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  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • Woman detained in Lebanon was not Islamic State leader's wife: Iraq

    Woman detained in Lebanon was not Islamic State leader's wife: Iraq
    Iraq's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the sister of a man convicted of bombings in southern Iraq. Security officials in Lebanon had said on...
  • Kurdish region, Iraq's government reach deal on long-standing oil sales dispute

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's central government and the country's semi-autonomous Kurdish region reached a deal on oil sales Tuesday that officials in Baghdad are hailing as a major victory for the new administration of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The deal...
  • Iraq, Kurds agree on oil deal, uniting to fight Islamic State

    Iraq, Kurds agree on oil deal, uniting to fight Islamic State
    Iraq's central government and leaders of the nation's semiautonomous Kurdish region unveiled an oil and budget deal Tuesday aimed at resolving a months-long dispute and presenting a united front against Islamic State militants. The accord provides an...
  • Coalition success seen in Islamic State's cutoff of cellphone service in Mosul

    IRBIL, Iraq A covert campaign of spying by residents and Iraqi intelligence agents hunting for top leaders of the Islamic State has forced the group to suspend cellphone service in areas it controls a move Kurdish and Iraqi officials say will do little to...
  • In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive

     In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive
    From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
  • Islamic State seen as interloper by larger militant groups

    Since declaring a caliphate, Islamic State has garnered support from more than a dozen Islamist militant groups in the Middle East and Asia, but the dearth of endorsements by many of the largest and most recognizable groups serves to underscore the limits...
  • Iraqi leader fires 24 senior officials, finds 50,000 'ghost' troops

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi dismissed 24 senior Interior Ministry officials Monday in an effort to "reform and rebuild" security institutions in the embattled country, the government leader announced via Twitter. The dismissals, which Abadi...
  • Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a move seen as likely to put pressure on the Islamist chief. The woman was...
  • Islamic State kills 16 Iraqi soldiers on Syria border, officials say

    Islamic State kills 16 Iraqi soldiers on Syria border, officials say
    Islamic State fighters killed 16 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a western border crossing with Syria on Monday, the head of the local provincial council Faleh al-Issawi said. Islamic State fighters killed 16 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a western...
  • Obama asserts 'no boots on the ground,' but others dissent

    President Barack Obama's firm determination that no more American combat forces will be introduced in the Middle East battlefield may well thwart his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....