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  • Islamic State attacks Iraq provincial capital: officials

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said, in an apparently coordinated effort to seize full control of the city. Gunmen fired from rooftops at...
  • Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul: sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday. Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, whom the sources described as the radical militant group'...
  • Islamic State reportedly buying silver, gold as it prepares to issue currency

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State is accumulating gold, silver and copper in markets throughout northern and western Iraq, dealers report, in an apparent effort to stockpile enough precious metal to follow through on a pledge to mint its own currency. On...
  • U.S. to send new troops to Iraq even before Congress OKs funds

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the 1,500 new U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State militants will deploy to the country in the next few weeks without waiting for Congress to fund the mission, the...
  • A look at who loses as oil prices keep plunging

    WASHINGTON The rapid plunge in oil and gasoline prices means huge savings for American consumers, but the steep downward swing may ultimately prove dangerously disruptive to energy-producing countries and companies. If prices remain low for a...
  • Turkey to share intelligence on jihadists with Iraq as relations warm

    BAGHDAD Turkey is ready to share intelligence on Islamic State militants with Iraq, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday amid rapidly warming relations between the two countries. Davutoglu met his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi,...
  • Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul, sources say

    Senior Islamic State figure killed in Mosul, sources say
    An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said on Thursday. Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, whom the sources described as the radical militant group's leader in Mosul,...
  • Congress must debate the wisdom, or folly, of using force against the Islamic State

    When President Obama declared in September that the United States would be part of an international effort to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State, he said vaguely that he welcomed congressional support but insisted that he already...
  • Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital

    Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital
    A suicide car bombing stunned the normally secure northern Iraqi city of Irbil, capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region, while Kurdish and Iraqi government forces mounted a new offensive against Islamic State militants. The explosion, which...
  • The $5 billion the Pentagon doesn't need

    On Nov. 10 the White House forwarded a request to Congress for an additional $5.6 billion to fight the war against the Islamic State. This is pocket change by Pentagon standards. The president's new war funding request equals only about 1 percent of the...
  • James Traub: Bashar Assad and the devil's bargain

    James Traub: Bashar Assad and the devil's bargain
    The Obama administration has at least a hypothetical way forward in Iraq, but not in Syria, which it is currently treating as the rear sanctuary for Islamic State forces besieging Iraq. By the time its long-term plan to train insurgents to fight both IS...