A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the northern Iran-Iraq border region Sunday, killing more than 400 people in both countries and injuring thousands.
By Stephen Braun, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni leader said Tuesday the growing influence of Iranian-backed Shiite militias looms as the nation's most pressing future security threat and called for bolstering U.S. military aid to Sunni forces.
In our news wrap Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, as the Trump administration commits more troops to shore up the Afghan regime. Tillerson also flew to Baghdad in a bid to curb Iran's…
By Matthew Lee and Alex Brandon, Associated Press
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday pushed for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite in common cause to counter growing Iranian assertiveness.
By PBS NewsHour
Two vital American allies have reignited their rivalry in Iraq. After months of simmering tensions, national military forces and militia moved to push Kurdish forces out of the disputed city of Kirkuk. Three weeks ago, the Kurds held a referendum…
Iraqi army and Kurdish troops are in a standoff in Kirkuk, a city located in the Kurdistan region, which voted for independence from Iraq last month. Kirkuk holds 10 percent of Iraq’s oil reserves. Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris, who…
By Travis Daub
By Larisa Epatko
Step inside Nawara Omary Elliott's basement, and it’s a treasure trove of paintings, jewelry, sculptures and other art made by immigrants from around the world.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump again defended his views on the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville after drawing fire for saying opposing protesters shared the blame. Also, Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers killed at…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Islamic State militants, driven from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, are trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
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