- Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise Updated: May-06-16 2:04 am
WASHINGTON - The Islamic State attack on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq that killed U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was a surprise that, if anticipated, might have turned out differently, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.
- Amid political crisis, Iraqi PM calls for focus on IS fight Updated: May-05-16 2:43 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister on Thursday called on the Iraqi people to prioritize the battle against the Islamic State group amid a deepening political crisis in the country.
- Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed Updated: May-05-16 1:16 pm
RAMADI, Iraq - This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation.
- Australia says most dangerous Australian IS operative killed Updated: May-05-16 2:44 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.
- UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams Updated: May-04-16 8:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.
- Slain Navy SEAL took lessons from running track into combat Updated: May-04-16 7:04 pm
PHOENIX - In cross-country running, your team is only as fast as your slowest athlete. Slain Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV took that to heart in his youth as a track star, turning around to cheer on his teammates after he crossed the finish line.
- Army captain sues Obama; says he lacks authority to fight IS Updated: May-04-16 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
- Marine returns home to Traverse City after 7th deployment Updated: May-04-16 2:53 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A U.S. Marine from Traverse City has returned home after serving eight months in his latest tour overseas.
- Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team Updated: May-04-16 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON - A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants.
- The Latest: Mom: Son killed in Iraq proud to be Navy SEAL Updated: May-04-16 1:36 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a firefight in Iraq (all times local):
- Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State Updated: May-04-16 8:36 am
STUTTGART, Germany - An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.
- US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war Updated: May-03-16 10:48 pm
STUTTGART, Germany - The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.
- Turkey war planes hit Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq Updated: May-03-16 7:33 am
ISTANBUL - The Turkish military says its warplanes have pounded Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, killing 18 militants.
- Q&A: When is a Boot on the Ground not a Boot on the Ground? Updated: May-03-16 6:45 am
WASHINGTON - No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria -- except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration.
- Western Michigan highway named in honor of fallen soldier Updated: May-01-16 2:13 pm
WHITE CLOUD, Michigan - A stretch of highway in western Michigan has been named in honor of a soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2005.
- The Latest: Iraqis announce disbanding of Green Zone protest Updated: May-01-16 12:01 pm
BAGHDAD - The Latest on Iraq's political crisis (all times local):
- Iraq says oil exports, revenues increase in April Updated: May-01-16 6:32 am
BAGHDAD - Iraq says April crude oil exports have increased by 2.3 percent from the previous month, filling cash-strapped coffers amid an acute economic crisis.
- Visiting Syrian bishop to discuss Christians' persecution Updated: Apr-30-16 9:37 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A Syrian archbishop is visiting New Haven this weekend to talk about the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.
- Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight Updated: Apr-30-16 6:44 am
ISTANBUL - The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.
- IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21 Updated: Apr-30-16 6:42 am
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.
- At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer Updated: Apr-29-16 1:55 pm
VATICAN CITY - Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.
- Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege Updated: Apr-29-16 3:55 am
BAGHDAD - Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family - usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread.
- Biden presses Iraq to not let political chaos upend gains Updated: Apr-28-16 5:39 pm
BAGHDAD - Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the Middle East.
- The Latest: Biden leaves Iraq, next stop Rome Updated: Apr-28-16 5:35 pm
BAGHDAD - The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Iraq (all times local):
- Iraqi authorities shut down Al Jazeera's Baghdad bureau Updated: Apr-28-16 1:19 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Al Jazeera Media Network says Iraqi authorities have shut down their bureau in Baghdad and banned its journalists from reporting in the country.