The fall of Ramadi also showed the limited impact of U.S. airstrikes.
The Saudi Health Ministry reported 21 dead in the first attack claimed by the militant group in the country.
The Islamic State’s advance could threaten the UNESCO World Heritage site’s ancient ruins.
The campaign against such entities is “the worst attack on civil society” in the country’s history, an activist says.
The takeover has raised concerns about the future of one of the region's most prized archaeological sites.
Some opponents described the program as a form of apartheid.
The Post’s executive editor denounced the “contemptible prosecution” of Jason Rezaian.
In a city rapidly running out of cemetery space, Jews are looking to a 2,000-year-old solution.
Ramadi residents say the government failed to pay local police forces or send military reinforcements to tribal fighters, adding to concerns that Sunni support for the fight against Islamic State will deteriorate after the loss of the key city.
Sepp Blatter visits the Holy Land as the Palestinian Football Association seeks Israel’s suspension from FIFA.
Austin Tice, a former Marine, has been missing since August 2012.
The militias add critical firepower, but their involvement raises sensitive political questions.
Aid agencies say food, gas and medicine are at dangerously low levels.
Displaced Iraqis are locked in mosque premises to keep them from being attacked.
The fall of Ramadi dealt a blow to Iraq’s U.S.-backed government and its military campaign to drive the extremist group out of the war-torn country.