Iraq

Islamic State takes military barracks, dam in Iraq's Anbar - sources

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BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants in Iraq took partial control of a water dam and military barracks guarding it in the western Anbar province after fierce fighting through the night that continued on Saturday, security sources and witnesses said.

Experts tell U.N. council - Feeling left out drives youth to Islamic State 23 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Most European youth who travel to Iraq and Syria to fight with Islamic State militants do so because they do not feel at home in Europe, academics told a United Nations Security Council meeting chaired Thursday by Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince.

Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows 22 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - At least 15 young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters are now widows after the militant group suffered losses in clashes in Syria and Iraq, according to researchers who closely monitor Islamist radicals online.

Iraqi forces fight to rout Islamic State militants from Ramadi 22 Apr 2015

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces fought to rout Islamic State militants from the western city of Ramadi on Wednesday, slowly regaining some ground from the militant group, security and local officials said. | Video

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Russia arms Iraq, Syria to help combat Islamic State - Lavrov 22 Apr 2015

MOSCOW - Russia is arming Iraq and Syria to help them fight Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, calling the radical militant group the main threat to his own country's security.

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New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage 21 Apr 2015

NEW YORK - The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities accountable. | Video

New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage 21 Apr 2015

NEW YORK - The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities accountable. | Video

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Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for military equipment 20 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said. | Video

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Shi'ite militia hands over suspected body of former top Saddam aide 20 Apr 2015

BAGHDAD - The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, top aide to Iraq's executed president Saddam Hussein, was handed over to the Iraqi government by a Shi'ite militia on Monday, live video from the scene showed.

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Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video 20 Apr 2015

CAIRO - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. | Video