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  • 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...
  • Jihadists coming home to Jordan lift security risk for US ally

    MAAN, Jordan Young Jordanians once listened to Sheik Mohammed al-Shalabi as he encouraged them to go fight in Syria. Now he hopes the government will heed him too. Families of the jihadists send the Salafist leader, known as Abu Sayyaf, WhatsApp...
  • Islamic State video appears to show beheading, shooting of Christians

    Islamic State video appears to show beheading, shooting of Christians
    Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond...
  • Trudy Rubin: The keys to winning the war on the Islamic State

    I'm heading to Iraq this week and then to Jordan for a closer look at the progress (or regress) of the war on ISIS. I'll be visiting Iraqi Kurdistan, in the north of the country, where Kurdish peshmerga fighters are training to lead an eventual effort to...
  • Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of Christians in Libya

    Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of Christians in Libya
    In a gruesome replay of beheadings of captive Christians, an Islamic State video disseminated on social media Sunday purportedly shows the point-blank shootings and decapitations of two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. It depicts the killings...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In the Middle East this week, Iraq's embattled Yazidi people marked their New Year in a candlelit ceremony despite being on the front lines of the war against the Islamic State group. The extremists view the Yazidis, an ancient sect of northern Iraq,...
  • GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

    Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some...
  • Iraqis flee Anbar province as fighting with Islamic State rages

    Iraqis flee Anbar province as fighting with Islamic State rages
    More than 90,000 people are fleeing fighting in Iraq’s Anbar province, the United Nations said Sunday, as the Iraqi government and aid groups struggled to assist the legions of newly displaced. “Our top priority is delivering life-saving...
  • Oil refinery secured, but Iraq fighting still rages at Ramadi

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi security forces, backed by heavy air support from the American-led coalition, have secured Iraq's largest oil refinery from an Islamic State offensive. But they continued to struggle to fend of Islamic State fighters trying to capture...
  • Officials say attacks around Iraq's capital kill 14 people

    Authorities in Iraq say bombings and mortar fire targeting public places have killed 14 people around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials say the deadliest attack happened Sunday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in downtown...
  • 90,000 displaced by fighting in Iraqi province, UN says

    BAGHDAD ��More than 90,000 people have been displaced by fighting between Iraqi government forces and Islamic State militants in the western province of Anbar, the United Nations said Sunday. Humanitarian agencies are rushing to assist...