Erin Cunningham



Violence near an Iraqi base underlines the risks to U.S. personnel as they fan out as part of Obama’s expanding mission.

  • Jan 1, 2015

The three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted on charges of aiding a terrorist group.

  • Jan 1, 2015

Once a proponent of sending in specialized troops to help the Iraqi army battle the Islamic State, the senator, after meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said ground troops are “not what they [the Iraqis] need.”

  • Dec 27, 2014

The U.S. rejected the militant group’s claims that it shot down the plane, citing evidence to the contrary.

  • Dec 24, 2014

The Iraqi capital’s biggest shopping mall gives residents an escape from the violence on their streets.

  • Dec 23, 2014

A televised raid on a Cairo bathhouse comes after a string of arrests of alleged homosexuals.

  • Dec 14, 2014

Supporters of the former president cheered the ruling, but hundreds gathered to show their displeasure.

  • Nov 29, 2014

After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries, the strategy is to train a vanguard element within the larger army.

  • Nov 27, 2014

Harsh restrictions, power outages and medicine shortages define health care under the jihadists.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Islamic State fighters surrounding a key oil refinery are withdrawing from their positions, potentially ending a months-long siege.

  • Nov 15, 2014
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