Iraq

Car bombs, suicide attack kill at least 22 in Iraq

BAGHDAD - At least 22 people were killed in explosions across Iraq on Sunday, including a suicide car bomb attack on a military post in western Anbar province, police and medical sources said.

Islamic State takes military barracks, dam in Iraq's Anbar: sources

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants in Iraq took partial control of a water dam and military barracks guarding it in the western Anbar province after fierce fighting through the night that continued on Saturday, security sources and witnesses said.

World 25 Apr 2015

Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows

WASHINGTON - At least 15 young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters are now widows after the militant group suffered losses in clashes in Syria and Iraq, according to researchers who closely monitor Islamist radicals online.

World, Tech, Syria, 22 Apr 2015

Iraqi forces fight to rout Islamic State militants from Ramadi

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces fought to rout Islamic State militants from the western city of Ramadi on Wednesday, slowly regaining some ground from the militant group, security and local officials said. | Video

World, 22 Apr 2015

Russia arms Iraq, Syria to help combat Islamic State: Lavrov

MOSCOW - Russia is arming Iraq and Syria to help them fight Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, calling the radical militant group the main threat to his own country's security.

World, Russia, Syria, 22 Apr 2015

Syrian Kurds see Islamic State threat to city in northeast

BEIRUT - Islamic State is preparing for a possible attack on a city in northeastern Syria near the border with Iraq where it remains a big threat despite recent setbacks, a Kurdish official told Reuters on Tuesday.

World, Syria, 21 Apr 2015

New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage

NEW YORK - The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities accountable. | Video

Africa 20 Apr 2015

Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for military equipment

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said. | Video

World, Politics, Libya, Yemen, Syria, 20 Apr 2015

Spy agency sees sharp increase in Canadians joining Islamic State

OTTAWA - The number of Canadians leaving to join militant groups in Iraq and Syria such as Islamic State has increased 50 percent in the past few months, a senior security official said on Monday.

World, Syria, 20 Apr 2015

Shi'ite militia hands over suspected body of former top Saddam aide

BAGHDAD - The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, top aide to Iraq's executed president Saddam Hussein, was handed over to the Iraqi government by a Shi'ite militia on Monday, live video from the scene showed.

World, 20 Apr 2015