ISIS militants use at least two car bombs in assault on rebel-held town of Marea.
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Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of country's leading Islamic party, talks of a 'Muslim democracy' instead of theocracy, and shows that Arab Spring need not necessarily bring extremist movements to power.
Ahmad Jannati, an outspoken critic of President Rohani's policies, will lead the assembly that is expected to choose the successor to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's appeal reflects concerns that a large civilian death toll in the fight to take back the ISIS held city of Falluja could intensify sectarian tensions.
The authorities gave no reason for the clampdown on the group, which has strong ties with Hamas, says senior Brotherhood member.
As Erdogan transitions the country from parliamentary democracy to presidential system, his opponents — and skeptical Western allies — fear growing authoritarianism.