Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants
1 Sep. 20142:44 PM ET
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.
Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest
1 Sep. 20141:26 PM ET
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.
Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq
1 Sep. 20141:20 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.
UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes
1 Sep. 201412:45 PM ET
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.
Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US
1 Sep. 20144:23 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.