Aug 30, 2016

Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul push

An International human rights group says Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul. Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, citing testimony from witnesses and relatives, that two tribal militias in the ...

Aug 23, 2016

Iraq used torture to extract confessions from convicts, Amnesty says

Amnesty International on Monday condemned the hanging in Iraq of 36 men convicted of a mass killing of soldiers, saying some of their confessions were extorted under threats and torture. The watchdog called on the Iraqi authorities to establish a moratorium on executions and ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...

Aug 18, 2016

Cousin of Brussels attacks brothers now wanted by Belgium

Belgian authorities are hunting a cousin of the El Bakraoui brothers, who blew themselves up in the Brussels airport and metro attacks, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday. Oussama Atar, who spent years in jail in Iraq before returning to Belgium in ...