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  • Trudy Rubin: Global glimmers of hope

    2014 was such a grim year for foreign policy that I'd like to write a column predicting things will get better next year. In truth, there's scant reason to hope that the Islamic State will soon be destroyed, Vladimir Putin will see the light, or Kim Jong...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces begin new ground offensive against Islamic State group outside of Mosul

    Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Iraqi forces said they launched a large-scale offensive Wednesday to push Islamic State group extremists from an area outside the militant-held northern city of Mosul. The targeted area covers about 120 square...
  • Syrian rebels say US ignored early plan to stop Islamic State

    ISTANBUL Two months before Mosul and other cities in northern Iraq fell to the Islamic State last June, representatives of a Syrian rebel group called on the new U.S. special envoy for Syria with an outline of a plan to stop the extremists. The group...
  • Islamic State leads the scourge of militant Islam

    Year after year, the acts of Islamic militants grow more terrifying. Witness the 2012 point-blank shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the random slayings a year later of 60-plus shoppers at an upscale mall in Kenya. The year 2014 was...
  • After winning key victory, Iraqi general warns of military's woes in fight with militants

    Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi had 225 fighters, a single Abrams tank, a pair of mortars, two artillery pieces and about 40 armored Humvees when he set out to retake a strategic city in northern Iraq captured by Islamic State militants over the summer. It...
  • Iraq violence killed more than 12,000 civilians in 2014, the U.N. says

    Iraq violence killed more than 12,000 civilians in 2014, the U.N. says
    Violence in Iraq killed at least 12,282 civilians last year, the deadliest since the sectarian strife of 2007, United Nations officials said. “Yet again, the Iraqi ordinary citizen continues to suffer from violence and terrorism.... This is a very...
  • Iraq's holy city of Karbala becomes a haven from sectarian fighting

    Iraq's holy city of Karbala becomes a haven from sectarian fighting
    When millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims descended last month on the shrine with twin gold domes in this holy city, many Iraqis expected sectarian fighting to erupt. Instead, the largely peaceful gathering of more than 17 million Shiites provided a place...
  • New Islamic State video has hostage giving tour of Iraqi city

    New Islamic State video has hostage giving tour of Iraqi city
    A new video released Saturday shows a British photojournalist held captive by Islamic State giving a stylized media tour of the embattled northern Iraqi city of Mosul -- visiting a market, a hospital and even climbing on a police motorcycle to refute...
  • U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week

    U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week
    U.S.-led warplanes launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria this week, officials said Friday. The three-day attack by jets and drones was focused on militants in Syria’s second-largest city, Aleppo; the embattled...
  • Iraqi military helicopter shot down by Islamic State near Samarra

    An Iraqi military helicopter has been shot down by Islamic State militants near the Sunni-dominated city of Samarra, killing the two pilots. The Sunni extremists also were reported on the verge of taking a western Iraq town from poorly equipped government...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...