Liz Sly

Bureau chiefBeirut


The collapse of Harakat Hazm further complicates efforts to counter the rise of extremism in Syria.

  • Mar 1, 2015

Perhaps nothing illuminates more starkly the transformation underway in Iraq.

  • Feb 17, 2015

The Shiite group’s head urged Arab states to join it — and by implication, Iran — in fighting the extremists.

  • Feb 16, 2015

Shiite militias backed by Iran are increasingly taking the lead in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State, threatening to undermine U.S. strategies.

  • Feb 15, 2015

Despite the war against the Islamic State, Baghdad is bouncing back to life. Here are some photos of the newly energized capital.

  • Feb 10, 2015

Four bombs go off around city, killing more than 30, but that did not deter the celebrations come midnight.

  • Feb 7, 2015

The restriction was put in place by the U.S. military in 2003 after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

  • Feb 5, 2015

Middle Eastern leaders have denounced the militants in some of their harshest terms yet.

  • Feb 4, 2015

Both the government and moviegoers have complained that the film “insults” Iraqi culture.

  • Feb 2, 2015

The Australian Peter Greste, who was imprisoned over a year ago, was quickly deported.

  • Feb 1, 2015
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