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Iraq's Green Zone Security Commander Replaced Over Incursion By Protesters

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has replaced the commander of an Iraqi military division who was responsible for protecting Baghdad's diplomatic Green Zone. More

U.S. Wins Allies' Support To Intensify Fight Against Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Washington and its allies have agreed to put more resources and effort into their campaign to defeat the Islamic State group. More

An Islamic State propaganda video featured Australian militant Neil Prakash, who was reported killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq last week.

Top Islamic State Recruiters Killed

A top recruiter for the Islamic State has been killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq, disrupting the militant group's ability to attract new fighters, the Australian government said on May 5. More

U.S. Soldiers Killed In Fighting With IS In Northern Iraq

A U.S. serviceman has been killed in fighting with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. More

Religious Freedom Seen Deteriorating

The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. More

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Video Kerry Hails Efforts Against IS, Says Saudis Could Do More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there's been "slow and steady" progress in the international community's battle against the Islamic State militant group.

Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic' Coalition: Spin Or Substance?

In December, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new military alliance of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. Months later, questions remain about the makeup and motives of the 34-country coalition.
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