Iraq: ISIS Stones Two Men to Death for AdulteryGrisly photos from Nineveh province in northern Iraq shows Islamic state execution.
Turkey Battles Iran In Strategic Chess GameTurkey is worrying more and more about Iranian power, but think they might have left themselves exposed.
Iraq: No DNA to Test Body of 'Saddam Deputy'Iraq's health ministry does not have DNA results from a close relative of Izzat al-Duri that could determine whether he was killed.
Erdogan: ISIS is a 'Virus'Turkish President launches one of his strongest attacks yet against the Islamic State.
US Carries Out Second 24-Hour Blitz Against ISISCoalition unleashes 22 airstrikes over past 24 hours, targeting Islamic State positions north and west of Baghdad.
UN: 114,000 Flee Iraq's Ramadi AreaWar with ISIS escalates refugee problem, with 2.7 million people displaced from Iraq in 2014.
Ex-Hussein Intel Officer Planned ISIS's RiseReport based on newly revealed documents shows how former chief officer under Iraq's dictator made 'blueprint' for ISIS's Syria conquest.
Iraq Regains Control of Oil Refinery Over ISISBaghdad makes incremental progress in fighting ISIS, clears the group out of sensitive oil refinery after 10-month struggle.
Iraq Examining Reports that Saddam's Deputy KilledIraq to test the body of a man killed in clashes with pro-government forces who may be former vice president Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri.
Visit 'Sacred' Site Where ISIS Massacred Shi'itesTigris waterfront at Hussein's ex-palace in Tikrit has turned into a pilgrimage destination - and is where the tide turned against ISIS.
Iraqi PM: We Welcome Iran's AssistanceIraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi welcomes Iran's assistance in the fight against ISIS but warns Tehran to respect Iraq's sovereignty.
ISIS Seizes Parts of Iraq's Largest RefineryISIS jihadists break into Iraq's massive Baiji oil refinery and seize some of its facilities.
UN to Visit Iraq, Syria to Address Sexual ViolenceUN envoy to make Middle East tour to speak about sexual violence in the context of terror, particularly by ISIS.
Kurdish Fighters Blow ISIS Suicide-Bomber Sky-HighSpectacular video shows Peshmerga scoring a direct hit on a jihadi truck-bomb - sending it hurtling through the air... for a while.
ISIS 'Lost a Quarter of its Territory in Iraq'US military claims air campaign has helped Iraqi ground forces push back Islamic State; group still strong in Syria.
Car Bombs Kill Eight in BaghdadBombings mark resurgence of explosions in the capital since ISIS took over in 2014.
Speicher Massacre Victims Found at Hussein PalaceVictims thought to have been murdered in ISIS massacre of mostly Shi'ite recruits found in mass graves at Hussein's compound.
New MK Optimistic about Israeli-Kurdish FutureKsenia Svetlova of the Zionist Union, an expert in Arab and Kurdish affairs, sees growth in future ties with Kurds in Syria and Iraq.
Biden Says Iraq Doesn't Want to be Iran's 'Puppet'After Iran's very public role in Tikrit battle, Biden claims Iraq doesn't want to be 'vassal state,' says ISIS unified all Iraqis.
ISIS Completely Blows up Ancient City of Nimrud800-year-old city and archaeological treasure trove leveled by ISIS in new video, to 'remove idolatry.'
ISIS Releases 227 Yazidi CaptivesYazidis released in Kirkuk; second batch of prisoner releases in 2015.
Why Has Support for the Yazidis Disappeared?Expert explains fight of Iraqi minority group against ISIS, which is complicated by Kurds aligning closer with Iran.
Iraqi Forces Still Battling ISIS in TikritPockets of Islamic State fighters still pose a risk for Iraqi pro-government troops; ISIS attack kills seven, including police colonel.
US Christians Back Emerging Private War on ISISAs jihadists threaten to wipe out Iraqi Christians, their US coreligionists are backing a controversial private war against ISIS.
Christians Fight for Legacy versus ISISDecimated by 12 years of war in Iraq and Syria, Christians find refuge in Kurdistan and in a new militia.
The US is Under-Arming the Kurds against ISISAs ISIS employs modern equipment, the Kurds are not getting new weapons at the same time Iran makes gains instead.
Watch: ISIS Destroys Ancient Iraqi City of HatraIslamic State jihadists use pickaxes, assault rifles and sledgehammers to reduce UNESCO world heritage site to rubble.
Reports of Shi'ite War Crimes in TikritAmnesty International investigating reports that Iraqi forces and militias committing serious violations in conquering Tikrit from ISIS.
Amnesty Probing Iraqi Abuses in Tikrit TakeoverHuman rights group Amnesty International said Thursday it was investigating Iraqi forces for human rights violations in Tikrit battle.
