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Few Islamic State fighters return but home-grown attacks rise, Europol says

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THE HAGUE Europeans who went off to fight on behalf of Islamic State have not flooded back in large numbers since losing strongholds in Syria and Iraq, Europe's police agency said on Wednesday, but they have inspired a growing number of home-grown attacks.

Turkish air strikes kill 26 militants in southeast Turkey, Iraq: army

ISTANBUL Turkish air strikes killed 26 militants and destroyed their gun positions, shelters and ammunition stores in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq this week, Turkey's military said on Tuesday.

World, Turkey, Jun 19 2018

Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. denies

BEIRUT Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

Iraq condemns strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State

CAIRO Iraq on Tuesday condemned air strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq or Syria after Syrian state media said that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries.

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Iraq's Qandil, Erdogan says

ANKARA Turkish warplanes have struck a meeting of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Iraq's Qandil mountains, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, adding that Ankara believed high-profile militants had been hit.

World, Davos Jun 16 2018

Iraqi PM invites politicians to meet after Eid holiday

BAGHDAD Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday invited Iraq's political groups to meet after the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday and agree on how to move forward in establishing a new parliament and government.

World, Jun 14 2018

Sadr-Amiri alliance lowers Iraq's political temperature

BAGHDAD Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iranian-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri's decision to choose compromise over confrontation and strike an alliance, aiming to form the next Iraqi government, has eased tensions after elections marred by fraud allegations.

World, Jun 13 2018

Iraq's Sadr and Amiri announce political alliance

BAGHDAD Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iranian-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri, who won first and second place respectively in Iraq's May parliamentary election, announced on Tuesday an alliance between their political blocs.

World, Jun 12 2018

Turkey says Iran supports potential Turkish operation in north Iraq

ANKARA Iran has voiced support for a potential Turkish operation against Kurdish militants just over its border in northern Iraq, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday.

World, Jun 12 2018

OPEC will squeeze oil buffer to historic lows with an output hike

LONDON The oil industry will face the biggest squeeze on its spare production capacity in more than three decades if OPEC and its allies agree next week to hike crude output, leaving the world more at risk of a price spike from any supply disruption.

Saudi Arabia Jun 12 2018