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Tensions mount in Iraq's northern Kurdish region

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Tensions are high in Iraq's northern Kurdish-run region after a protester was killed following days of angry demonstrations against dominant political parties over salary payment de...

Iraq military says Turkish drone kills 2 senior commanders

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Turkish drone strike killed two senior Iraqi security officials, Iraq's military said Tuesday, marking the first time Turkey's operation to root out Kurdish rebels in Iraq's north pro...

Turkey targets Kurdish rebels in Iraq, killing 4 Yazidis

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Turkish airstrikes inside Iraq targeting members of an outlawed Kurdish rebel group have killed at least four minority Yazidi fighters allied with the rebels, an Iraqi army official...

Operation Holiday Express brings gifts to US troops in Syria

SHADDADEH, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of American troops based in Syria have received Christmas gifts thanks to Operation Holiday Express, launched by U.S.-led coalition forces from across the border in ne...

Attack in restaurant in northern Iraq kills Turkish diplomat

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat working at Ankara's consulate, Turkey's state-run ne...

Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of IS legacy

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of families in the Iraqi city of Mosul and elsewhere across the country face crushing discrimination because their male relatives were seen as affiliated with or supportin...

Yazidi mothers of children by IS face heartbreaking choices

DAHUK, Iraq (AP) — The 26-year-old Yazidi mother faces a heartbreaking choice. Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia and start a new life after the suffering the...

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...

Iraq holding hundreds of foreign IS family members

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials say they are holding more than 1,300 foreign women and children, the families of Islamic State fighters, at a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq. ...

Iraqis hold suspected militants in cramped, stifling prison

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Hundreds of suspected Islamic State members swept up by Iraqi forces in Mosul are being held in a cramped and stifling prison just outside the city. Associated Pre...

Islamic State attacks Iraq police base, 1 killed

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants have attacked a police base in a town that is being used as a staging ground for the Mosul offensive, killing at least one policeman. ...

Residents can play soccer again in Mosul, without IS rules

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — After months of fighting, Mosul residents can finally practice their favorite game again at a soccer field in the eastern part of the city — and this time without the restrictions i...