The Islamic State is growing and evolving. The strategy for fighting it? Not so much
Analysis: Recent brazen attacks seem to indicate that IS ideology is metastasizing.
Women in armed groups are more than just an exotic novelty
Commentary: Women fight wars, too, and can make or break peace. Female fighters returning from the field must be fully integrated into disarmament efforts.
Islamic State drowns, decapitates 'spies' in brutal new video
Videos of the killings are a propaganda tool used to attract new recruits to the fight.
It's not looking good for the world's most distinguished terrorist group
This is the current state of Al Qaeda.
These are just a few of the groups the Islamic State has persecuted
To the Islamic State, pretty much everyone is a target.
A year ago the Islamic State took its first major city. And what a year it has been
A lot has changed since the Islamic State first took Mosul.
Obama admits the US lacks 'complete strategy' to help Iraq fight IS
The president also said more progress was needed to stem the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq.
Tareq Aziz, voice of Saddam's brutal rule, dies at 79
He became one of the regime's best-known figures abroad thanks to his strong command of English.
How to defeat the Islamic State, according to Republican presidential candidates
Analysis: First, get more bombs.
Iraq exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves: minister
Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by jihadists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister says.
Iraq forces tighten noose around Ramadi
The provincial capital held off the Islamic State for more than a year, but was captured earlier this month after the jihadists launched a major offensive.
If Iraqi forces have their way, it’s going to be a bad week for the Islamic State
Iraq is launching a large-scale military offensive that it says will liberate Ramadi and regain control of Anbar province.
IS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border in jihadist surge
They now hold roughly 50 percent of the territory in Syria.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
U.S. admits two children killed in Islamic State campaign
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London cabbie bombmaker 'murdered US soldier in Iraq'
A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in the Iraq war was on Thursday convicted in a British court of murdering a US soldier eight years ago.
Shiite militias head for Iraq's Ramadi after IS takeover
They're hoping to reverse Baghdad's worst setback since it started winning back territory from the Islamic State late last year
The Islamic State takes another major Iraqi city
You might remember Ramadi. More than 1,300 American soldiers and Marines died there after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Jeb Bush reverses on Iraq war, highlighting difference with brother
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Jeb Bush says he would have authorized 2003 US invasion of Iraq
Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he would have authorized the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after Saddam Hussein's fall.
Just how many civilians have died in the West's campaign against the Islamic State?
Concerns are growing about the potential civilian toll ahead of a planned offensive against the Islamic State in Mosul, a crowded city of 1.5 million.
Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital
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Car bombings kill 15 in the Baghdad area
More than 45 were wounded in the attacks.
Islamic State attacks Iraq's Anbar Province
Just days after government forces wrest control of Tikrit.
VIDEO: The Islamic State is digging tunnel systems to ambush its enemies
It's also using them to evade airstrikes.
What happens in Kirkuk could determine the future of Iraq
The Kurds have long laid claim to the city of Kirkuk. Now that they're defending it from the Islamic State, they're unlikely to let it go.
Iraq's army and Kurds will join forces to retake Mosul
Even if the Islamic State’s various enemies present a united front, the battle for Mosul will probably be a messy one.
Iraq's Christians fear no one can protect them from the Islamic State
Christians living under the threat of the Islamic State fear their ancient community is under threat.
Looting and lynching in Tikrit bodes ill for Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State
Can Iraq win back Sunni cities without further deepening the sectarian resentment that allowed the militant group to capture those areas in the first place?
Special Report: After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting and lynching
The mayhem and violence in Tikrit risk signaling to Sunni Iraqis that the central government is weak and not trustworthy.
The US isn’t the only country that sentences innocent people to death
40 percent of the world's capital punishment nations realized they had the wrong suspects last year, a new Amnesty International report finds.