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  • AP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS

    Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq's military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S.-led coalition has remained on the sidelines. The campaign for Tikrit is a...
  • Ishaan Tharoor: Sorry, Mr. Netanyahu, Iran is not the Islamic State

    So it finally happened. After weeks of acrimony and politicking, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his speech before Congress. Netanyahu spoke Tuesday along the script most anticipated, inveighing against the existential threat that...
  • Dempsey says Iranian hand in Iraq could turn out well

    Iran's direct support for an Iraqi push to dislodge the Islamic State group from the northern city of Tikrit could turn out to be "a positive thing" if it does not inflame sectarian tensions, the top U.S. general said Tuesday. The statement by Gen....
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Officials: Justice Dept. finds patterns of racial bias in Ferguson police, court and jail A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating...
  • Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State

    Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State
    Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pushed north Monday toward Tikrit, Iraq, marking a major offensive to wrest control of the strategic and heavily symbolic city from the militant group Islamic State. The attack,...
  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from...
  • Australia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces

    Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday. The deployment of 300 Australian troops to the Taji military base north of Baghdad is...
  • Turkey delivers military aid to Iraq

    Turkey's state-run news agency says two Turkish cargo planes have delivered military aid to Iraq. The Anadolu Agency says two C-130 military cargo planes landed at an air base near Baghdad on Tuesday. It did not give any detail on the supplies. The...
  • As airstrikes damage Islamic State, it seeks 'money, money, money'

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State might be the best-funded radical Islamist group, perhaps in history, but the coalition air campaign that's targeting its oil-refining operations and military assets has begun to damage its ability to earn. And by denying the...
  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who...
  • Iraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul

    The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning...