- Iraqis return to shattered Tikrit after Islamic State routed Updated: Jun-23-15 2:52 am
TIKRIT, Iraq - Abdel Mowgood Hassan climbs over toppled bricks and a torn-away front door to enter his uncle's house in Tikrit, the first of his relatives to make a cautious return home since Islamic State militants were driven out.
- Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm
HABANIYAH, Iraq - Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many believed left them to die at the hands of the extremists.
- AP names Muhammed Muheisen as chief Mideast photographer Updated: Jun-17-15 11:22 am
CAIRO - The Associated Press has named award-winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen, frequently honored for his striking photos of people in their everyday environment, as its chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Dempsey doubts need for deep US role in Iraq, urges patience Updated: Jun-15-15 3:17 am
LONDON - In the homestretch of a 41-year U.S. Army career shaped by war and the scars of war, Gen. Martin Dempsey sounds unconvinced that Iraq has found its path to lasting victory over the Islamic State group.
- Body of Saddam deputy Tariq Aziz buried in Jordan Updated: Jun-13-15 12:26 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Tariq Aziz was laid to rest Saturday after a ceremony in his honor at a church in the Jordanian capital, Amman, eight days after the debonair Iraqi diplomat died in prison of a heart attack.
- Iraq still in disarray 1 year after Islamic State took Mosul Updated: Jun-10-15 1:09 pm
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group gave only three options for the soldiers and police officers guarding Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, when they neared it a year ago: Repent, run or die.
- Family of Tariq Aziz, top Saddam aide, seeks Jordan burial Updated: Jun-07-15 5:02 am
AMMAN, Jordan - A government official says Jordan has approved a request by the family of former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to bury him in the kingdom.
- Tariq Aziz, top aide to Saddam Hussein, dies in hospital Updated: Jun-05-15 1:29 pm
BAGHDAD - Tariq Aziz, the debonair Iraqi diplomat who made his name by staunchly defending Saddam Hussein to the world during three wars and was later sentenced to death as part of the regime that killed hundreds of thousands of its own people, has died in a hospital in southern Iraq, officials said. He was 79.