Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi slapped an Israeli soldier outside her home in the West Bank. When the video went viral, she became a lightning rod for the Israeli right, and a heroine of sorts to the left.
Yahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.
Iraqi Kurds, who voted for independence in a nonbinding referendum, have lost oil-rich Kirkuk to government forces, allegedly supported by Iranian militias. Kurdish leaders accuse the U.S. of helping their enemies, including known terrorists.
The Kurdish people are taking an enormous step to claim their own country in northern Iraq. A referendum vote to secede from the country and become an independent Kurdistan will take place on September 25.
Bodies of dead Islamic State fighters still lay in the streets of west Mosul. The stench of death, a mixture of bodily waste and rotting flesh, mingled with the smell of garbage that hung in the air. As Iraqi forces extend their control over the city, killing or chasing away remaining ISIS fighters
The operation to retake Mosul from ISIS has been a success, but it has come at a heavy price of destruction and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians.
ABOARD USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH — Under a blanket of stars, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, miles from the coast of Greece, a U.S. Navy carrier is bustling with activity. Twinkling lights in the distance that look like stars move fast toward the ship, but they are F/A-18 fighter planes returning
The Great Mosque of al-Nuri, a revered symbol of Islamic history, is destroyed, a victim of clashes between the Iraqi Army and an increasingly embattled ISIS.
ERBIL, IRAQ — Two hours away from Islamic State-controlled territory in northern Iraq, where Iraqi forces are closing in, an American woman from Texas, Shara Kenworthey, 28, sits with a needle in her front room bent over a client, tattooing his skin. Kenworthey, a lean woman with stretched ear lobes
ERBIL, IRAQ – At West Emergency Hospital in Erbil, five small children lie in beds, along with their mother, all wrapped in bandages, with chemical burns from a mortar attack that hit their house.
Amid conflicting signals from the Trump administration about plans to relocate the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinian officials warn that the move could doom peace talks and end hope for a two-state solution in the region. The embassy in Tel Aviv, approximately 45 miles from
A Yazidi family recently gathered near a peshmerga checkpoint on the road to Shingal in Iraq, anxiously awaiting a woman who had been rescued from the Islamic State in Syria. As the sun set over northern Iraq, a truck approached and the sobs and cries from the family grew louder. Wahida, 35, stepped
Batnay, Iraq — Among the Kurds of northern Iraq, the news of Donald Trump’s election win has stirred hope and eager speculation about the role of the Kurdish people and the military, particularly in the fight against the Islamic State.
QADISIYAH, IRAQ — An explosion went off outside the safe house where Iraqi Counter Terrorism Services Gen. Abdulwahab al-Saadi kept watch over his men. Another suicide car bomb had detonated.
Matt Willingham of Preemptive Love Coalition stands at the Qayyarah checkpoint, where burning oil still consumes the area. Northern Qayyara, Iraq — The smoke rose at the edge of northern Qayyara, just over 40 miles south of Mosul in Iraq.