Iraq | Emirati airlines halt flights to Baghdad after sahooting

Multiple airlines from the United Arab Emirates said yesterday they were cancelling flights to Baghdad after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast’s busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it

Iraq  | Islamic State group releases 200 captive Yazidis

The Islamic State group released at least 200 Yazidis after five months of captivity in Iraq, Kurdish military officials said yesterday, mostly elderly, infirmed prisoners who likely slowed the extremists

Iraq | Clashes with IS kill 23 troops, allied fighters

  A suicide blast targeting Iraqi security forces and subsequent clashes with Islamic State extremists yesterday killed at least 23 troops and pro-government Sunni fighters in the country’s embattled western province

US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting assaults on American and

IRAQ | Germany sends 16,000 rifles to stem Islamic State

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is sending 16,000 assault rifles, plus anti-tank weapons and armored vehicles, to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State militants, lifting a German taboo on shipments into war

IRAQ | INTERVENTION: Thwarting Islamic State militants a ‘long-term project’

President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and provide humanitarian aid to refugees

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