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Latest Iraq News

Kerry To Pitch Iran Nuclear Deal In Mideast Visits Next Week

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Persian Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran, and the fight against Islamic State militants. More

Turkish tanks patrol near the Syrian border near Kilis earlier this week.

U.S., Turkey Plan IS-Free Border Zone

Turkey and the United States have agreed to try to rout the Islamic State from Syrian territory along the Turkish border, creating a safe haven for thousands of refugees. More

Bombs Kill At Least Four At Iraqi Football Game

Bombs went off during a local football game in Iraq's restive Diyala province July 27, killing at least four people, security officials said. More

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that there were no plans to send ground troops into Syria.

Turkish Strikes 'Change Regional Game'

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said the country's air strikes against Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish militants in Syria and northern Iraq could "change the game" in the region. More

Iraqis Retake Ramadi University From IS

Officials say Iraqi security forces have recaptured a university campus on the outskirts of Ramadi from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group after launching a surprise offensive with support from U.S.-led coalition air strikes. More

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Will My IS Militant Husband Prefer His Houris Over Me When He's Dead?

If an Islamic State (IS) militant dies in battle and is awarded his 72 eternally young and beautiful virgins, will he forget all about his wife? This is a serious question for the women who join IS to marry a fighter. More
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Migrants Undeterred In March To EU

An RFE/RL correspondent recently rode on a Belgrade bus packed with Afghans and other refugees heading to the EU. What she saw on the trip shocked her.
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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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