Iraqi peshmerga advance near Islamic State bastion of Mosul

Aug 15, 2016

Iraqi peshmerga advance near Islamic State bastion of Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have retaken five villages east of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in an operation launched early Sunday. U.S.-backed Kurdish forces known as peshmerga aim to “clear several more villages” in “one of many shaping operations” that will increase ...

Aug 10, 2016

Eleven premature babies die in fire at Baghdad hospital

At least 11 prematurely born babies were killed in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday on a maternity ward in a Baghdad hospital, the health ministry said. It said an electrical fault probably caused the fire. Seven other babies ...

Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech

Jul 31, 2016

Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech

With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump’s America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain. In a well-received Democratic convention speech, Muslim lawyer ...