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IS Militants 'Used Mustard Gas' In North Iraq

The government of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region says several Peshmerga troops have tested positive for mustard gas after battles in August with Islamic State (IS) fighters. More

Iraqi Official: Baghdad May Request Russian Air Strikes On IS

An Iraqi lawmaker says Baghdad may soon request Russian air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq. More

More Than 50 Killed In Iraqi Blasts

Three car bombings across Iraq have killed more than 50 people and wounded dozens. More

IS 'Kills Dozens Of Tribesmen' In Iraq

A tribal elder says Islamic State (IS) militants have massacred 70 members of a Sunni Arab tribe in Iraq's western province of Anbar. More

Iraqi PM Opens Baghdad Green Zone

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on October 4 that Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone would be open to the public for the first time in 12 years. More

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IS Bomber Recruited In Ukraine

A Jordanian lawmaker's son who joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group and blew himself up in Iraq was recruited while at medical school in Ukraine, his relatives have said. More
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Iran Accounts Of 'Flying Objects,' Blasts Bolster U.S. Claims Of Errant Russian Missiles

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.

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
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