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US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in Syria

...Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Associated Press writers Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey; Bassem Mroue in Beirut; Vivian Salama in Baghdad; Barry Hatton in Lisbon, Portugal and Josh Lederman and Wendy Benjaminson in Washington contributed to this report.
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Saudi Arabia: Islamic State attacks stopped, 400 held

...roadside bomb on a commercial street in Baghdad's Dora district Saturday killed four people and wounded seven. North of Baghdad, a roadside bomb on a commercial...Abdul-Zahra reported from Baghdad. Associated Press writers Vivian...
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ISIS looks for collaborators after taking key Iraqi city

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants searched door-to-door...Islamic State group on other fronts north of Baghdad in recent months. But they have also been...Dossein Dehghan, to make a surprise visit to Baghdad for urgent talks with Iraqi leaders. He...
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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

BAGHDAD - As it moves to try to reverse the stunning...territory 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, but also large stocks of weapons abandoned...desert province."We all know that the Baghdad government has no trust in the Sunni tribes...
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Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

BAGHDAD - It's the modern era's military strategy...strategic Iraqi town a short drive from Baghdad.? It is battling to a tie around the Associated Press bureau chief in Baghdad. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter...
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Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

...April, but lost Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province west of Baghdad, last month. It was a repeat of the meltdown government forces...Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut, Vivian Salama in Baghdad and Nancy Benac in Washington contributed to this report.
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Outside editorial: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

...chance, however, that the National Guard law will be passed in Baghdad, because Iran opposes it and has pressed its allies in the...administration insists on funneling all arms for Sunni tribes through Baghdad, where Iran's Shiite proxies ensure that the Sunnis never...
Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...The U.S. is pushing for a more inclusive government in Baghdad that is representative of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, Iraq's...through the central government in combating IS.He asked whether Baghdad should be told, "time's up," and the U.S. cannot afford...
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Irate French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

...holding our driver hostage," Love tweeted. "They're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad,"The French government was aghast, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls lamenting: "These incidents give a deplorable image...
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France: Top suspect in 1982 attack on Paris arrested

...the Rome and Vienna airports in 1985 in which 18 people were killed.The notorious Abu Nidal himself was found dead in his Baghdad apartment in August 2002. Iraqi authorities said Abu Nidal, whose real name is Sabri al-Banna, committed suicide.The...
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