- Roadside bomb kills 5 border officers in western Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security officials say a roadside bomb targeting a border guard convoy has killed five officers.
- Iraq's top cleric says government must genuinely seek change
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must show it was seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation.
- UK Iraq war inquiry chair defends decision to move slowly
LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain's inquiry into the Iraq war defended the time spent on the investigation Wednesday, arguing that while he understands the anguish of bereaved family members, being fair to decision makers was critical to the process.
- UN rights arm denounces executions in Iraq's Kurdish region
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. rights officials are denouncing the execution of a man and his two wives in Iraq's Kurdish region over the kidnapping and murder of two girls, saying they fear the self-ruled region may slide back toward use of the death penalty.
- Iraqi PM says defense of refinery town crucial to IS defeat
BAGHDAD (AP) — Winning the battle for control of an oil refinery town north of Baghdad is a key step toward defeating the Islamic State group, Iraq's prime minister said in remarks aired Tuesday, hours before a suicide attack killed 13 soldiers and allied militiamen in the western Anbar province.
- Islamic State suicide attacks targeting Iraqi outpost kill 8
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of Islamic State suicide car bombings targeting a military outpost in Anbar province killed eight soldiers and wounded six Monday, military and security officials said, the latest extremist attacks to hit beleaguered Iraqi forces in the region.
- 'Underground railroad' assists Iraqi refugees in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California nonprofit is running an "underground railroad" to assist Chaldean Catholics fleeing the turmoil in Iraq, its founder says.