A rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, tensions between the U.S. and Iran have prompted new diplomatic and military moves. The State Department ordered non-essential government staff out of neighboring Iraq, where Germany and the Netherlands also halted military training missions. Meanwhile,…
In our news wrap Monday, three oil tankers were reportedly sabotaged in the Persian Gulf, with suspicions that Iran may have been involved. In response, President Trump said of Iran, “We’ll see what happens.....it would be a very bad mistake…
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka have refocused attention on the Islamic State, which claims connection to the eight believed suicide bombers. Judy Woodruff talks to Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times about indicators of the terror…
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Farid Abdulwahed, Associated Press
The accident occurred as scores of people were out in the tourist area celebrating the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring.
By Nasser Karimi, Associated Press
Iran’s president is making his first official visit to Iraq this week as he faces mounting pressure from hard-liners at home in the wake of the Trump administration’s unraveling of the nuclear deal.
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
The ground assault into the last area held by the Islamic State group intensified Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters made “remarkable progress” amid heavy clashes, including the capture of a hill overlooking a tent encampment for the extremists, officials with…
By Sarah El Deeb, Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, the first batch of several to come, an Iraqi security official said Thursday.
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