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  • 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,...
  • News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group

    From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the possible identity of a British-accented militant from IS...
  • Trudy Rubin: Jeb Bush, Iraq and the truth

    As the Islamic State's barbarities make headlines, Republican presidential candidates are scrambling to outdo each other's hawkish pronouncements on foreign policy. That makes political sense. With the economy improving, polls show that voters now...
  • Gunmen seize 30 Hazara men in Afghanistan, officials say

    Masked gunmen abducted 30 members of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority who were traveling along a dangerous highway from the south, local authorities said Tuesday. The bus was traveling from the southern city of Kandahar to Kabul, the capital,...
  • New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

    New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday. Key told lawmakers the country would deploy up to 143 military personnel, who...
  • New defense chief re-examines the strategies behind Obama's wars

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his first overseas trip as the Pentagon's new chief to re-examine the strategies and tactics behind President Barack Obama's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Staking out independent...
  • US defense secretary calls Afghan army 'a powerful force'

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to say whether he thinks the U.S. can scale back military training and advising this year as planned. Carter wrapped up two days in...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes on Islamic State kill 1,600 in Syria, monitor says

    BEIRUT An estimated 1,600 people have been killed since U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria began five months ago, a monitoring group said Monday. At least 1,465 Islamic State militants have died in the allied raids, along with...
  • New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting

    New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting
    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...
  • Soldier meets student who boosted his morale 9 years ago

    The rapid-fire barrage of questions from a curious third-grader put a smile on the face of Army officer Justin Putnam. It was spring 2006 and Putnam was the captain in charge of Charlie Company of the 84th Engineer Battalion. He was four months into a...