- Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago Updated: Jul-31-15 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON - After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.
- Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS Updated: Jul-28-15 10:41 am
BAGHDAD - In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group.
- Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure attacks Updated: Jul-25-15 6:28 pm
BAGHDAD - Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013.
- North Carolina editorial roundup Updated: Jul-22-15 3:43 pm
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- Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics Updated: Jul-21-15 1:49 pm
PITTSBURGH - Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same people who rushed the U.S. into an ill-fated war in Iraq. As he sought support for the deal from U.S. veterans, he said the deal's foes were merely popping off soundbites that accomplish nothing.
- In Arab world, worries that deal will boost Iran's power Updated: Jul-15-15 6:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal with Iran was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where concerns are widespread that the easing of its international isolation could tip the already bloody contest for power in the region toward Shiite-led Tehran.
- Saud al-Faisal, former Saudi foreign minister, dies Updated: Jul-09-15 8:09 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's Prince Saud al-Faisal, who was the world's longest-serving foreign minister with 40 years in the post until his retirement this year, has died, the ministry spokesman said Thursday. He was 75.
- An IS secret to success: Shock troops who fight to the death Updated: Jul-08-15 2:08 pm
BAGHDAD - Fanatical and disciplined, the unit of Islamic State group fighters infiltrated the Syrian border town of Kobani and unleashed mayhem, battling Kurdish forces. In the end, the militants were all killed, but not before they had accomplished their mission of spreading fear by slaughtering more than 230 civilians, nearly half of them children.