Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Jun 28, 2016

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Dozens of homes were looted and burned as Fallujah was liberated from the Islamic State group, and Iraqi government forces Monday accused the retreating militants. Some provincial police, however, blamed the fires on Shiite militias operating with the federal police. The allegations of sectarian ...

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from IS

Jun 26, 2016

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from IS

A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was “fully liberated” from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation. Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under IS ...

Syria's Assad names new prime minister

Jun 22, 2016

Syria's Assad names new prime minister

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country. Assad tasked Khamis with forming a new government, the official news agency SANA reported. He is to submit his proposal for new ministerial appointments ...

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jun 22, 2016

Suicide blast prompts Jordan to shut last entry point for Syrian refugees

Jordan sealed its last entry point for Syrian refugees Tuesday after a cross-border suicide attack killed six members of the Jordanian security forces, wounded 14 and exposed the pro-Western kingdom’s growing vulnerability to spillover from conflict next door. The closure raised questions about the ...