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  • Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi

    Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi
    More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops and turning it...
  • Iraqi prime minister caught between U.S. and Iran

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi found himself caught between his government's two most important allies - the United States and Iran - during his four day-visit in Washington. Abadi's trip was intended to shore up U.S. military support for the...
  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi

    Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi
    Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for control of Ramadi on Thursday, officials said, attempting to thwart the militant group’s latest bid to overrun government-held areas of Anbar province. Ramadi, the capital of Sunni Muslim-dominated...
  • Fierce clashes in Iraq as Islamic State seizes villages near Ramadi

    The Islamic State extremist group launched an offensive Wednesday in Iraq's western Anbar province, capturing three villages near the provincial capital of Ramadi in what was the most significant threat to the city by the Sunni militants to date. The...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. AARON HERNANDEZ CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER The jury's verdict carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole for the former New...
  • Saudi ambassador to US rejects UN criticism on Yemen casualties

    WASHINGTON The Saudi envoy to the United States denied Wednesday that the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen had caused an unusually high number of civilian casualties and brushed off calls by U.N. officials and human rights...
  • Islamic State group takes 3 Iraqi villages, presses into Ramadi after Tikrit loss

    IRBIL, Iraq Two weeks after a critical victory at Tikrit, where a combination of U.S. airstrikes, government troops and Shiite Muslim militias overwhelmed an Islamic State force that had held the city for nearly a year, the Iraqi government faced a new...
  • Officials say bombs kill 11 people around Iraq's capital

    Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places and pro-government Sunni fighters have killed 11 people around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials say the deadliest attack took place Wednesday night when a bomb exploded inside a cafe in...
  • Iraqi leader: Campaign focusing next on Anbar, Beiji

    Iraqi forces supported by U.S. airpower will follow their victory in Tikrit with campaigns aimed at defeating the Islamic State group in the oil town of Beiji and the western province of Anbar, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Wednesday. In an...
  • In midst of fighting in Iraq and Syria, Baltimore aid groups provide humanitarian relief

    In midst of fighting in Iraq and Syria, Baltimore aid groups provide humanitarian relief
    The small concrete buildings that huddle in half-built villages across Kurdistan aren't much. Single-story, with no doors or windows to cover the holes in the walls. But for religious minorities fleeing Islamic State fighters, the buildings were better...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on opting out of standardized testing in schools. April 8 Here's a question you definitely won't see on the Common Core assessment tests that will be administered beginning April 14. Which group is this hullabaloo...