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By Simona Foltyn
An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces another hurdle: rebuilding. In…
By PBS NewsHour
Militia groups, made up mostly of Shia fighters and often backed by Iran, have become instrumental in the charge to drive the Islamic State from Iraq. But their battlefield presence makes them a controversial force -- many militia members are…
Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday in response to attacks on its embassy and a consulate. Widespread protests took place this weekend over Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shiite cleric.
By Michael D. Regan
One nation, two wars, a quarter-million lives lost, millions forced from their homes, and still no end in sight for the crisis in Syria.
By Connie Cass, Associated Press
Many people think of the civil war in Yemen in broad terms - Shia versus Sunni, Saudi Arabia versus Iran. But what does the constant fighting mean to those in the country? Jane Ferguson examines how the ongoing struggle is…
New victories by the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Libya are fueling debate and criticism in Washington over the U.S. strategy and reliance on airstrikes against the militant group. Gwen Ifill talks to David Ignatius of The Washington Post…
In Yemen's capital city Sanaa, four bombings rocked two crowded mosques during Friday prayers. At least 137 people were killed, according to a report. The mosques are controlled by Shiite “Houthi” rebels who stormed the capital last fall and control…
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