Iraq asks for more U.S. help after loss of major city


Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) captured the city of Ramadi over the weekend, prompting the Iraqi government to ask for increased U.S. military airstrikes and help from fighters supported by Iraq’s neighbor, Iran. Continue reading

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5,000 refugees stranded in Bay of Bengal


Thousands of people who fled persecution and poverty in Myanmar are stranded at sea in Southeast Asia because neighboring countries won’t let them land. Continue reading

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Texas shooting raises questions about Islamic State in the U.S.


The Islamic State (ISIL) claimed responsibility for an attack in Garland, Texas, that ended in the death of two gunmen on Sunday. Continue reading

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Curfew lifted, Baltimore residents move forward


Life in Baltimore is returning to normal after weeks of protest that followed the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody. Continue reading

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Kurdish women take up fight against ISIL


Women in Kurdistan, an independent region in Iraq, have joined the ranks of fighters battling the Islamic State (ISIL). Continue reading

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