|Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead|
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi.
|Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch|
CAIRO (Reuters) - The prosecution's evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.
|Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video|
CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
|Turkish Cypriot leadership vote goes to runoff|
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu failed on Sunday to win a presidential election in the breakaway territory, paving the way for a runoff in late April ahead of an expected resumption of peace talks for the divided island, possibly in May.