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Iraq

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  • Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

    In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell. Sadr-Aldeen, an Iraqi Kurd, has seen his business shoot up by 50 percent since last June, when...
  • Iraqi-born cleric faces custody for praising Paris attack

    An Iraqi-born cleric recently released from prison in Norway was jailed Friday for four weeks after praising the slaying of cartoonists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo paper in Paris that had lampooned Islam and other religions. Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad,...
  • Islamic State's smashing of artifacts latest act of cultural hatred

    Islamic State's smashing of artifacts latest act of cultural hatred
    When Islamic State extremists took sledgehammers to what may have been centuries-old treasures in the Iraqi city of Mosul, they were indulging in a long and ruinous tradition of intolerance that has destroyed priceless artifacts around the planet....
  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a...
  • News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group

    From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the possible identity of a British-accented militant from IS...
  • Trudy Rubin: Jeb Bush, Iraq and the truth

    As the Islamic State's barbarities make headlines, Republican presidential candidates are scrambling to outdo each other's hawkish pronouncements on foreign policy. That makes political sense. With the economy improving, polls show that voters now...
  • US defense secretary calls Afghan army 'a powerful force'

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to say whether he thinks the U.S. can scale back military training and advising this year as planned. Carter wrapped up two days in...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes on Islamic State kill 1,600 in Syria, monitor says

    BEIRUT An estimated 1,600 people have been killed since U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria began five months ago, a monitoring group said Monday. At least 1,465 Islamic State militants have died in the allied raids, along with...
  • New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting

    New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting
    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...
  • Soldier meets student who boosted his morale 9 years ago

    The rapid-fire barrage of questions from a curious third-grader put a smile on the face of Army officer Justin Putnam. It was spring 2006 and Putnam was the captain in charge of Charlie Company of the 84th Engineer Battalion. He was four months into a...
  • Attacks kills 19 people in Iraq

    Multiple bombings, including a suicide truck bomb attack on Shiite militiamen, killed 19 people on Sunday in Iraq, as police found four bodies with gunshots wounds in the capital, officials said. Police officials said the deadliest attack took place...