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  • Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

    Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated...
  • 'American Sniper' goes above and beyond war-hero tradition

    Biopics about American war heroes are a Hollywood tradition going all the way back to Gary Cooper starring as the legendary World War I sharpshooter "Sergeant York" and World War II's highly decorated Audie Murphy playing himself in "To Hell and Back."...
  • Kurdish fighters in Iraq make headway in battle against Islamic State

    Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have gained ground against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, potentially clearing an escape route for persecuted minorities remaining on and near Mt. Sinjar. The offensive, begun this week, paired the...
  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • In Iraq, ex-interpreter makes his mark as tattoo artist

     In Iraq, ex-interpreter makes his mark as tattoo artist
    The short, chubby Iraqi interpreter watched as the massively biceped American soldiers he worked for shot hoops during their breaks from guarding the Baghdad airport. It was 2006, and although Mohammed Akram Taher, 17, shared the troops' love of...
  • Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy

     Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy
    Even though much of the capital is out of town for a Shiite religious holiday in the city of Karbala, the gleaming food court at Mansour Mall is packed. Indoor shopping malls are a staple in neighboring Persian Gulf countries but still rare in war-...
  • Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar

    Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar
    Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Sunday entered the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, which has been held by Islamic State militants for months. The campaign to retake the mountain town is the latest effort to regain ground lost...
  • Silencing the satirists

    Silencing the satirists
    The attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris today aimed not just to silence a particularly noisy and outspoken critic of Islamic extremism but to intimidate people everywhere who value the right to freely express their...
  • At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East

    At least 60 journalists around the world were killed on the job in 2014, including an unusually high proportion of international correspondents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report Tuesday. The last three years have been the...
  • German journalist describes life inside Islamic State

    German journalist describes life inside Islamic State
    A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans. “The guy from New Jersey. This surprised me," Jurgen...
  • Islamic State fighters capture pilot of Jordanian plane in Syria

    A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed Wednesday in an area of northeastern Syria under the control of Islamic State militants, who quickly captured the pilot, according to statements from both sides. Jordan is part of a U.S.-led coalition that has been...