BAGHDAD - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. | Video
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WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said. | Video
TOKYO - Japan will send officials to North Korea to hold meetings Oct. 28-29 for an update on the reclusive country's investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago to train spies, Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday.