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On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...

Judge to hear bid to extradite driving school owner to Iraq

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PHOENIX — An Arizona judge will hold a hearing Thursday over whether to sign off on a request by the Iraqi government to extradite...

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...

Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

The cost of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars

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The nearly 20-year American combat mission in Afghanistan was the United States' longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received...

Lithuania builds border fence to stem migration from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania began Friday to erect a fence along its border with Belarus to deter third country migrants from entering, a week...

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

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BAGHDAD — The leader of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia has vowed to retaliate against America for the deaths of four of his men in...

EU vows to help Lithuania amid flow of migrants from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — The European Union promised Tuesday to help bloc member Lithuania handle an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa,...

Russia rejects renewing aid from Iraq to Syria’s northeast

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UNITED NATIONS — Russia’s U.N. ambassador on Wednesday called a proposal to reopen a border crossing from Iraq to Syria’s northeast for delivering humanitarian...

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

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WASHINGTON — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he...