By Sargon George Donabed and Daniel Joseph Tower
In June 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS) gave Christian residents of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul (ancient Nineveh), an ultimatum: conversion, expulsion, payment of jizya (a tax on non-Muslims), or death.
By Ali Mamouri
With elections scheduled for May, political parties in Iraq are busy forming alliances and gearing up for the campaign. Of note, slogans promoting political Islam are remarkably scarce.
By Lefteris Pitarakis and Sarah El Deeb
HASSA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee.
(Reuters) -- Iraq's Supreme Federal Court on Sunday ruled against calls by Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers to delay a parliamentary election, expected to be called for May, to allow hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war to return home.
(Reuters) -- Iraq's parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands of war-displaced people to return home.
By Carlotta Gall and Anne Barnard
ISTANBUL -- Turkish artillery fired shells into the northern Syrian region of Afrin on Friday as Turkey's defense minister announced a military operation against American-backed Kurdish militias, despite warnings from the United States.