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Iraq Stops Flights Over Russian Strikes

Iraq is suspending flights to the northern Kurdish self-ruled region for two days due to Russia's air campaign in neighboring Syria. More

Deadly Bombings Target Baghdad Mosque

At least six people were killed and many more wounded in two bomb attacks targeting a Shi'ite mosque south of Baghdad. More

Serbia, Macedonia Filtering Migrants

Serbia and Macedonia have begun restricting the entry of refugees to those from certain countries, leaving hundreds of people stranded on borders. More

Republican presidential hopeful and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush delivers a foreign policy address earlier this year at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.

Jeb Bush Calls For More Troops in Iraq

Jeb Bush, the Republican presidential candidate and brother of the man who ordered the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has called for deploying more U.S. troops in Iraq as part of the fight against Islamic State militants. More

Iraqi Kurdish Official: Paris Attacks Should Be Wake-Up Call To West

The head of intelligence and security in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region says he hopes last week’s terror attacks in Paris will spur Western powers to become more engaged in fighting the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Beheadings, Whippings, And Terror In Mosul

September was yet another long month of murder, terror, and brutality for residents of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants for over a year. More
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Features & Commentary

Obituary: Iraq's Ahmad Chalabi

Ahmad Chalabi, a leading voice in urging the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq before he fell afoul of Washington, was a polarizing figure who played high-stakes politics but never managed to reach the top of his country's sectarian-driven political landscape.

Iranian Reports Suggest Rockets Crashed

Local reports suggest Iranians saw mysterious objects in the skies over Iran that in some cases were accompanied by the sound of explosions -- despite radio silence from Tehran over whether Russian missile failures landed in Iran.

Explainer: Who Gets Asylum In Germany?

With as many as 800,000 migrants and refugees expected to arrive in Germany this year, here are five things to know about their chances of gaining asylum there.

Video Germany Leads Way In Welcoming Refugees

Thousands of refugees arriving by train to their dream destination -- Germany –- are receiving an outpouring of support from German officials and citizens.
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