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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day...
  • GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS

    The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East. As war-...
  • Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

    Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region,...
  • Iran offers to protect Iraqi artifacts after militant attack

    Iran has offered to safeguard potentially at-risk Iraqi artifacts after a video released by the Islamic State group showed its militants using sledgehammers to smash relics in Iraq's northern city of Mosul. Mohammad Hassan Talebian, a senior official...
  • Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq's capital

    A series of attacks targeting public places and Shiite militia checkpoints in and north of Iraq's capital killed 37 people Saturday, authorities said. The first bombs exploded near the market in the town of Balad Ruz, 70 kilometers (45 miles) northeast...
  • Islamic State fighters reported to have seized 220 Christians in Syria

    Islamic State fighters reported to have seized 220 Christians in Syria
    Islamic State fighters have taken some 220 Christians captive in northeastern Syria in the last three days, activists said Thursday. The militants began abducting Assyrian Christians on Monday, when they attacked a cluster of villages near the town of...
  • Bombings, mortar fire kill 10 people in Iraq

    A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital killed 10 people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies with gunshot wounds, officials said. In the capital's southern district of Dora, mortar shells killed two people...
  • Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

    In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell. Sadr-Aldeen, an Iraqi Kurd, has seen his business shoot up by 50 percent since last June, when...
  • Iraqi-born cleric faces custody for praising Paris attack

    An Iraqi-born cleric recently released from prison in Norway was jailed Friday for four weeks after praising the slaying of cartoonists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo paper in Paris that had lampooned Islam and other religions. Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad,...
  • Islamic State's smashing of artifacts latest act of cultural hatred

    Islamic State's smashing of artifacts latest act of cultural hatred
    When Islamic State extremists took sledgehammers to what may have been centuries-old treasures in the Iraqi city of Mosul, they were indulging in a long and ruinous tradition of intolerance that has destroyed priceless artifacts around the planet....
  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a...