Iraq

U.S. seeing rapid expansion of Sunni outreach at new Anbar base

WASHINGTON - The United States is seeing signs that new efforts to draw Sunni tribesmen into Iraq's battle against Islamic State may be taking root at a military base near the fallen capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province, U.S. officials say.

Iraqi forces say most of Baiji town recaptured from Islamic State

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces have cleared Islamic State militants from most of the northern town of Baiji and hope to drive them from the nearby oil refinery within days, a spokesman for the Shi'ite militias leading the fight said on Thursday.

World, 02 Jul 2015

Iraq, North Korea failures shadow nuclear talks with Iran

VIENNA - Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programs in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western officials as they seek to curb Iran's known nuclear activities and keep it from pursuing others in secret.

World, North Korea, 01 Jul 2015

Islamic State seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon

WASHINGTON - A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, the al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a U.S.-led coalition but remains a potent force holding key cities, the Pentagon said on Monday.

World, Syria, 29 Jun 2015

Cameron: IS militants are plotting 'terrible' UK attacks

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Monday that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq were planning specific attacks against Britain and posed an existential threat to the West.

World, Syria, 29 Jun 2015

Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with 'Grexit'

BERLIN - "If you break it, you own it," former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq.

World, 29 Jun 2015

Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with 'Grexit'

BERLIN - "If you break it, you own it," former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq.

World, 28 Jun 2015

Iraqi military pilot found dead at F-16 crash site in Arizona

PHOENIX - The body of an Iraqi general killed when his military fighter jet crashed into the Arizona desert during a night training mission has been found near the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. officials said on Friday.

U.S., Mexico, 26 Jun 2015

Iraq Kurds expel some suspected Islamic State supporters from villages

ERBIL - The four men helped each other clamber up the far side of a trench into the no-man's land between frontlines in northern Iraq, fearing what lay ahead but unable to turn back.   Moving forward under a pounding sun, they carefully navigated around landmines until reaching the border of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate hours later, according to an account of the journey related by one of the men, Abu Muhannad.They are among dozens - some Arabs in the area say hundreds - o

World, 26 Jun 2015

Islamic State militants kill 14 Iraqi soldiers

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants detonated a car bomb and then opened fire on Iraqi troops in the western province of Anbar on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers, security sources said.

World, 25 Jun 2015

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