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Iraq's IS trials bring swift verdicts, almost all guilty

TEL KEIF, Iraq (AP) — The entire trial lasted just over half an hour. A grey-haired man was led into the defendant's booth. He fidgeted as the judge read the charges against him: Swearing allegiance t...

IS claims car bomb attack in eastern Libya, 6 killed

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities say six people were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint in eastern Libya, in an attack claimed by the local affiliate of the Islamic State group. ...

Islamic State haunts northern Iraq months after its defeat

BAGHDAD (AP) — On a desolate highway in northern Iraq last week, nine federal police officers packed into a large SUV were stopped at a checkpoint they had never seen before. Behind them, a taxi carry...

IS attack on military academy in Afghan capital kills 11

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attac...

Islamic State group claims attack on Pakistan lawmaker

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Islamic State group said it carried out a brazen suicide attack on a Pakistani lawmaker in southwest Baluchistan province on Friday that killed 25 people despite a protract...

Activists: Airstrikes in northern and eastern Syria kill 20

BEIRUT (AP) — An overnight airstrike likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition struck an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens, opposit...

Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut US victories

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and...

Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from its last ma...

Egypt denies Osama bin Laden's son entry

CAIRO (AP) — Security officials at Cairo International Airport say Omar bin Laden, son of the former leader of al-Qaida Osama bin Laden, has been denied entry to the country and was deported to Turkey...

Iraqi special forces poised on eastern edge of Mosul

BAZWAYA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces stood poised to enter Mosul in an offensive to drive out Islamic State militants after sweeping into the last village on the city's eastern edge Monday while ...

Shiite militias join the battle as Iraqis push toward Mosul

SHURA, Iraq (AP) — State-sanctioned Shiite militias joined Iraq's Mosul offensive on Saturday with a pre-dawn assault to the west, where they hope to complete the encirclement of the Islamic State-hel...

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels launched a broad offensive for Aleppo Friday as the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers vowed to intensify their fight against terrorism in the country. ...

Iraqi advance on Mosul slows after day of fighting

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish commanders said Tuesday they paused their advance on Mosul, a day after the start of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city, which is expected ...

Dead Canada attack suspect prepared martyrdom video

TORONTO (AP) -- A tip from the FBI triggered what Canadian police on Thursday called a "race against time" as police scrambled to identify and locate a balaclava-wearing would-be suicide bomber they f...