Apr 6, 2016

Two foreign hunters kidnapped in Iraq released

One of the roughly two dozen Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq this December has been freed along with an Asian who had accompanied the trip, the peninsular nation’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Authorities offered no details regarding their release, and did not give any ...

Trapped civilians slow Iraqi Army's battle against IS in Hit

Apr 3, 2016

Trapped civilians slow Iraqi Army's battle against IS in Hit

As ground forces push west across Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group, civilians are increasingly caught in the crossfire. Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces say an estimated 20,000 civilians are trapped in the small western town of Hit, where Iraqi forces have ...

Iraqi Christians fear extinction in wake of Islamic State onslaught

Mar 28, 2016

Iraqi Christians fear extinction in wake of Islamic State onslaught

Iraqi Christians gathered in Baghdad over the weekend to mark Easter, but celebrations were tempered by fears the Islamic State group would eradicate their shrinking community, even as the army launched a U.S.-backed offensive to retake Mosul, their ancestral homeland. In mid-2014, Christians in ...