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Iraq

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Top Iraq Articles

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  • Iraqi Kurds arrest alleged IS cell behind US mission attack

    Kurdish authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of an alleged Islamic State group cell that they said was responsible for the deadly bomb attack two weeks ago next to the U.S. consulate in northern Iraq. The statement said the five-member cell had...
  • UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq

    A British man went on trial in London on Tuesday accused of making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Prosecutors say Anis Abid Sardar, a 38-year-old British citizen, assembled bombs in Syria that were planted on the western...
  • Saudi Arabia thwarts Islamic State attacks on U.S. Embassy, other targets

    Saudi Arabia thwarts Islamic State attacks on U.S. Embassy, other targets
    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State group who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live. The list of targets...
  • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 'a case nobody wants to see go to trial'

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 'a case nobody wants to see go to trial'
    Every year since America's current overseas wars began 14 years ago, hundreds of Army soldiers have abandoned their units — almost 6,000 since 2001. More than 5,000 have been convicted of desertion or being absent without leave, and most were thrown...
  • GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo

    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention...
  • Car bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 20 civilians

    A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said. The deadliest attack took place Monday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad's western district...
  • Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race

    Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a Pakistani-immigrant family, fled a teenage forced marriage and campaigned to free her mother, imprisoned for murder after poisoning an...
  • SW Pennsylvania road renamed for soldier killed in Iraq

    A rural road has been renamed for a southwestern Pennsylvania soldier killed in Iraq 10 years ago. Sunday's ceremony on a farm in Confluence honored Pfc. Nils Thompson. Thompson, who was from Confluence, joined the Army shortly after high school and was...
  • Trudy Rubin: Kurdish leader Barzani on battling Islamic State

    ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan At Kurdish forward command headquarters, not far from the Syrian border, President Massoud Barzani is planning the next stage of the battle against ISIS. The headquarters, a collection of white trailers, is nestled in an isolated...
  • Iraqi army claims progress in Anbar amid Baghdad bombings

    Iraq's army announced it was making progress in the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province Sunday even as it struggled to retake territory lost over the weekend and a string of bombings rocked the capital. After driving militants out of...
  • Islamic State suicide bombers kill Iraqi soldiers at Jordanian border

    Suicide car bombings by Islamic State militants at an Iraq-Jordan border crossing left at least five Iraqi soldiers dead Saturday and crippled the movement of trucks between the two Middle East nations. Three attacks were carried out by suicide...