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2017-03-26
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Iraqi government forces are closing in on the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul. With its leaning minaret, it is one of the most famous landmarks in the Old City. But it is also of ..
Last Sunday was the 14th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq. Given the outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the milestone passed almost completely without comment among th..
BAGHDAD — The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left ..
Authored Op-Ed by Pepe Escobar via SputnikNews.com, James Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Emerging Threats at NATO – now that’s a lovely title – recently gave a talk at a priva..
2017-03-25
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An initial investigation of a recent airstrike believed to have killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul found it was conducted by the U.S.-led coalition at the request of Iraqi sec..
BAGHDAD — An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, America..
WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq said Saturday that an initial review of recent airstrikes in Mosul, the Islamic State's last stronghold in Iraq, had confirmed ..
BAGHDAD — An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, America..
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq March 25, 2017. Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters BAGHDAD — An initial rev..
BAGHDAD — An initial review of airstrikes over the past days indicates that the U.S.-led coalition has struck fighters and equipment of the Islamic State group west of the northern..
2017-03-24
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MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi rescue workers on Friday pulled dozens of bodies from the ruins of a building in Mosul where residents allege a U.S.-led coalition strike killed 137 people a we..
BAGHDAD -- The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi cit..
The United Nations has raised grave concerns about reports of high civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul. A senior UN official in Iraq said she was stunned by accounts of ..
Munatha Jasim watched Iraqi civil defense workers in red suits scurry among the ruins of her neighbors’ homes Friday, extracting the dead and zipping them into blue body bags. The ..
The U.S. military is investigating whether it was responsible for a bombing raid in the Iraqi city of Mosul that killed scores of civilians, making it the most deadly among Iraqi r..
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military spokesman says the Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters airlifted into combat in northern Syria earlier this week have encountered only light resistan..
2017-03-23
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Iraqi American composer and musician Rahim AlHaj, center, rehearses in Dearborn, Mich., Thursday, March 23, 2017. He composed a series of pieces based on the letters of eight Iraqi..
Kate Bosworth has joined the cast of upcoming miniseries, Long Road Home, according to . The 34-year-old actress joins a all-star cast that also includes Michael Kelly, Jason Ritte..
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led ..
National Geographic has assembled an all-star cast for its forthcoming miniseries The Long Road Home. Set to star in the military drama are Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Jason Ri..
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led ..
Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder al-Abadi said on March 14, “The battle now is in the final stages. They are cornered, and if they will not surrender they will definitely get killed.” B..
2017-03-22
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As representatives from more than 60 nations gathered here to share strategies on defeating Islamic State, U.S. helicopters ferried hundreds of Syrian fighters into a battle Wednes..
Erbil, Iraq—The colonel is a quintessential Iraqi military man: shaved head, bushy black mustache, and very proud of how the Iraqi Army has rebuilt and “proved it is professional” ..
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Islamophobia in America is the fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims prevailing among Christian and Jewish Americans. (Atheists who question the very notion of religion are perhaps ..
As Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni militant group which once held territory amounting to a third of those countries is turning to sabotage to ensure its ene..
BAGHDAD –  The United Nations says around 45,000 people have fled the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in western Mosul over the past week, a 22 perce..
LONDON —  Kurdish commanders in northern Syria said this week Russia is building a military base there, and will help train its fighters. Moscow disputed the claims, but analy..
2017-03-21
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The sister of Salam Mukhaibir collapses as her brother’s body arrives at a Yazidi temple near Iraq’s Mount Sinjar. The 18-year-old was killed in clashes against peshmerga forces in..
He is one of the world’s most prominent priests, but Canon Andrew White – known as the “Vicar of Baghdad” – has reached a painstaking conclusion: Christianity is all but over in th..
—Is it possible to defeat the Islamic State in a year? President Trump has directed the Pentagon to deliver plans to achieve that goal. The answer may depend on how one defines “de..
Fresh of his American book tour for The Genius of Judaism, Bernard-Henri Lévy’s newly published paean to the creed of his forefathers, the philosopher arrived in Erbil, for the Ira..
There’s a theory that humans are wired to find the most standard features attractive because features that hew to a norm take less work for our brains to process. The more noselike..
Artist Michael Rakowitz stands beside a scale model of his sculpture 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist' at the National Gallery, after it won the competition to become one of t..
2017-03-20
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JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: There’s word that U.S. authorities will ban many electronic devices on certain incoming foreign flights. News accounts tonight say the Homel..
A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing more than 20 people and wounding many others, police and medical sources say. The blast went off in a market in the ma..
PARIS –  Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris' Orly Airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind. The ..
President Trump on Monday held his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister Monday as the American leader shapes his policy for defeating the Islamic State group. With Iraq's Prime..
A car bomb has killed at least 23 people and wounded 45 more in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, Iraqi officials said. No one has claimed responsibility for the Monday eve..
MOSUL, Iraq Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western..