Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

World 10/27/19, 07:09

ISIS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 ...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

World 03/23/19, 03:05

The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."Its territorial rule, which at its ...

Across Baghdad, a moment of respite and guarded hope

Asia & Pacific 03/11/19, 01:04

Baghdad's main commercial district has seen more bombings than its residents can count. Death visited almost daily during times of war — most horrifically, a 2015 suicide bombing that ripped through two shopping malls, killing over 300 people.But over the ...

In heart of Baghdad, IS war museum honors fallen militiamen

World 02/14/19, 01:34

A few steps from Baghdad's cultural heart and its famous book market on al-Mutanabi Street lies the Iraqi capital's latest tourist attraction: a war museum glorifying the sacrifices of thousands of mainly Shiite militiamen who died fighting the Islamic State ...

Slain Iraqi novelist criticized foreign meddling, militias

World 02/06/19, 02:39

Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub was a secular civil society activist who used his bike to get around Karbala's infamous traffic and road closures. He was also an outspoken critic of foreign interference in Iraq and political meddling by powerful Iran-backed ...

Iraq says it supports Syria’s return to Arab League

World 01/13/19, 11:36

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim says his country supports efforts to restore Syria's membership in the Arab League eight years after it was expelled from the regional body.Iraq is one of three countries in the Arab world that never cut ...

Police: Several killed in Baghdad women’s shelter fire

World 01/04/19, 11:10

A fire at a women's shelter in Baghdad killed several lodgers on Friday, according to police, who gave conflicting accounts of the tragedy.Baghdad Police Lt. Col. Mohammed Jihad, briefing reporters outside the shelter, called it a "group suicide" caused by ...

Trump is third American president to visit Iraq

Politics 12/26/18, 14:43

President Donald Trump made an unannounced trip to Iraq on Wednesday to meet U.S. troops. It's the sixth time that a U.S. president has visited Iraq. A look at previous presidential visits to Iraq: BUSH In November 2003, President George W. Bush became ...

Ex-Blackwater contractor found guilty in 2007 Iraq shooting

U.S. 12/19/18, 19:15

A former Blackwater security contractor was convicted Wednesday, Dec. 19, of murder at his third trial in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Nicholas Slatten, 35, of Sparta, Tennessee, was found guilty of first-degree murder in Washington for his ...

Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad

World 12/12/18, 03:26

Iraqi activist Nadia Murad is meeting with her country's president in Baghdad after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women ...

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