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Somali-Americans leave homes, friends in Minnesota to fight alongside ISIS jihadis

As many as 15 Somali-American men have left their homes in Minnesota in recent months to travel to the Middle East and join up with ISIS, the jihadist army at war with Syria and Iraq, according to <b>Minnesota Public Radio</b>.<p>The fighters appear to have made the decision to go fight with Islamic State of …

Iraq crisis: Rutba latest western town to fall to Isis

<b>Sunni militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province - the fourth in two days.</b><p>Fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) captured Rutba, 90 miles (150km) east of Jordan's border, officials said.<p>They earlier seized a border crossing to Syria and two towns in …

Third Brit in Isis video 'comes from Aberdeen'

A man named locally as Raqib is believed to have spent both primary and secondary school in Scotland before joining Islamic radicals is Iraq<p>A third British man in a terrorist propaganda video posted by Isis, the Islamic radicals advancing in Iraq, has been identified as coming from Aberdeen.<p>Named …

Uneasy Standoff in Iraq Between Kurds and ISIS

MOSUL, Iraq — A standoff is setting in along a 600-mile stretch of territory between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the swath of land controlled by the Sunni militants who are sweeping parts of the country.<p>The stare-down is so tense that in some places only a few hundred yards separate the Kurds …

Isis advance threatens Iraq's very future, claims John Kerry

Iraq's "very future" will be determined in the coming days, the most senior US diplomat, John Kerry, said on Monday as he urged the country's feuding leaders to form a government and confront the jihadist surge currently splintering the country.<p>Promising "intense and sustained" support to Iraq, the …

Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

BAGHDAD (AP) — Warning of the "existential threat" posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take …

Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'

<b>Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad.</b><p>The refinery had been under siege for 10 days with the militant offensive being repulsed several times.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Irbil, northern Iraq, for a second day of talks …

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Baghdad Bomb Blitz Feared as Next Stage of ISIS Offensive

With ISIS forces nearing Baghdad's city limits, U.S. officials don't believe the relatively small, ill-equipped army of Islamic militants will be able to take the city by a frontal assault. Instead, they fear that ISIS will terrorize Baghdad by launching a wave of suicide bombings and possibly …

Western-born jihadists rally to ISIS's fight in Iraq and Syria

The extremist Sunni militants sweeping across Iraq may have a singular goal, but there's a broad coalition of recruits from outside of the Middle East willing to help them achieve it.<p>The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, wants to establish an Islamic state stretching from northern …

UN: At least 1,075 killed in Iraq in June

GENEVA (AP) — More than 1,000 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq this month as Sunni insurgents overtook key areas …

Kerry Says U.S. Air Strikes in Iraq Would Be 'Act of Irresponsibility'

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday ruled out U.S. air strikes in Iraq so long as its government remains fractured along sectarian lines and …

Kurdish leader cites 'new reality' in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has …

Iraqis use Firechat messaging app to overcome net block

<b>Iraqis have been turning to an app which allows group messages to be sent between phones, without the need for an internet connection, in an effort to circumnavigate government restrictions.</b><p>About 40,000 users downloaded Firechat last week, compared with 6,600 over the previous few months, the …

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IRS head contends 'no evidence' crime committed in email loss

Republicans in Congress aren't buying the contention by the head of the Internal Revenue Service that he has seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the targeting of the Tea Party and other political groups before the 2010 and 2012 elections.<p>On …

Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged leaders of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.<p>Security forces fought Sunni armed factions for control of the country’s …

Released Sudanese Christian woman detained at airport

A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith -- and then released -- was detained with her family on Tuesday as they tried to leave the African country.<p>Her legal team told CNN that Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two …

Ukraine: both sides claim to honour truce but not everyone respects peace plan

As separatist leaders of two eastern Ukraine regions claim they are observing a ceasefire called by President Petro Poroshenko, a spokesman from the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic spoke about the president’s peace plan which includes a buffer zone, decentralisation, and early …