The collapse of Harakat Hazm further complicates efforts to counter the rise of extremism in Syria.
Perhaps nothing illuminates more starkly the transformation underway in Iraq.
The Shiite group’s head urged Arab states to join it — and by implication, Iran — in fighting the extremists.
Shiite militias backed by Iran are increasingly taking the lead in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State, threatening to undermine U.S. strategies.
Despite the war against the Islamic State, Baghdad is bouncing back to life. Here are some photos of the newly energized capital.
Four bombs go off around city, killing more than 30, but that did not deter the celebrations come midnight.
The restriction was put in place by the U.S. military in 2003 after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Middle Eastern leaders have denounced the militants in some of their harshest terms yet.
Both the government and moviegoers have complained that the film “insults” Iraqi culture.
The Australian Peter Greste, who was imprisoned over a year ago, was quickly deported.