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UNICEF Says Millions Of Kids At Risk In Iraq

The UN says 3.6 million children in Iraq are at “serious risk” and has called on warring parties there to protect their rights. More

Syrian Rebels Attack IS-Held Town

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor have started an operation to recapture a town held by Islamic State (IS) militants near the Iraqi border, a monitoring group and a rebel commander say. More

At Least 12 Killed In Suicide Bombing Of Mosque Near Baghdad

At least 12 people were killed and 32 wounded when a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives attacked a mosque in Abu Ghraib, about 15 miles west of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. More

A member of the Iraqi counterterrorism forces stands by an Islamic State weapons factory in Fallujah on June 23.

Iraq Declares Battle For Fallujah Over As PM Urges Celebrations

Iraqi forces have recaptured the last remaining district held by Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Fallujah, where Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived on June 26 and urged citizens to rejoice. More

Washington To Host Donors Conference For Iraq Next Month

The United States says it will co-host a donors conference next month with Canada, Germany, and Japan to raise funds for Iraqi civilians. More

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Explainer: What's Behind Sudden Clashes In Northwestern Iran?

Clashes erupted this month between Kurdish fighters and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other. Why the sudden flare-up?

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.
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