Iraq

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq after soldiers killed - sources

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State militants at Anbar university

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces entered the University of Anbar in the western city of Ramadi on Sunday and clashed with Islamic State militants inside the compound, the joint operations command said in a statement.

World, 26 Jul 2015

Turkey strikes Islamic State, Kurdish militants in drive for "safe zone"

ANKARA - Turkish fighter jets and ground forces hit Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in Iraq on Saturday, in a campaign Ankara said would help create a "safe zone" across swathes of northern Syria.

Top News, World, Syria 25 Jul 2015

Bomb attacks at swimming pool in northern Iraq kill at least 12

BAGHDAD - At least 12 people were killed on Saturday when two suicide bombers attacked a crowded swimming pool in northern Iraq, a local official and police sources said.

World, 25 Jul 2015

Turkey stages first air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA/ELBEYLI, Turkey - Turkish warplanes pounded Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time on Friday, with President Tayyip Erdogan promising more decisive action against both the jihadists and Kurdish militants. | Video

World, Syria, 25 Jul 2015

Turkey stages first air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

ANKARA/ELBEYLI, Turkey - Turkish warplanes pounded Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time on Friday, with President Tayyip Erdogan promising more decisive action against both the jihadists and Kurdish militants.

World, Syria, 25 Jul 2015

Expulsion from Derna bastion may show limits for Islamic State in Libya

CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya - Islamic State jihadists have exploited widespread chaos to gain a foothold in Libya, but their ejection from an eastern city suggests they may not achieve a Iraq-style takeover due to strong local rivals and the absence of sectarian divisions.

World, Libya, 24 Jul 2015

Pentagon chief flies into Iraqi Kurdistan, to meet Barzani

ERBIL, Iraq - U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter arrived on an unannounced visit on Friday to Erbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region whose forces have emerged as one of America's strongest partners in the fight against Islamic State.

World, 24 Jul 2015

Iraq deploys U.S.-trained troops to Ramadi fight for first time

BAGHDAD - Iraq has for the first time deployed soldiers trained by the U.S.-led coalition in their campaign to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said on Thursday. | Video

World, 24 Jul 2015

Two Swedes arrested on Syria terrorist crime suspicion

STOCKHOLM - Two Swedes were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of terrorist crimes in committing murder in Syria in 2013, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said, adding a third person was arrested in absentia.

World, Syria, 23 Jul 2015