Iraq: Militiamen Loot Tikrit After RecapturePro-government militiamen seen looting shops in the center of Tikrit, a day after it was recaptures from ISIS.
Iraq 'Liberates' Tikrit in Key ISIS DefeatWith help from US and Iran who vied for influence, Iraq takes back fortified city chalking up largest victory against ISIS yet - or did it?
Canadian Lawmakers Vote to Expand ISIS CampaignMotion to expand airstrikes against ISIS passes by a majority of 142 to 129, despite objections from opposition.
Iran: US Killed Two Revolutionary Guard AdvisorsUS offensive against ISIS in Tikrit killed two Iranian Revolutionary Guard advisors, Tehran claims; US denies.
Ban in Iraq, Where US and Iran Vie for InfluenceUN head meets Iraqi PM, president and FM for talks of an undisclosed nature, as US and Iran try to assert themselves in key Tikrit battle.
Japan Funds UNESCO Mission to Save Iraq's HeritageNew initiative to use satellite imaging and other tools to stop jihadists from destroying artifacts or selling them on black market.
US and Iran Vying for Influence in Tikrit BattleIran-backed militias pull back and US forces keen to give strong showing in fight against ISIS stronghold at Hussein's hometown.
First Iraqi Official Visits Assad Since War BeganIn first visit by senior official since outbreak of war in 2011, Iraqi FM meets with Syrian president, urges greater cooperation.
Iranian General in Iraq 'Whenever Needed'The commander of Iraq's Badr militia says that Iran's top officer provides assistance in Iraq "whenever we need him".
Ex-CIA Head Says Iran Greater Danger than ISISRebuking Obama rapprochement, Petraeus warns Iran is taking control in Iraq, and is an enemy of the US and its allies.
UN Report: ISIS May Have Committed GenocideReport listing atrocities committed by ISIS shows it is guilty of 'war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide' against Yazidis.
ISIS Beheads Four as Tikrit Advance SlowsAnti-ISIS advance slows significantly as Iraqi army and Shia militias encounter stiff resistance.
United States Concerned About ISIS Use of ChlorineAmerican military "concerned" about reports that ISIS jihadists used chlorine gas, but cannot confirm the account.
WHO Bemoans Lack of Treatment for Millions in IraqWorld Health Organization says more than five million in need of health services - but no funds to provide it.
Saddam's Tomb Levelled in Fighting for TikritTomb of Saddam Hussein virtually leveled in heavy clashes between ISIS and Iraqi forces fighting for Tikrit.
Hezbollah to Send Hundreds of Terrorists to IraqLebanese Shia terrorist group to send at least 800 elite fighters to battle ISIS in northern Iraq, according to pan-Arab paper.
Iraqi Forces Poised for Final Assault on TikritIraqi army and Shia Islamist militia forces surround last remaining ISIS jihadis, say they'll finish them off in '72 hours'.
Is ISIS Collapsing or Expanding?Iraq backed by Iran is retaking Tikrit stronghold and repulsing ISIS, even as the group gains alliances in Africa and threatens White House.
Iran Deepening Involvement in Iraq's War on ISISIraq welcomes Iranian soldiers, advisers on its soil as it fights to liberate Tikrit.
Iraq's First Christian Brigade Graduates'Tiger Guards,' formed from Assyrian force, takes on ISIS in Kurdish region of Iraq after graduating training.
Wary Iraqi Forces Tighten Noose on ISIS in TikritThousands of Iraqi soldiers, Shia militiamen and Sunni tribal fighters inching in on Islamic State under heavy attack.
Iraqi Forces Won't Be Rushed Into Final AssaultIraqi forces say that despite superior numbers and firepower, they do not want to rush assault to retake Tikrit from ISIS.
Australian Suicide Bomber 'Was Under Surveillance'Jake Bilardi, 18-year-old convert to Islam who left to join Islamic State, left bomb-making equipment in his Australian apartment.
Carter: Iran's Presence in Iraq 'Concerning'The presence of Iranian advisers in the Iraq battle for Tikrit is "concerning" to the United States, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
At Least 17 Killed in Attacks Around BaghdadAttacks in and around Baghdad, mostly bomb blasts, kill at least 17 people.
Could US Inaction against ISIS be a Trap for Iran?Expert suggests Obama admin trying to draw Iran into an Iraqi 'Vietnam' by letting it take the lead on the ground. Clever or misjudged?
Iraqi Forces Finally Enter ISIS-Controlled TikritOperation to capture key Islamic State stronghold making slow but steady progress, officers say.
Hayden 'Uncomfortable' with Iran's Role in IraqMichael Hayden says he is "uncomfortable" with Iran's growing influence in Iraq, made especially evident by offensive in Tikrit.