Iraq

Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a homemade rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances, accusing the Islamist insurgents of an increasing use of chemical weapons.

Anti-ISIS coalition falling short, says Canada PM

OTTAWA - Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State was not doing as well as had been hoped in Syria and parts of Iraq.

World, Syria, 31 Aug 2015

Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to improve daily life for ordinary Iraqis as fresh protests erupted across the country.

World, 28 Aug 2015

Spain accuses suspect of running Islamic State network in Morocco

MADRID - A Moroccan man arrested in Spain this week is accused of coordinating a network of Islamic State supporters in Moroccan cities who spread the group's message and recruit militants to fight in Iraq and Syria, a court document said on Thursday.

World, Spain 27 Aug 2015

Two senior Iraqi commanders killed in Ramadi attack claimed by IS

BAGHDAD - Two senior Iraqi military commanders were killed on Thursday in suicide car bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State in Anbar province where pro-government forces are battling the insurgents, a military spokesman and police sources said.

World, 27 Aug 2015

Kurds take 10 villages from Islamic State in north Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes drove Islamic State militants out of 10 villages in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Wednesday in an offensive to secure their territory to the north, Kurdish military sources said.

World, 26 Aug 2015

Iraq's Abadi says Baiji battle 'crucial' to ousting Islamic State

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the battle over the northern town of Baiji and its refinery - Iraq's largest - was critical to the fight against Islamic State.

World 25 Aug 2015

Spain, Morocco arrest 14 suspected of recruiting for Islamic State

MADRID - Spain and Morocco arrested 14 people on Tuesday suspected of planning attacks and recruiting fighters to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the Spanish government said.

World, Syria, Spain 25 Aug 2015

Iraq's Sadr calls on followers to join Friday protests in Baghdad - spokesman

BAGHDAD - Iraq's powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose opinion holds sway over tens of thousands of supporters, called on his followers on Monday to join Friday protests in Baghdad, a move that could risk escalating tensions over government reforms.

World, 24 Aug 2015

Gunmen attack Italian logistics manager in Iraq's Basra: sources

BASRA, Iraq - Gunmen shot and wounded the Italian manager of a logistics company in the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra on Sunday, security officials and a company source said.

World, Italy, 23 Aug 2015