Iraq advances to Asian Cup quarterfinals

Jan 20, 2015

Iraq advances to Asian Cup quarterfinals

Talismanic striker Younis Mahmoud was on target but also missed a penalty as Iraq overcame a stubborn Palestine 2-0 on Tuesday to set up an Asian Cup quarterfinal with old rival Iran. The 2007 champions were not at their best but goals by Mahmoud ...

Jan 20, 2015

Canadian soldiers exchange fire with Islamic State forces in Iraq

Canadian soldiers opened fire on Islamic State group extremists in Iraq over the last week in what a general said was Canada’s first ground firefight with the militants and an act of self-defense. Brig. Gen. Michael Rouleau, commander of special operations command, said Monday ...

McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat Islamic State

Jan 20, 2015

McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat Islamic State

U.S. Sen. John McCain on Monday urged the deployment of international ground forces to combat jihadis in Syria and Iraq, as he toured the Middle East with a Senate delegation. “For months we’ve been bombing (Syrian border town) Kobani and we still haven’t driven ...

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

Jan 18, 2015

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

The Islamic State group freed around 350 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority Saturday, delivering them to safety in the country’s Kurdish north. Almost all those released were elderly, disabled, or unwell, and included several infants with serious illnesses, according to a Reuters reporter who ...

Jan 14, 2015

Islamic State video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies'

The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their ...

Jan 7, 2015

U.S.-led strikes may have killed civilians: Pentagon

The U.S. military is investigating several incidents in which civilians may have been killed in coalition airstrikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday. The comments marked the first time the U.S. military has acknowledged that the air war may ...