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  • Pentagon: Islamic State loses ground in Iraq, gains in Syria

    While Islamic State militants have lost control of up to 6,500 square miles in Iraq, they have gained a bit of ground in Syria since last August, the Pentagon said Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the front lines of the...
  • How long can Pakistan stay out of Yemen fight in face of Saudi pressure?

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under heavy pressure from Saudi Arabia and its allies to reverse Parliament's vote last week to remain neutral in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, on Monday once again pledged to deploy Pakistan's...
  • Fallouja illustrates Iraq's challenge in retaking cities from Islamic State

    Fallouja illustrates Iraq's challenge in retaking cities from Islamic State
    At the Nuaimiyah military base on the edge of long-troubled Fallouja, Iraqi soldiers often sleep outdoors, gambling that they will be better protected by sandbags than by flimsy, flammable huts as they endure a nightly cascade of mortar shells and fiery...
  • Iraq's premier says more support needed to 'finish' IS

    Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can "finish" the Islamic State group. Haider al-Abadi said the "marked increase" in airstrikes, weapons deliveries and training has helped roll...
  • Attacks in Baghdad, north of Iraqi capital kill at least 15

    A car bomb parked near an outdoor market in a busy commercial area in Baghdad killed at least 10 civilians on Monday while attacks elsewhere in and north of the Iraqi capital killed 5 more people, officials said. The pick-up truck, loaded with vegetables...
  • Trudy Rubin: Iraqi's visit tests whether U.S. has Mideast policy

    The visit of Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar Abadi to Washington this week will test whether the White House has any Mideast strategy beyond a nuclear deal with Iran. Even administration optimists have revised naive hopes that an accord would stabilize...
  • Iran nuke deal is no deal at all

    Iran nuke deal is no deal at all
    The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal. You might be confused about this point, given that so many news outlets refers to a "deal" that doesn't exist. In fairness, many do so simply for...
  • Video: Islamic State group destroys ancient ruins of Nimrud

    Islamic State militants hammered, bulldozed and ultimately blew up parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud, destroying a site dating back to the 13th century B.C., an online militant video purportedly shows. The destruction at Nimrud,...
  • Reckoning point: Ex-US guards face sentencing in Iraq case

    A yearslong legal fight over a deadly shooting of civilians in an Iraq war zone reaches its reckoning point with the sentencing this week of four former Blackwater security guards. Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough face mandatory, decadeslong...
  • Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

    Authorities in Iraq say a series of bombings targeting public places in the capital, Baghdad, have killed 12 people. Police officials say a bomb exploded on a commercial street in downtown Baghdad, killing four people and wounding nine others. Earlier,...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son, underscoring threat from within One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring...