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  • Iranian-led Shiite militias withdraw from Tikrit fighting as US joins battle

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Shiite Muslim militias, angry that the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked for American help in ejecting Islamic State fighters from the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, began Thursday withdrawing their forces from the...
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia fighting bloody proxy wars across region

    Airstrikes on Sanaa herald Yemen's emergence as the latest theater for the proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. The two regional powers have long fought for supremacy, and their competition for power has become perhaps the most...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero

    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by...
  • U.S. engagement in Mideast conflicts may complicate Iran nuclear talks

    U.S. engagement in Mideast conflicts may complicate Iran nuclear talks
    The U.S. air assault in Iraq and American support for the Gulf Arab states’ attacks in Yemen are threatening to upend Washington's difficult relationship with Iran at an especially difficult moment. With a deal to limit Iran's controversial...
  • Lawmakers introduce bill to better aid Kurds fighting IS

    Top lawmakers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are introducing legislation to permit U.S. arms to be sent directly to the Kurds fighting against Islamic State militants in Iraq. Republican Chairman Rep. Ed Royce of California and Rep. Eliot Engel...
  • US conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit

    At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq. "These...
  • U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

    U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq
    U.S. warplanes began conducting airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday after the Iraqi government requested assistance with a stalled offensive to retake the militant-held city, officials said. "I can confirm that the government of Iraq has requested...
  • US begins bombing Islamic State in Tikrit after Iranian general leaves area

    WASHINGTON The United States launched airstrikes on Islamic State positions inside Tikrit late Wednesday in a sudden application of air power intended to give new life to a stalled Iraqi government operation to recapture the hometown of Saddam Hussein....
  • U.S. conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit

    U.S. conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit
    At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes inĀ TikritĀ on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq. "These...
  • Man admits trying to sell guns linked to Saddam Hussein

    A man has admitted that he tried to sell firearms believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family. David Philip Ryan, who's from Miami, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to transport stolen firearms. The 50-year-old faces up to five...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    US trains Iraqi security forces as battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State group goes on As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, with large-scale...