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 ...

Allies finalize plans to defeat Islamic State

Jul 21, 2016

Allies finalize plans to defeat Islamic State

The United States gathered its allies in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group Wednesday and agreed on a plan to corner the jihadis in their final bastions. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters that an accelerated military effort would soon see the ...

Carter says U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

Jul 11, 2016

Carter says U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

U.S. and coalition forces will use the newly retaken air base in Qayara as a staging hub, as Iraqi security forces move forward in the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday as he arrived in ...