Iraq

Stories of Refugees, Part I: Out of Iraq

In the next few fortnights, this column will focus on stories of…

 

Deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in central Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in…

 

Syria’s new US-backed force stumbles in first test

BEIRUT — The call came around noon, about four hours after U.S.-backed…

 

Elite Iraqi forces push into Fallujah, expect fierce battle

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq — Elite Iraqi special forces began their push Monday…

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kill 69

BAGHDAD — A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant…

Bombings kill 93 in Iraqi capital’s bloodiest day this year

BAGHDAD — In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car…

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

RAMADI, Iraq — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi…

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

STUTTGART, Germany — The combat death Tuesday of a U.S. Navy SEAL…

In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with…

US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to Iraq

BAGHDAD — The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional…

Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State…

Senior IS commander dies of wounds from US strike in Syria

BAGHDAD — Omar al-Shishani, a top Islamic State commander who was a…

Iraqi officials: US captured top IS chemical arms engineer

BAGHDAD — U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State…

EU looks to refugee-laden Turkey to ease its migrant burden

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders will be looking to boost aid to…

Europe’s crisis worsens: Migrants face razor wire, tear gas

IDOMENI, Greece — Pressed against coils of razor wire and shouting "Help…

US Embassy says several Americans missing in Iraq

BAGHDAD — The U.S. Embassy confirmed Sunday that "several" Americans have gone…

Iraq must walk a fine line amid Iranian, Saudi tensions

BAGHDAD — While many Iraqi Shiites took to the streets in outrage…

After 1 million migrants, Europe’s borders are back

STOCKHOLM — Since it opened in 2000, the Oresund bridge between Sweden…

Obama vows to hit IS harder, says commandos now in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to accelerate the U.S.-led…

US sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force…