By Susan Crabtree
Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.
By Mustafa Mahmoud
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into the region after a Kurdish independence referendum, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.
By Megan Specia
When a summer heat wave hit Raqqa, nestled on the banks of the Euphrates River, children jumped into the fountain at the center of the Naem traffic circle to get some relief. The fountain, installed just three years earlier, had a colorful light display and a speaker that played music on holidays.
While the world hailed the fall of Raqqa to US-backed militias, the prospect of another war is emerging in the region. Most of the troops of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces entering Raqqa on Tuesday were Kurdish.
By Joshua W. Walker and Selma Bardakci
Long simmering tensions between the United States and Turkey exploded into a full diplomatic crisis a week ago Sunday after the U.S. Embassy in Ankara suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey.
By David Zucchino and Eric Schmitt
BAGHDAD -- When the Iraqi military battled Kurdish forces this week to reclaim the contested city of Kirkuk, the spectacle of one American-backed ally fighting another with American-supplied weapons was not the only incongruous sight.