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WATCH: U.S. Senator Slams Putin, Warns Of Islamic State

Video U.S. Senator: Strong Hand Needed To Deal With Putin, Islamic State

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker says "freedom-loving" countries have to be united and firm in responding to both an aggressive Russia and the rise of the Islamic State (IS) militant group. More

Islamic State's 'Amir Of Suicide Bombers' Killed In Drone Strike

A coalition airstrike has killed a senior Islamic State leader known as the "amir of suicide bombers" for recruiting foreign fighters to wage suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria. More

UN To Counter IS 'Cultural Cleansing'

The United Nations cultural organisation July 1 called for a campaign against the "cultural cleansing" being carried out by the Islamic State. More

Ryan Crocker, a former ambassador to Iraq, has accused Iran of playing an "unhelpful" and "very damaging" role in Iraq by furthering sectarian tensions.

Video Ex-Envoy To Iraq Says Tehran Being 'Unhelpful'

A former U.S. ambassador to Iraq has accused Iran of playing an "unhelpful" and "very damaging" role in Iraq by furthering sectarian tensions in the war-torn country. More

U.S. Export Bank, Expiring June 30, May Be Revived In Senate Vote

The supporters of the U.S. Export-Import Bank have enough votes in the Senate to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said June 29. More

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IS 'Water War' Dries Marshes In Southern Iraq

Islamic State is keeping water from the marshes in southern Iraq in a move that is reminding people of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's actions in the 1990s -- as Shi'ite tribes and animals suffer. More
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Iraqi Battle Plans Altered By IS Capture Of Ramadi

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State (IS) militants has changed the way Iraq is trying to confront the Sunni-led extremists -- with Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia fighters being brought in to defend Sunni tribal lands.
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Photogallery Mobilizing For Mosul: Czech Scholars Work To Save Town's Heritage

A team of Czech archaeologists has embarked on a project to try and map the impact of the Islamic State group's destructive activities in Mosul, Iraq.
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