Passersby look at bodies of Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters and soldiers who were executed by a group of gunmen on a main street of the town of Hit, 140 kilometers west of Baghdad, on Wednesday. The photo has been cropped to remove the gory portion. (AP Photo)
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi is to visit Iran on Monday for talks on Baghdad’s battle against the IS group, which holds swathes of the country, his office said.
BAGHDAD: The UN voiced alarm Sunday over the increasing use of the death penalty in Iraq in the decade since its reintroduction, warning such punishments would only fuel deadly sectarian conflict.
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 28 others on Sunday outside a Shiite Muslim mosque in western Baghdad, where mourners were attending a funeral, a police officer and medical offi
MURSITPINAR, Turkey: The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobani Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security a
SURUC, Turkey: Turkey would not agree to any US arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic militants in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Sunday, as the extre
WASHINGTON: US war planes struck more than two dozen times in Syria and Iraq on Friday and Saturday, hitting Islamic State and oil infrastructure they control.
MURSITPINAR: Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Kobani repulsed a new attempt by Islamic State (IS) fighters to cut off the border with Turkey Saturday as troops battled the militants in neighboring
TRIPOLI: The United Nations has urged rival militias in western Libya to observe a truce for at least four days from Saturday to facilitate humanitarian aid for civilians trapped by the fighting.
SANAA: Houthis rebels sweeping across Yemen met deadly resistance from both local tribesmen and Al-Qaeda Saturday as they pushed south into mainly Sunni areas with the security forces largely absent.<
TEHRAN: Two Iranian border guards and a Pakistani paramilitary officer were killed in a shooting incident, sources on the two sides said Friday, as Tehran said rebels tried to infiltrate the country.<
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