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  • Iraq expects new US-made F-16s in July to boost IS fight

    Iraq will at long last be getting the first batch of F-16 fighter jets it ordered four years ago, its air force commander said Thursday, a shipment that is expected to boost Iraq's capabilities in battling the extremist Islamic State group. Lt. Gen....
  • Iraqi tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS group

    When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer, the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. But less than a year later, the tribe is bitterly split between those who...
  • Bombings in Iraqi capital kill 10

    Two bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, Iraqi officials said. Police officials said a car bomb went off at noon Wednesday near a car repair shop in an eastern district, killing seven people and wounding 16 others. The blast...
  • Flee or return: Ramadi residents face a tough choice

    In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city, fleeing the brutal clashes between the extremists and Iraqi security forces. With the announcement late Monday that...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Smuggler's faulty maneuver turned would-be rescue into worst Mediterranean shipwreck in memory Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out....
  • Fallouja illustrates Iraq's challenge in retaking cities from Islamic State

    Fallouja illustrates Iraq's challenge in retaking cities from Islamic State
    At the Nuaimiyah military base on the edge of long-troubled Fallouja, Iraqi soldiers often sleep outdoors, gambling that they will be better protected by sandbags than by flimsy, flammable huts as they endure a nightly cascade of mortar shells and fiery...
  • Taking on Islamic State, with or without Congress

     Taking on Islamic State, with or without Congress
    When he greeted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi at the White House last week, President Obama said that the Iraqis and their allies, including the United States, had made "serious progress" in pushing Islamic State out of Iraqi territory. That's true,...
  • Witness The Shifting State Of The Middle East

    Witness The Shifting State Of The Middle East
    The state as we know it is vanishing in the Middle East. Strife in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, foreign intrusion from states within the region and outside it, and dreadful rule by self-serving elites have all contributed to the destruction of societies,...
  • Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State

    Iraqi security forces have recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the western city of Ramadi in the volatile Anbar province, security officials said Tuesday. Police Maj. Omar al-Alawani said government forces regained...
  • Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.

    Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.
    Just weeks into the reign of Saudi Arabia's new ruler, King Salman, wars were raging across two of the kingdom's borders. To the north, Sunni Muslim extremists were threatening the stability of Iraq, which sought help from another of its neighbors,...
  • Video of Islamic State capabilities impresses military experts

    IRBIL, Iraq The video opens with high-definition footage shot from a drone flying over an oil refinery in central Iraq, but this video isn't from a multimillion-dollar American drone. It's from a drone operated by the Islamic State that likely cost a...