- Putin and Russian political elite bid farewell to Primakov Updated: Jun-29-15 8:32 am
MOSCOW - Russia's president and political elite joined thousands of mourners on Monday in bidding farewell to Yevgeny Primakov, a former prime minister who also served as Russia's top diplomat and foreign intelligence chief during a long and distinguished career.
- Former Russian PM Yevgeny Primakov dies at 85 Updated: Jun-26-15 8:13 am
MOSCOW - Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, whose career included desperate but unsuccessful diplomatic efforts to avert wars in Iraq and NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia, has died. He was 85.
- Iraqi pilot flew military plane that crashed in Arizona Updated: Jun-26-15 1:52 am
DOUGLAS, Arizona - An Iraqi pilot who has been training in the United States for four years crashed in southern Arizona while flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, a spokesman for the Iraqi defense minister said Thursday.
- Australian leader makes no promises on IS man's children Updated: Jun-23-15 11:43 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister said Wednesday he felt for the five children of an Australian convicted terrorist in the Islamic State movement who became notorious last year for posing for photographs while clutching the severed heads of Syrian victims.
- Australia attempts to verify terrorist's death in Iraq Updated: Jun-23-15 12:37 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Reports that an Australian terrorist, notorious for holding up the severed heads of Syrian victims, has been killed fighting in Iraq have raised the potential for his young family to be repatriated from the Middle East, Australia's foreign minister said on Tuesday.
- Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm
HABANIYAH, Iraq - Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many believed left them to die at the hands of the extremists.
- Ex-Army contractor gets prison for military theft in Iraq Updated: Jun-19-15 11:10 am
WACO, Texas - A former Army contractor in Iraq who helped to steal and sell more than $2.6 million in U.S. military property must serve nearly four years in prison.
- Dutch govt extends military missions in Iraq, Mali by a year Updated: Jun-19-15 10:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch government is extending by a year its contribution to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and to a United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali.
- Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits Updated: Jun-17-15 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's strategy to address threats in the Mideast.
- Dempsey doubts need for deep US role in Iraq, urges patience Updated: Jun-15-15 3:17 am
LONDON - In the homestretch of a 41-year U.S. Army career shaped by war and the scars of war, Gen. Martin Dempsey sounds unconvinced that Iraq has found its path to lasting victory over the Islamic State group.
- Iraq militias say they don't need US help in Anbar operation Updated: Jun-12-15 2:53 pm
KESSARRAT, Iraq - Ali Ahsan paced back and forth carrying a rifle more than half his height in the searing heat as his militia convoy made a pit stop in the Anbar desert to rest and pray.
- General: New US hub in Iraq could be model Updated: Jun-11-15 7:43 pm
NAPLES, Italy - The Pentagon's top general said Thursday the U.S. military's reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campaign gains momentum, and he held out the possibility of eventually recommending to President Barack Obama that U.S. troops take on the riskier role of calling in airstrikes.
- Iraq still in disarray 1 year after Islamic State took Mosul Updated: Jun-10-15 1:09 pm
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group gave only three options for the soldiers and police officers guarding Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, when they neared it a year ago: Repent, run or die.
- Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqis Updated: Jun-08-15 5:41 pm
ELMAU, Germany - Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. He urged Iraq's government to allow more of the nation's Sunnis to join the campaign against the violent militants.
- Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria Updated: Jun-08-15 12:32 pm
BORDER GUARD FORCES COMMAND, Jordan - Jordan's military on Monday unveiled a new phase of a border surveillance system that U.S. officials say provides an effective defense against infiltration attempts, including by Islamic State militants.
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- Britain to send 125 more troops to Iraq in fight against IS Updated: Jun-07-15 12:59 pm
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will send 125 more troops to Iraq to train local forces fighting the Islamic State group.
- Tariq Aziz, top aide to Saddam Hussein, dies in hospital Updated: Jun-05-15 1:29 pm
BAGHDAD - Tariq Aziz, the debonair Iraqi diplomat who made his name by staunchly defending Saddam Hussein to the world during three wars and was later sentenced to death as part of the regime that killed hundreds of thousands of its own people, has died in a hospital in southern Iraq, officials said. He was 79.
- US-led coalition doubles down on IS group strategy Updated: Jun-02-15 4:14 pm
PARIS - The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, insisting on staying the course it set last year despite the radical group's recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.