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  • Lawmaker: Islamic State kills some 25 captive Iraqi Yazidis

    Islamic State group militants shot to death at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, a Yazidi lawmaker said Saturday, the latest mass killing carried out by the extremists targeting the sect. The killings took place at a prison camp...
  • Islamic State captures much of Iraqi oil refinery

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State fighters have taken control of half Iraq's largest oil refinery and have cut supply lines to the 150 or so government troops who are holding out inside, witnesses reported Saturday. The surprise Islamic State advance came...
  • Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bombings kill 30

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Iraq, pledging to continue Canada's support for the battle against the Islamic State group as bombings across the country killed at least 30 people. The Canadian government has...
  • U.S. invasion of Kuwait limited in scope

    This is in regard to Nancy Tate's Your View, "U.S. relations with Cuba, Iran hopeful for peace." I am more and more convinced that the U.S. cannot solve the many threatening issues around the globe with military force. So I don't have a philosophical...
  • In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by locals

    Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq's Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely refuse to take such jobs. While the mall job is a rite of passage for...
  • Extremists worry the Balkans, Europe's Muslim heartland

    GORNJA MAOCA, Bosnia-Herzegovina One day in early February, the black flag of the Islamic State appeared on the roof of a dilapidated home in Gornja Maoca, an isolated hamlet in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina. The flag was gone when the police arrived,...
  • Baghdad officials blame Sunni displaced for wave of bombings

    Iraq's Sunnis fleeing the fighting in western Anbar province have provided a cover for Islamic State militants to carry out a wave of bombings that struck Baghdad, political and security officials in the Iraqi capital claimed on Friday — an...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • Iraqi officials say Shiite militias can deploy in Sunni Anbar province

    IRBIL, Iraq The Iraqi government has agreed to a limited and as yet undefined deployment of Shiite Muslim militias in the primarily Sunni Muslim province of Anbar in a last-ditch effort to stabilize an area that's been primarily under the control of the...
  • Car bombs kill 21 people in Iraq; EU warns of donor fatigue

    The head of the European Union's humanitarian aid department warned on Thursday that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating rapidly while the world is preoccupied with crises elsewhere. Shortly after Jean-Louis de Brouwer sounded the stark warning, a...
  • Vietnam lesson endures, 40 years later

     Vietnam lesson endures, 40 years later
    Another Vietnam. Those two words have become a cautionary mantra over the 40 years since the fall of Saigon indelibly etched images of U.S. foreign policy failure in memories and history books. The post-Sept. 11 invasion of Afghanistan and the...