| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:11 PM
For days, the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was flush with rumors of an imminent onslaught by Al Qaeda-inspired militants, prompting the mayor to appeal to "men who love death with honor" to mount a defense even as others fled.
When gunmen broke...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Milicianos capturaron el jueves una localidad cercana a cuatro campos de gas natural que está ubicada a una hora de Bagdad, otra victoria de los insurgentes suníes que han ocupado rápidamente grandes áreas al norte y al oeste de la capital iraquí.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Six months ago, Sunni Arab militants faced a daunting firepower imbalance in their uprising against the U.S.-equipped Iraqi army west of Baghdad.
But once their campaign for the city of Fallouja was launched in January, their lethal capabilities were...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Chrstians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul which was overtaken by Islamic jihadists are seeking asylum from France and Great Britian.
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:20 PM
IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State expanded two fronts Sunday, defeating Kurdish troops protecting a major dam, and, in Lebanon, attacking a series of army posts along the border with Syria.
It was the worst spill over of fighting into Lebanon since the start...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:35 AM
IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State, the radical Islamist group that now controls large swaths of eastern Syria and northern and central Iraq, posted another slickly produced video online this week that warns its religious and political rivals that they face...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The story was a grabber: Islamic State, the fundamentalist Al Qaeda breakway group formerly known as ISIS, was planning the genital mutilation of as many as 4 million Iraqi women and girls.
The BBC and other news agencies quoted the U.N.’s...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
More than 40 nurses who had been held in insurgent-held territory in Iraq were freed Friday, cheering relatives and many others across India who had closely followed reports of their captivity.
Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman for the External Affairs...
| Jul 6, 2014
Mahmoud Saeed is leaving Chicago soon, going home to the wreckage of Iraq.
He'll travel light.
Four suits, he thinks.
A few of his hundred or so hats.
Some photos of Jackie and Samir.
Going back to Iraq right now may seem like a crazy thing to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:59 PM
The secretive head of the Islamic State militant group has made what appears to be his first public appearance, purportedly speaking from a mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a video posted online Saturday.
The video, uploaded by...