• Donald Trump Sep 12, 2018

    Despite Promised Help, Christian Refugees Struggle to Enter the US

    The Trump administration vowed to help vulnerable Christians around the world, but it is making it more difficult for Christian refugees to enter the United States, NBC News reported. The number of Christian refugees granted entry into the United States has dropped by more than 40 percent over the past year — a decline of nearly 11,000 refugees. Among those...

  • Iraq Nov 13, 2017

    Turkey Sends Aid to Iran-Iraq Quake Victims

    Turkey has dispatched emergency personnel and aid to northern Iraq following Sunday’s earthquake on the Iraq-Iran border as officials expressed their “deep sadness” at the tragedy. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said his country has taken immediate action to provide medical and food aid to northern Iraq. Kerem Kinik, Turkish Red Crescent’s vice president, told The Associated Press from Habur border...

  • Iraq Mar 7, 2017

    Iraqi Troops Capture Mosul Government Complex: Official

    U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way on Tuesday into the heart of western Mosul, capturing the government complex in this part of the city from ISIS, a senior Iraqi military commander said. The advancing troops hoisted an Iraqi flag on the complex of buildings in the Dawasa neighborhood and hailed the federal police units behind the taking of the area...

  • The Associated Press Feb 24, 2017

    Iraqi Forces Advance in Mosul, Strike ISIS Inside Syria

    As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country’s air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants. Meanwhile, at least 60 people were killed in IS attacks near a key northern Syrian town captured only a day earlier from the extremists...

  • The Associated Press Feb 24, 2017

    Iraq Retakes Mosul Airport Amid Cautious Advances Against ISIS

    Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city’s airport, where they took control of the runway.

  • Iraq Feb 16, 2017

    Baghdad Car Bomb Claimed by Islamic State Kills 55

    A car bomb at a Baghdad auto dealership killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 60 on Thursday, Iraqi officials said....
    Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan confirmed the toll from the attack, which took place in the mainly Shiite al-Bayaa neighborhood....
    The Islamic State group claimed the bombing in an online statement circulated by its Aamaq news agency....

  • Iraq Nov 14, 2016

    Free From ISIS, Iraqi Kids Return to Classroom

    Education was another casualty of war for 1,000 children, most of whom are only now starting classes after two years without school, at an Iraqi camp for displaced people, NBC News reported. Their school is a tent, supplies donated hand-outs and their teachers are classmates’ parents who have never taught a day in their lives. But after years under ISIS...

  • Iraq Aug 22, 2016

    Video Shows Teen Stripped of Suicide Belt in Iraq

    In a chilling moment captured on video Sunday night, a would-be suicide bomber, just 14 years old, is stripped of his explosive belt in front of a crowd, NBC News reports. Officials say the teen tried and failed to detonate explosives in northern Iraq’s city of Kirkuk. Video shows the teenager quivering as Kurdish security forces hold his arms and...

  • Iraq Apr 1, 2016

    Mourners Gather to Honor Temecula Marine Killed in Iraq

    Family, friends and community members gathered in Temecula Friday to pay their respects to a U.S. Marine killed in a rocket attack in Iraq last month.

  • Afghanistan Apr 1, 2016

    Body of Temecula Marine Killed in Iraq Returns to Southern California

    The remains of a U.S. Marine from Temecula killed by an ISIS rocket fired in Iraq were returned to Riverside County in a somber welcome on Saturday.

  • Iraq Mar 21, 2016

    US Marine Killed by ISIS Rocket in Iraq Identified as 27-Year-Old From Temecula

    An American Marine from Temecula was killed in Iraq by indirect fire, defense officials announced Sunday.

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