Iraq

U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

EDGARTOWN Mass. - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday.

Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers.

World, United Nations 22 Aug 2014

U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

EDGARTOWN Mass. - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday.

World, Syria, 22 Aug 2014

Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice.

World, 22 Aug 2014

Dutch say fight against Islamic State insurgents must go to Syria

AMSTERDAM - Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said on Friday that the fight against Islamic State insurgents can only be successful if the jihadi militants are confronted in Syria as well as Iraq.

World, Syria, 22 Aug 2014

Islamic State militants stone man to death in Iraq: witness

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants in Iraq stoned a man to death in the northern city of Mosul after one of their courts sentenced him to die for the crime of adultery, a witness said on Friday.

World, 22 Aug 2014

At least 30 killed in Shi'ite militia attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq

BAGHDAD - At least 30 people were killed when a Shi'ite Muslim militia opened fired inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the country's eastern Diyala province on Friday, an Iraqi security source said.

World, 22 Aug 2014

Iran denies report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talks

DUBAI - Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program.

World, 22 Aug 2014

Iran says wants progress in nuclear talks before action on Islamic State

PARIS/DUBAI - Iran is ready to do something to help tackle Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but first wants progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

World, 21 Aug 2014

'Terrorists' help U.S. in battle against Islamic State in Iraq

MAKHMUR Iraq - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists.

World, 21 Aug 2014