| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Jalal al-Gaood, one of the tribal leaders the U.S. has been cultivating in hopes of rolling back extremists in Iraq, grimly describes how his hometown in Anbar province was forced to surrender this week to fighters from the Islamic State.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Though a coalition of Western countries is training Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to more effectively fight Islamic State militants, Kurdish commanders and officers say the effort is moving slowly and not keeping up with the military strength and...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
"Frontline" continues to perform vital work in its coverage of the Middle East and the battle against terrorism, with its latest, "The Rise of ISIS," forging what amounts to a sobering, well-reported trilogy with "Losing Iraq" and "The United States of...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Abu Karar, an eager Shiite Muslim militiaman, is willing to fight alongside the Iraqi army against Islamic State militants. But he is not counting on the army for much support in battle.
"If we get attacked, we look to them for help but they never come....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:03 PM
An intriguing new figure is gaining prominence in the Iranian government just as regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria intensify and nuclear talks with the West move toward a Nov. 24 deadline.
The newly prominent official is Ali Shamkhani, the head of...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Now that the usual vows of good intentions are over between President Obama and the elected Republican leaders of the House and Senate -- all vowing willingness to work together to break the long legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill --...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The Iraqi parliament on Saturday approved a Sunni Muslim to become defense minister and a Shi'ite to be interior minister, state television said, as part of a more inclusive government to help tackle Islamist insurgents.
Six Kurdish members of the...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:51 AM
After a month of political wrangling, Iraqi’s parliament on Saturday approved Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s choices for two crucial national security ministries at a time when the country is struggling to contain an assault by Islamic State...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last Sunday, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice was questioned on NBC about the American administration's war strategy concerning the Islamic State in Syria, the aggressive and messianic self-proclaimed New Islamic Caliphate....