After a series of defeats, the Islamic State resorts to shock tactics
Analysis: As the group loses ground in Syria in Iraq, it is forced to resort to increasingly theatrical brutality to burnish an image of strength.
Jordan hangs two Iraqi militants as revenge against the Islamic State
The executions were a response to the killing of an imprisoned Jordanian fighter pilot.
Remains of 25 Yazidis found in Iraq mass grave
A peshmerga lieutenant colonel said the grave was found near Sinuni during a search for explosives that IS often leaves behind.
The Islamic State beheadings are firing up Japan’s hawks
Despite a pacifist constitution, Prime Minister Abe is demanding a more aggressive response to the terrorists, and a stronger Japan.
Pilot held by Islamic State puts Jordan's king in a tough spot
King Abdullah has defended the US-led campaign against the hardline group in Syria, saying moderate Muslims must take a stand.
Japan condemns 'despicable' IS hostage beheading claim
Prime Minister Abe, on the verge of tears, pledged not to back down and said he would increase humanitarian aid to the Middle East.
Survivors say Iraqi forces watched as Shia militias executed 72 Sunnis
Iraq's Shia-led government, backed by US-led airstrikes, has been trying to push back Islamic State since it swept through northern Iraq in June.
Here’s what moviegoers in Baghdad think of ‘American Sniper’
Portrayals of the Iraq War look a little different from Iraq.
Here is Boris Johnson not contributing in any way to the fight against the Islamic State
The mayor of London, like so many mayors, loves a photo op — even in a war zone.
Abe remains defiant, says Japan will never give in to terrorism
With one hostage remaining with the Islamic State, Abe said Sunday that Japan is 'not wavering at all on this policy.'
Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands release of remaining hostage
A video released Saturday allegedly showed a gaunt Kenji Goto in an orange T-shirt saying his colleague Haruna Yukawa had been executed.
IS threatens lives of 2 Japanese hostages in new video (LIVE BLOG)
The militant group says it will kill them unless it receives $200 million in ransom.
IS jihadists free 200 elderly Yazidis in north Iraq
'We already have names for 196 and there could be some more," said Khodr Domli, a leading Yazidi rights activist.
Did the Islamic State commit genocide? The Yazidis and Kurds say they did
The government of the autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq has begun a campaign to have IS attacks against Yazidis classified as genocide.
It's 2015. Time for some new US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
America's major wars are technically over, but there are still plenty of boots on the ground. Here's a look at the missions guiding US engagement this year.
This animation shows you why cluster bombs are so devastating to civilians
The US once dropped explosives in Afghanistan that, before detonation, looked an awful lot like humanitarian rations. Here's why they're still a problem there and beyond.
The devastating legacy of unexploded US ordnance in Iraq
Iraq is one of the most bombed-out places in the world, where an estimated 50 million landmines and other munitions that could detonate at any time.
Meet the Yazidi family heading the fight against the Islamic State
Generations of the Shasho family have left comfortable lives in Europe to fight on the Yazidi front lines in Iraq.
Thousands of Yazidi girls and women are still held by the Islamic State
With professional forces slow to come to their aid, young women held by IS rely on smugglers and death-defying luck to break free.
Kurdish women line up to take on the Islamic State
Kurdish women join the PKK in droves to fight the Islamic State, which has captured and enslaved up to hundreds of Yazidi women.
The Islamic State is waging war on technocrats
'All my old colleagues, they’re all gone, fled to Turkey or the Kurdish areas,' explained one former businessman in Mosul.
Kurdish group fighting Islamic State tells America: Stop calling us terrorists
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has become a de facto ally of the US in its fight against IS. Now it wants to be taken off the State Department's terror list.
Iraq Kurd chief visits Mt. Sinjar after siege broken
'We did not expect to achieve all these victories,' said Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani.
Kurdish forces claim victory over Islamic State on Iraq's Mount Sinjar
'The siege on the mountain has been lifted,' a Kurdish official told reporters.
America is building a Sunni army in Iraq to take on the Islamic State
Impatient with the Iraqi government's failure to arm Sunni groups to tackle the Islamic State, the US is taking matters into its own hands.
Peter Kassig's beheading another sign of savagery from messianic killers who won't cease until stopped
News Analysis: But sending US troops into direct combat roles in Syria would be a mistake.
IS claims beheading of US aid worker Kassig
The Islamic State released a video Sunday that also showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel.
Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery
Iraqi forces broke the months-long siege by the Islamic State as America's top officer flew in to discuss the possibility of expanded war.
Iraqi government forces are reportedly close to key refinery held by IS
Islamic State fighters seized the city of Baiji and surrounded the sprawling refinery in June during a lightning campaign through northern Iraq.
Extremist group that killed hundreds in Egypt pledges allegiance to the Islamic State
The 'caliphate' is growing.
The borders of the Middle East are being redrawn by force (VIDEO)
The Islamic State is trying to change the map created after World War I. America's Kurdish allies have a different outcome in mind.