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July 13, 2015
Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State group from Anbar
The Iraqi government began a long-awaited, large-scale military operation on Monday to dislodge Islamic State militants from ...
July 09, 2015
Saud al-Faisal, former Saudi foreign minister, dies
Saudi Arabia's Prince Saud al-Faisal, who was the world's longest-serving foreign minister with 40 years in the post until ...
July 08, 2015
A new Greek currency? High-tech clicks and low-tech printing
With each day, the likelihood is growing that Greece's financial catastrophe will force it out of the euro currency alliance ...
July 08, 2015
A secret to IS success: Shock troops who fight to the death
Bearded and wearing bright blue bandanas, the Islamic State group's "special forces" unit gathered around their commander ...
July 08, 2015
Iraq sentences 24 IS militants to death for killing soldiers
A Baghdad court on Wednesday sentenced 24 suspected members of the Islamic State terror group to death for their role in the ...
July 02, 2015
Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide
An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar ...
June 27, 2015
Bomb blasts in Iraqi capital leave 12 dead, dozens wounded
A series of attacks targeting public places killed 12 people in Baghdad on Saturday, said Iraqi authorities, as the prime ...
June 26, 2015
IS affiliate hits Shiite mosque in Kuwait, killing 27 people
A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two ...
June 23, 2015
Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria
Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern ...
June 23, 2015
Iraqis return to shattered Tikrit after Islamic State routed
Abdel Mowgood Hassan climbs over toppled bricks and a torn-away front door to enter his uncle's house in Tikrit, the first ...
June 20, 2015
Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight
Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the ...
June 18, 2015
France clears 14 firms of bribery in UN oil-for-food program
A French court has cleared 14 companies accused of bribing the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein in exchange for ...
June 13, 2015
Body of Saddam deputy Tariq Aziz buried in Jordan
Tariq Aziz was laid to rest Saturday after a ceremony in his honor at a church in the Jordanian capital, Amman, eight days ...
June 12, 2015
Body of Tareq Aziz still at Baghdad airport
An Iraqi official says the body of Tareq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former top aide who died last week in prison, is still at ...
June 11, 2015
Tariq Aziz family says his body has gone missing in Iraq
The body of Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former top aide who died last week in prison in Iraq, went missing on Thursday after ...
June 10, 2015
Iraq still in disarray 1 year after Islamic State took Mosul
The Islamic State group gave only three options for the soldiers and police officers guarding Mosul, Iraq's second-largest ...
June 05, 2015
Tariq Aziz, top aide to Saddam Hussein, dies in hospital
Tariq Aziz, the debonair Iraqi diplomat who made his name by staunchly defending Saddam Hussein to the world during three ...
June 02, 2015
Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday was sworn in for another five-year term extending his 25-year autocratic rule, ...
June 01, 2015
Ex-inmates regret destruction of notorious Syrian prison
For decades, the mere mention of Tadmur Prison was enough to send chills down a Syrian's spine. The notorious facility in the ...
May 27, 2015
Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice
It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by ...