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Iraq

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  • An ungrateful nation

    An ungrateful nation
    I have a sticker on the tailgate of my pickup; it has the smiling face of a Marine and a date, 10/19/05 — the last day of the Marine's 21 years. The image of the young man — Norman Anderson III — had begun to fade. I recently asked...
  • Pope's Christmas address condemns Islamic State 'brutal persecution'

    Pope Francis condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents in his Christmas message on Thursday and urged people not to be indifferent to the suffering of so many around the world. Tens of thousands of people turned out on...
  • In Iraq, displaced Christians gather for a somber Christmas

    The children awoke the day before Christmas behind blast walls and armed guards, in a dingy Syrian Catholic schoolhouse strung with clotheslines. Their families have been cooking on hot plates and sleeping on pallets there in recent months, forced from...
  • Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' if Islamic State harms pilot

    The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive. Jordan's lower house of parliament threatened "grave consequences" if the extremists harm Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh,...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'

    Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'
    The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim. So far, there has been silence from the extremists about the fate of...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Sydney siege gunman was known to Australian authorities

    Man Haron Monis, the Iranian refugee identified as the gunman behind a deadly siege at a downtown Sydney cafe, was no stranger to Australian law enforcement officials or the media. Dubbed "the fake sheik," the 50-year-old self-styled Muslim cleric who...
  • Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces launch offensive to recapture Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurdish forces launched a major offensive Wednesday to recapture the northern town of Sinjar from the Al Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State, part of an effort to secure the road to the Syrian border. Ethnic Kurdish military forces known as...
  • Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'

    Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'
    Shi'ite militias and Iraqi security forces, engaged in an all-or-nothing struggle with radical Sunni group Islamic State, are blasting the Sunni farmlands that encircle Baghdad with heavy weapons. Military officers call their target areas in the rural...
  • U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report

    U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report
    U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders, the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. In an interview with the newspaper, U.S. General Martin...