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  • UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II

    The World Food Program is confronting its worst challenge since World War II in trying to tackle five top-level humanitarian crises at the same time, the head of the U.N. agency said Friday. Ertharin Cousin said in an interview with The Associated...
  • Feasibility of U.S. plan to retake Mosul from Islamic State uncertain

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plan for a major ground assault to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State is bold, ambitious — and perplexing. The Obama administration has set a goal of helping Iraq regain control of its...
  • Some signs of tension emerge among Islamic State militants

    As the Islamic State group tries to expand and take root across the Middle East, it is struggling in Syria — part of its heartland — where it has stalled or even lost ground while fighting multiple enemies on several fronts. Signs of...
  • Attacks kill 10 people in and around Baghdad

    Iraqi officials say attacks targeting public places and security forces have killed 10 people around Baghdad. Police officials say a bomb went off Thursday night near a cafe just south of the capital, killing three people and wounding 11 others....
  • Jeb Bush: US must 'tighten the noose' in fight against IS

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday there can be no diplomacy with Islamic State militants, but only a U.S.-led coalition of Middle Eastern countries committed to "tightening the noose and taking them out." In a wide-ranging speech outlining...
  • Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group

    Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds...
  • Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

    In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists...
  • US said to plan Mosul offensive with 20,000 Iraqi troops

    WASHINGTON The U.S. and Iraq are planning a spring offensive to retake the city of Mosul that will require 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi troops to defeat 1,000 to 2,000 Islamic State fighters, according to an official from U.S. Central Command. The main...
  • Pentagon discloses plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State

    Pentagon discloses plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State
    In an unusual move, Pentagon officials disclosed details Thursday of military planning aimed at recapturing Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from Islamic State forces before the summer. A senior official with U.S. Central Command, who briefed...
  • Obama's reluctance to say 'Islamic terrorism'

    Obama's reluctance to say 'Islamic terrorism'
    To the editor: President Obama, despite facing criticism, has been adamant in making a distinction between Islam and extremism. His words have brought much comfort to Muslims like me in the United States, living in the shadow of Islamophobia. ("...
  • Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official

    Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official
    The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Laying out...