Iraq says Iran informed it of imminent missile attack on US forces
Iran launched 22 missiles at Iraqi bases housing US and other coalition troops early Wednesday in response to the killing of senior Revolution Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad last week. In its first statement hours later, premier Adel Abdel Mahdi's office said it had been warned.
Opinion: Sweet revenge for Iran would be to push US out of Iraq
President Donald Trump said Tuesday it isn’t the right time for the U.S. to p...
Turkey threatens to 'crush' Kurds in case they fail to withdraw
Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo flew to Ankara, to attend a meeting with the Turki...
CIA got initial tip-off from one of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wives and a courier: Report
The Central Intelligence Agency worked closely with Iraqi and Kurdish intelligence officials in Iraq and Syria to identify more precisely Baghdadi's whereabouts and to put spies in place to monitor his periodic movements, the report said.
Anatomy of a raid - how the United States took out Baghdadi
The US began to receive intelligence on the whereabouts of Baghdadi around a month ago, including some "helpful" information from the Kurds and were able to "scope out" his exact location two weeks ago.
Syria welcomes India's statement on Turkey; slams countries supporting terror
The envoy also said, "Turkey supports terror and all countries who support Turkey, support terror". He said this in response to a question on Pakistan extending support to Turkey's military offensive in Syria.
Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits US-backed Kurdish forces
The US troop withdrawal has left America's Kurdish allies vulnerable to an attack from Turkey. Ankara views the Kurdish forces as terrorists aligned with insurgents inside Turkey.
Why the Iran military parade attack is significant
Iran had enjoyed relative stability compared to Arab neighbours who have grappled with political and economic upheaval touched off by popular uprisings in 2011.
Turkey crisis risks souring military ties with US
US President Donald Trump last week announced new tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, causing the country's currency to plummet, over his frustration with Ankara's continued detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.
US pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States ramped up pressure Wednesday on Iraq's Kurds to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening to withdraw international support for negotiations with Baghdad if the vote isn't scrapped.
Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds
The Iraqi central government forces have advanced into Kirkuk province largely unopposed as most Peshmerga forces withdrew without a fight.
Friend or foe? Bashar al-Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey
Pro-government forces and Kurdish-led forces have fought each other elsewhere in Syria and Damascus opposes the Kurds' demands for autonomy.
Kurds battle IS jihadists around Syria's Kobane: Monitor
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) had seized a village on Saturday as they battle to expel IS.
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