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Iraq

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  • Special Report: Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'

    Shi'ite militias and Iraqi security forces, engaged in an all-or-nothing struggle with radical Sunni group Islamic State, are blasting the Sunni farmlands that encircle Baghdad with heavy weapons. Military officers call their target areas in the rural...
  • U.N. Security Council renews cross-border Syria aid authorization

    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday renewed for 12 months its authorization for humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan. The unanimously adopted...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces launch offensive to recapture Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurdish forces launched a major offensive Wednesday to recapture the northern town of Sinjar from the Al Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State, part of an effort to secure the road to the Syrian border. Ethnic Kurdish military forces known as...
  • Iraq's Kurdistan says to deepen ties with Iran

    Iraqi Kurdistan plans to strengthen its relationship with Iran, the prime minister of the semi-autonomous region said on Wednesday in an acknowledgement of the deepening ties between Arbil and Tehran. Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said in a statement...
  • German cabinet approves training mission to Iraq

    The German cabinet on Wednesday agreed to send around 100 German troops to northern Iraq to train Kurdish peshmerga forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants. Islamic State has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses of Iraq and...
  • Inquiry clears British soldiers of murder and torture of Iraqis

    Allegations that British troops executed captured Iraqi prisoners and tortured or seriously abused others after a battle in 2004 were based on lies, a long-running inquiry concluded on Wednesday, exonerating the armed forces. The Al-Sweady inquiry,...
  • Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...
  • Female fighters battle for freedom and equality in Syria: TRFN

    By Benedetta Argentieri TIL KOCHER, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a...
  • Spain arrests seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

    Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested seven people in a ongoing joint swoop on suspected efforts to recruit women to go to Syria and Iraq to support Islamic State insurgents, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. Spain is among a number of...
  • Two local Iraqi officials killed execution style after kidnap

    Two Iraqi local government officials who were kidnapped last week were found dead on the outskirts of Baghdad, officials said on Tuesday, accusing Shi'ite militiamen of killing them in a sectarian power struggle that is playing out across Iraq. The mayor...
  • Sydney siege gunman was known to Australian authorities

    Man Haron Monis, the Iranian refugee identified as the gunman behind a deadly siege at a downtown Sydney cafe, was no stranger to Australian law enforcement officials or the media. Dubbed "the fake sheik," the 50-year-old self-styled Muslim cleric who...