Iraq

Kurdish forces fire into Islamic State-controlled Mosul

ARBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces have fired rockets into Mosul for the first time since Islamic State militants overran the northern Iraqi city last summer, Kurdish military sources said on Saturday.

Iraqi PM says West and Iran both helping against Islamic State

DAVOS - Iraq's prime minister said on Friday the West had increased support to his country to help it fight Islamic State, and Iran was also providing crucial backing.

World, Davos 23 Jan 2015

Syrian air strike on rebel area kills more than 40: monitor

BEIRUT - A Syrian air strike killed more than 40 people in a rebel-held area near Damascus on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and opposition activists said.

World, United Nations, Syria, 23 Jan 2015

Kurds criticize exclusion from U.S.-led coalition meeting

BAGHDAD - The president of Iraqi Kurdistan complained on Friday about being excluded from a meeting in London this week of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, saying Kurdish fighters deserved more respect.

World, 23 Jan 2015

U.S., Iraq preparing for assault to recapture Mosul: WSJ

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq have started preparing for an offensive by summer to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was taken by Islamic State militants last June, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

World, 22 Jan 2015

Iraqi PM warns falling oil price could hurt fight against Islamic State

LONDON - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday he feared lower revenues from falling global oil prices could hurt his country's military campaign against Islamic State. | Video

World, 22 Jan 2015

'We're going to kill' Iraq militants who attack Canadian troops: PM

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper denied on Thursday that Canadian military advisers in Iraq would be dragged into combat against Islamic State militants despite a recent clash but said Canada's forces would kill anyone who attacked them.

World, 22 Jan 2015

In Mosul, Islamic State turns captured city into fortress

BAGHDAD - In a government building in Mosul, a handful of Iraqi contractors gathered to compete for a tender last month.

World, 22 Jan 2015

Kurdish forces squeeze Islamic State supply line in northern Iraq

NEAR MOSUL DAM, Iraq - Kurdish forces in northern Iraq said on Wednesday they had cleared Islamic State insurgents from nearly 500 square kilometers of territory and broken a key IS supply line between the city of Mosul and strongholds to the west near Syria.

World, 21 Jan 2015

Delay to Britain's Iraq War inquiry report causes outcry

LONDON - A decision to delay a long-awaited official report into Britain's role in the Iraq War until after a general election in May drew accusations of a whitewash on Wednesday and demands for British voters to be given its findings.

World, 21 Jan 2015