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  • Killing of Iraqi man in Dallas sparks concern over possible hate crime

    Killing of Iraqi man in Dallas sparks concern over possible hate crime
    Dallas police have determined that a rifle round was used to kill an Iraqi man while he was photographing a rare snowfall in the city with his wife, but it remains unclear if he was targeted because of his race or religion, authorities said Friday....
  • Under military pressure, 2 extremist groups announce pact

    It sounds chilling: two of the world's most powerful extremist movements, one in the Middle East and the other in Africa, team up to spread their harsh brand of Islamic rule. The quick acceptance by the so-called Islamic State of Boko Haram's pledge of...
  • IS group tightens its grip on Mosul residents

    Freedom from the Islamic State group comes at a steep price, as one newly wedded couple recently discovered. Eager to live a normal life, away from the harsh dominion of the militants' self-styled caliphate, the young pair is searching for ways to...
  • Iraq militia leader hails Iran's 'unconditional' support

    The U.S. has failed to live up to its promises to help Iraq fight Islamic State extremists, unlike the "unconditional" assistance being given by Iran, the commander of Iraq's powerful Shiite militias alleged Friday. In a battlefield interview near...
  • Iraqi Kurds say Islamic State used chlorine gas

    CAIRO Iraq's Kurdish authorities Saturday claimed to have evidence that Islamic State militants used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon. The Security Council of the autonomous Kurdistan region said in a statement on its Twitter account that samples...
  • Cotton, Republicans struggle to balance threat with defense cuts

    WASHINGTON Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas says the U.S. should go on the offense against terrorists around the world. He also voted to retain deep cuts in defense spending set for later this year. For many Republicans like Cotton, reconciling those...
  • US soldier slightly wounded by gunfire at Iraq training base

    The Pentagon says a U.S. soldier was wounded slightly when fired upon by an unknown person outside a base in central Iraq where U.S. troops are training Iraqi soldiers. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, said this marked the first time an...
  • Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge

    Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge
    Islamic State has accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, announcing the expansion of the Syrian-based organization into sub-Saharan Africa. In a move seen as a propaganda boost to Islamic State, Boko Haram leader...
  • On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

    Iraqi troops clashed along two fronts with Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Thursday as rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein's hometown a day after soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen swept into this Sunni city north of Baghdad....
  • Major piece of Obama anti-IS strategy is stalled

    U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for political reconciliation in Iraq, a key tenet of the Obama administration's strategy to dislodge the Islamic State group and stabilize the country. Senior...
  • In coalition of many, US air power does the heavy lifting

    American refueling planes rumble into the air from this desert air base around the clock to top up coalition aircraft bombing Islamic State militants, whether they're Arab fighters flying out of regional bases or French warplanes catapulted off an...