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The announcement by the Iraqi prime minister came almost in passing, reflecting a nationwide fatigue with the bloody three-year fight.

  • Dec 9, 2017

In the Middle East, even staunch ally Saudi Arabia called the decision “irresponsible.” Iraq called it “unjust.”

  • Dec 7, 2017

Both countries are girding for a wave of terrorist attacks as ISIS returns to its insurgent roots and political rivalries remain unresolved.

  • Dec 5, 2017

Although the group’s “caliphate” has crumbled, fighting continues in the vast desert region bordering Syria.

  • Nov 17, 2017

The loss of the city in eastern Syria deprives the militants of a key piece of its shrinking “caliphate.”

  • Nov 3, 2017

The display of the Israeli flag at Kurdish rallies ahead of an independence vote had grated on Iraq's Arabs and fueled conspiracy theories.

  • Nov 1, 2017

In the difficult aftermath of the vote, Kurds who live in the Iraqi capital are asking what it means to be both Kurdish and Iraqi.

  • Oct 31, 2017

The vote unraveled many gains the Kurds had made in carving out a semiautonomous region in northern Iraq.

  • Oct 29, 2017

Fighting broke out in an area that provides the only access for U.S. operations in northern Syria.

  • Oct 26, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview, Iraq’s prime minister says he wants the nation to become a strong security and economic partner.

  • Oct 25, 2017
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