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40,000 Iraqis stranded on Sinjar mountain after Islamic State death threats

Tens of thousands of members of Iraqi religious minority groups are dying of heat and thirst on Mount Sinjar, human rights groups say, after death threats from Islamic State - formerly Isis<p>Tens of thousands of members of Iraqi religious minority groups driven from their homes for fear of the …

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Iraq's largest Christian town abandoned as Isis advance continues

Iraq's largest Christian city was all but abandoned on Thursday as the jihadist advance through minority communities in the country's north-west rampaged towards the Kurdish stronghold of Erbil.<p>UN officials said an estimated 200,000 new refugees were seeking sanctuary in the Kurdish north from …

Will anyone stop ISIS?

If you're following the news about ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, you might think you've mistakenly clicked on a historical story about barbarians from millennia ago.<p>In a matter of months, the group seized territory in both Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate, …

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq to counter militants

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he's authorized "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq to protect American personnel and help Iraqi forces.<p>"We do whatever is necessary to protect our people," Obama said. "We support our allies when they're in danger."<p>A key concern for U.S. officials: dozens …

Windows 9 will kill Microsoft's awkward Charms menu, introduce virtual desktops

Microsoft is stepping even further back from its Windows 8 vision in the next major version of Windows. Alongside a new Start Menu and windowed "Metro-style" apps, Microsoft is planning to remove its Charms bar, an overlay used to access search, share, the Start Screen, devices, and settings. While …