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  • U.N.: More than 3 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State, fighting

    U.N.: More than 3 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State, fighting
    The number of people displaced within Iraq due to violence and fighting by the Islamic State group has exceeded 3 million, the United Nations said Tuesday, a grim milestone for the war-battered country. The International Organization for Migration, or...
  • Kurdish gains over militants at Syrian border spur warnings from Turkey

    Through a haze of dust obscuring the frontier, the flags of victorious Kurdish fighters and their allies fly over the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, newly wrested from Islamic State militants. But amid the rejoicing that erupted in the Kurdish...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Gov. Haley's call to take down flag follows 15 years of GOP refusal to revisit the issue For 15 years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off the dome was a bipartisan...
  • Australia attempts to verify terrorist's death in Iraq

    Reports that an Australian terrorist, notorious for holding up the severed heads of Syrian victims, has been killed fighting in Iraq have raised the potential for his young family to be repatriated from the Middle East, Australia's foreign minister said...
  • Officials: Man planned killings in US for Islamic State

    A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody after telling an undercover FBI employee that he wanted to support the Islamic State group by killing as many as 1,000 people in the United States, authorities said Monday. Justin Nojan Sullivan from the town...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    Across the Middle East last week, Muslims marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. In Syria, forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebels fought in the Druze village of Khader, across from...
  • Attacks in Baghdad, elsewhere in Iraq kill at least 8 people

    Iraqi officials say attacks in Baghdad and elsewhere in the country have killed at least eight people. A police officer says gunmen in two SUVs opened fire, killing two policemen and a civilian who were traveling in a civilian car in Baghdad's eastern...
  • Key U.S. commander leaves Middle East after reprimand for misconduct

    Key U.S. commander leaves Middle East after reprimand for misconduct
    A key Army commander in the U.S. war against the Islamic State has been reprimanded by the Pentagon for steering a defense contract to a firm run by two of his former classmates at West Point, becoming the latest high-ranking officer to land in trouble...
  • Bombings kill at least 5 people near Iraqi capital, Baghdad

    Officials in Iraq say separate bombings have killed at least five people outside of Baghdad. A police officer says a bomb went off Sunday in an outdoor market in the town of Mahmudiyah, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Baghdad, killing three...
  • US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears

    Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran...
  • Cigarette smuggler skirts deadly edge of IS smoking ban

    It was a heart-racing moment. The cigarette smuggler was stuck in line at a checkpoint as, up ahead, Islamic State militants were searching cars. He was running a big risk: The militants have banned smoking and lighting up is punishable with a fine or...