Violence near an Iraqi base underlines the risks to U.S. personnel as they fan out as part of Obama’s expanding mission.
The three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted on charges of aiding a terrorist group.
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.”
The U.S. rejected the militant group’s claims that it shot down the plane, citing evidence to the contrary.
The Iraqi capital’s biggest shopping mall gives residents an escape from the violence on their streets.
A televised raid on a Cairo bathhouse comes after a string of arrests of alleged homosexuals.
Supporters of the former president cheered the ruling, but hundreds gathered to show their displeasure.
After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries, the strategy is to train a vanguard element within the larger army.
Harsh restrictions, power outages and medicine shortages define health care under the jihadists.
Islamic State fighters surrounding a key oil refinery are withdrawing from their positions, potentially ending a months-long siege.