- Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians Updated: May-31-16 3:18 pm
CAMP TARIQ, Iraq - As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading aid group raised alarm over an unfolding "human catastrophe."
- The Latest: Iraqi forces start pushing into IS-held Fallujah Updated: May-30-16 5:53 am
BAGHDAD - The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):
- In Iraq's battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight Updated: May-27-16 3:07 pm
BAGHDAD - Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don't fully trust.
- Iraq honors policeman who stopped would-be suicide bomber Updated: May-26-16 12:57 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraq has honored a police officer who stopped a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint in a northern Baghdad neighborhood this week.
- The Latest: UN says 50,000 civilians in Fallujah at risk Updated: May-23-16 3:03 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local):
- Iraq launches operation to retake IS-held city of Fallujah Updated: May-22-16 8:04 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address on Sunday night.
- Crowds mourn at funeral of 2 killed at Baghdad protest Updated: May-21-16 10:44 pm
BAGHDAD - Hundreds of mourners gathered in Baghdad's Sadr City as families held funerals Saturday for two people killed in protests a day earlier. The coffins for the two men were hoisted above the crowds before being driven to the holy city of Najaf for burial.
- US says Iraqi forces have retaken western town of Rutba Updated: May-20-16 7:40 pm
TAJI, Iraq - The top American general for the Middle East said Friday he is confident that Iraq is on course to defeating the Islamic State, but his words were spare and cautious, his tone notably muted.
- US commander: Islamic State trying to regain initiative Updated: May-18-16 2:53 pm
KUWAIT CITY - Deadly bombings in Baghdad may signal a shift in tactics by the Islamic State, determined to rebound from a series of battlefield losses and the group's hope that attacks in the capital will distract already divided Iraqi leaders, a top U.S. general said Wednesday.
- Mourning in Sadr City, Baghdad's deadliest district Updated: May-18-16 2:08 pm
BAGHDAD - Among the dozens killed when a truck bomb struck a crowded market last week in Baghdad's Sadr City were two brothers, the only sons of Talib Jassum Issa, who got the news in a phone call just minutes after the attack.
- Long road to recovery for the victims of Iraq bombings Updated: May-13-16 2:17 am
ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq - Salam Hussein's father was once his soccer coach. Now he's his physical therapist, hoping that his son will one day be able to walk again.
- Security worker dies at Australian Embassy in Baghdad Updated: May-13-16 12:01 am
SYDNEY - An Australian security contractor working at the Australian Embassy in Baghdad has died, officials said Friday.
- Under reform mantle, Shiite cleric fractures Iraqi politics Updated: May-10-16 5:53 am
BAGHDAD - After more than a decade of dipping in and out of Iraqi politics, Muqtada al-Sadr, the young Shiite cleric who first made his name fighting U.S. forces in post-2003 Iraq, is leveraging his enduring popular appeal to again roil Iraq's political order.
- US struggles to convince Iraqis it doesn't support IS Updated: May-08-16 6:27 am
BAGHDAD - For nearly two years, U.S. airstrikes, military advisers and weapons shipments have helped Iraqi forces roll back the Islamic State group. The U.S.-led coalition has carried out more than 5,000 airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq at a total cost of $7 billion since August 2014, including operations in Syria. On Tuesday a U.S. Navy SEAL was the third serviceman to die fighting IS in Iraq.
- UN envoy warns that Iraq's political crisis helps extremists Updated: May-06-16 5:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The top U.N. envoy in Iraq strongly urged the country's political leaders and civil society on Friday to work together to resolve the current political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis and chaos are only serving the interests of Islamic State extremists.
- 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.