Suicide car bomb kills seven in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD At least seven people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a northern Iraqi town that has seen deadly clashes between Kurdish and Shi'ite paramilitary forces, the mayor and security sources said on Saturday.

Sweden suspends flights to northern Iraq over security concerns

BAGHDAD Sweden has suspended all flights to northern Iraq because of concerns about increased military activity in the area, the country's transport agency said on Friday.

World, 28 Nov 2015

Iraqi forces cut last IS supply line to Ramadi by retaking bridge

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces have cut Islamic State's last supply line into the western city of Ramadi by seizing a key bridge, Iraqi officials and a military officer said on Thursday.

World, 26 Nov 2015

France, Italy see need to stop Islamic State in Libya

PARIS World powers need to step up efforts to stop Islamic State gaining ground in Libya while keeping up the fight against the militant group in Syria and Iraq, France and Italy said on Thursday.

World, Libya, Syria 26 Nov 2015

U.S., France agree to scale up fight against Islamic State

WASHINGTON The United States and France agreed on Tuesday to ramp up military operations against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and coordinate intelligence on domestic threats following the worst attacks to hit France since World War Two. | Video

World, Syria, 25 Nov 2015

Obama says Europe, U.S. must coordinate on Islamic State threat

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday they agreed to increase air strikes against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq and coordinate intelligence on domestic threats following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. | Video

World, Syria, 25 Nov 2015

U.N. chief blasts border restrictions on refugees in Balkan states

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday sharply criticized border restrictions imposed by several states in the Balkans on refugees from countries other than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.N. press office said.

World, Syria, 25 Nov 2015

Iran says U.S. has plan to divide Iraq, pleads with Iraqis to resist

DUBAI Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to divide Iraq along sectarian and ethnic lines and urged Iraqis to withstand any such plans.

World, 24 Nov 2015

French jets strike Islamic State as Britain offers help

PARIS French jets from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier struck Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday while Britain offered France the use of an air base in Cyprus to hit the militants group behind the Paris attacks.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 24 Nov 2015

Iraqi Kurdistan minister urges Canada to boost aid to fight ISIS

CALGARY, Alberta The top diplomat for Iraqi Kurdistan on Monday urged Canada to provide more aid in the fight against Islamic State, particularly if the newly-elected Liberal government follows through on a pledge to halt airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

World, 24 Nov 2015