Kurdish forces launch offensive to take back Sinjar in northern Iraq
Sinjar's fall more than a year ago partly compelled the US to launch its air campaign.
How Ahmad Chalabi helped George W. Bush invade Iraq
A key lobbyist for the US-led invasion of Iraq, who was blamed for providing false intelligence to justify it, died of a heart attack Tuesday.
A daily hustle to survive: This is the life of a Syrian refugee
The often unbearable existence of a Syrian refugee drives some to unthinkable acts.
Report: US to overhaul rebel force fighting IS in Syria
The effort amounts to an admission that the fledgling force is failing to be effective.
Islamic State No. 2 killed in US drone strike: White House
Haji Mutazz, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy in Iraq, was reportedly killed on Tuesday in a US drone strike on a car outside Mosul.
Islamic State mortar shells test positive for mustard gas: US military
The traces of mustard gas, if confirmed in further tests, could indicate the use of chemical weapons by the Islamic State.
To save world heritage sites from destruction, the US should bring back Monuments Men
Commentary: The US can provide resources to prevent the destruction of antiquities threatened by groups like the Islamic State.
Islamic State claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad's Sadr City
A statement circulated online by IS supporters said the blast had targeted what it called a stronghold of the 'charlatan army' and Shiite militias.
Turkey's airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq are also killing civilians
Turkey began bombing bases belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) in the Qandil Mountains late last month.
The US has been bombing the Islamic State for a year. What has been achieved?
Analysis: Certain figures paint a rosy picture of the anti-IS campaign. But numbers can be misleading.
More than 450 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State
'The present Coalition policy of downplaying or denying all claims of non-combatant fatalities risks handing Islamic State and other forces a powerful propaganda tool.'
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
Iraqi forces gear up to take back Ramadi
First Ramadi, then Fallujah. The two cities now under Islamic State control are only a few dozen miles outside of Baghdad.
David Cameron says Iraq War has almost nothing to do with why people join the Islamic State
Analysis: It's no surprise that Western government officials would want to downplay the impact of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the UK prime minister went further than that.
IS executes journalist in Iraq's Mosul
Jala al-Abadi was taken from his home with his phone and laptop on June 4 and executed on Wednesday by firing squad after being sentenced by an IS court.
Islamic State claims suicide car bomb that kills more than 100 in Iraq
The blast brought down several buildings in Khan Bani Saad, about 20 miles northeast of Baghdad, crushing to death people who were celebrating the end of Ramadan.
The Pentagon is bragging about destroying war machines the Islamic State probably got from the US
The US military wants you to know that it has blown up lots of things in Iraq and Syria. It doesn't mention how the Islamic State got all these things.
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.