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.
UN says the Islamic State should be prosecuted for genocide against Yazidis in Iraq
UN Human Rights Council based its recommendation on interviews with more than 100 alleged victims and witnesses.
Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter
"I don't differentiate between Sunnis and Shiites," he said. "We are all one country and one Iraq."
Iraqi troops pause battle for Tikrit, await reinforcements
Islamic State fighters still hold about half the city.
250 Iraqi Sunnis join Iranian-backed Shiite militia to battle Islamic State
It would once have been all but unthinkable for a member of Iraq's Sunni Arab minority to join a Shiite militia, but opposition to IS is transcending deep-seated sectarian divisions.
An Iraqi offensive to dislodge the Islamic State from Tikrit seems to have stalled
IS militants have turned the city into a labyrinth of home-made bombs and booby-trapped buildings, and are using snipers to halt Iraqi progress.
Iraqi forces retake parts of Tikrit from the Islamic State
Driving the Islamic State out of Tikrit would be a much-needed and major victory for the Iraqi army.
Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient city in Iraq
The terrorist group's war on history marches on.
Meet the Syrian sheikh battling Islamic State ideology one mind at a time
'When the funding came from the sheikhs, people grew beards. When the funding came from the international community, people started to shave and wear suits.'
What 'cultural cleansing' looks like under the Islamic State
The militant group is destroying Iraq's ancient heritage.
Iraqi army and Shia militias launch attacks on IS strongholds north of Baghdad
In Salahuddin province, Islamic State militants control several strongholds including Tikrit, hometown of executed former president Saddam Hussein.
Islamic State militants attack Iraqi city of Samarra ahead of army offensive
Medical sources said Samarra hospital received the bodies of 14 Shia militia fighters and policemen.
Islamic State is just the latest radical group to destroy ancient art
From the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to the Taliban in Afghanistan, numerous movements have destroyed and stolen historic artifacts.