Turkey said it would allow Iraqi Kurds passage to Syria, and the U.S. dropped weapons and aid to Kobane, where Kurdish fighters have been battling the Islamic State.
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People around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to commemorate the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael.
About 2 million Muslims stream into Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj.
As they flee the advancing Islamic State, they are hoping Turkish fighters can establish a secure zone for their safe passage.
Nearly 150,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since the past weekend.
The United States launches airstrikes against targets in Syria.
Oil-rich Kurdistan region is shaken by Islamic State threat and an economic crisis fueled by budget disputes and corruption.
The secretary of state discussed ways to bolster the stability of the new Iraqi government and combat the Islamic State.
Kurdish pesh merga fighters, Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen take one town and free another from besiegement by militants
Government forces and Shiite militias launch counterattack to reclaim territories taken by the militants.
Hamas and Israel have agreed to an open-ended cease-fire after 50 days of warfare that has killed more than 2,200 people.
Many who had been trapped at risk of death fled to Syria and now are in safer areas in Iraq.
These frontline communities in Israel, devoid of usual residential life, resemble ghost towns.
Militants in Gaza broke a temporary cease-fire by launching rockets at Israel on Tuesday, and Israel responded with airstrikes.
An Iranian plane crashed Sunday while taking off near the capital, killing dozens of people, state media reported.
After being stranded on Mount Sinjar for almost a week and then walking 12 miles to Syria, some were able to return to Iraq.
The strikes continued even after condemnation for the shelling of a U.N.-run school sheltering Gaza evacuees.