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  • After Tikrit victory, Iraq's new challenge: Win over Sunnis

    Iraq won the battle to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, backed by a coalition of the unlikely in Iranian advisers, Shiite militias, and U.S.-led airstrikes, but the country now faces what could be its most important battle:...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In the Middle East this week, a coalition of Iraqi security forces, Shiite militias and Iranian advisers backed by U.S.-led airstrikes dislodged the Islamic State group from the Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. Iraqi authorities called the rout of...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son, underscoring threat from within One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring...
  • Video: Islamic State group shot, hammered away Iraq's Hatra

    Islamic State extremists at Iraq's ancient city of Hatra destroyed the archaeological site by smashing sledgehammers into its walls and shooting Kalashnikov assault rifles at priceless statues, a new militant video purportedly from the group shows....
  • Iraq's Tikrit, free of the Islamic State, is a city in ruins

    In Iraq's Tikrit, liberation from the Islamic State group comes at a heavy price, both in loss of life and in the sheer devastation the militants leave in their wake. Much of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown and once a bustling city north of Baghdad,...
  • Iraq's Rambo is the scourge of Islamic State militants

    Iraq's Rambo is the scourge of Islamic State militants
    The men push forward, smartphones flying back and forth as they enlist whoever is closest to take their photo with the swarthy figure at the front of the crowd. When it's the next man's turn, he approaches with reverence, planting a kiss on the cheek or...
  • Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner

    Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner
    When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote...
  • In Iraq, a historic Christian library saved from militants

    As Islamic State group militants advanced toward this monastery perched on a mountain in northern Iraq, the monks rushed to protect a cherished piece of their heritage: Their library of centuries-old Christian manuscripts. Dozens of the handwritten...
  • After Afghanistan trip, Tillis worried about withdrawal

    The U.S. military must remain in Afghanistan beyond President Barack Obama's projected troop withdrawal in early 2017 to discourage prospects for the Islamic State militants to get a toehold here, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis said Friday following a...
  • Iraqi premier orders prosecution for looters in Tikrit

    Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi says the military will begin arresting and prosecuting anyone who loots abandoned properties in the newly-recaptured city of Tikrit. Saddam Hussein's hometown was recaptured by Iraqi forces Wednesday, ending a...
  • US officer: US helping Saudis monitor Yemen border

    The U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia defend its border with Yemen by providing intelligence from aerial surveillance while Saudi warplanes bomb rebels who have thrown Yemen into chaos, a senior U.S. military officer said Thursday. The U.S. intelligence is...