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Trump supporters see Iraqi, Syrian refugees as major threat - report

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WASHINGTON Supporters of Donald Trump, the presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee, see refugees arriving from Iraq and Syria as one of the greatest threats to the United States, according to a study released on Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

Australian Islamic State recruiter killed in U.S. strike in Iraq

SYDNEY An Australian citizen believed to be a top recruiter for the Islamic State has been killed in a U.S. air strike in Iraq, disrupting the militant group's ability to lure fighters, Australia said on Thursday.

World, 8:05am IST

Iraq's all-female combat unit seeks revenge on Islamic State

NAWARAN, Iraq When Islamic State swept into the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in 2014, a few young Yazidi women took up arms against the militants attacking women and girls from their community. | Video

World, 12:23am IST

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

STUTTGART, Germany Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. | Video

World, Top News 04 May 2016

Iraq holding hundreds of detainees in "inhumane conditions" - Amnesty

BAGHDAD Amnesty International said on Tuesday Iraq is holding more than 1,000 detainees, some as young as 15, without charge in "inhumane and degrading conditions" at makeshift holding centres in western Anbar province.

World, 03 May 2016

U.S. says Iraq's PM in 'strong position' amid political unrest

STUTTGART, Germany Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.

World, 03 May 2016

Islamic State boosts attacks in response to territorial losses: IHS

BAGHDAD Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a U.S.-based analysis firm IHS said on Sunday.

World, Syria, 02 May 2016

Islamic State suicide attacks kill 32 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD Two suicide car bombs claimed by Islamic State killed at least 32 people and wounded 75 others in the centre of the southern Iraqi city of Samawa on Sunday, police and medics said. | Video

World, 01 May 2016

Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in southeast Turkey, northern Iraq - sources

DIYARBAKIR The Turkish army carried out air strikes in rural parts of southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, targeting logistics posts used by Kurdish militants, security sources said on Saturday.

Top News, World, 30 Apr 2016

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

ERBIL, Iraq/BAGHDAD U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises. | Video

World, 29 Apr 2016