Brian Rohan, The Associated Press

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry hold a press conference after their meeting, at Tahrir Palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Khaled Elfiqi/Pool photo via AP)
    US and Egypt pledge allegiance in ISIS fight raging in Sinai

    The United States and Egypt on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to battle Islamic militants in the Middle East as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo at the start of his week-long trip to the region.

  • Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen

    Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday.

  • Empowered Shiite militias poised to dominate key Iraq town

    On the road to Tal Afar, an Iraqi city near Syria that's been key to sectarian catastrophes in both countries over the past decade, a mosaic of rag-tag troops advancing against Islamic State militants have one symbol in common.

  • Iraqi forces assault 2 villages south of Mosul

    Iraqi forces on Tuesday assaulted villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of Islamic State fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance.

  • Local intel key in house-to-house battle for Iraq's Mosul

    When Islamic State militants in Mosul discovered that Ahmed's brother had served in the army, they went to his house, pulled him into the street, and shot him dead as his parents watched.

  • Iraqi special forces soldiers from the medical unit, carry an injured man who was wounded by a mortar shell at al-Tahrir neighborhood, on a field hospital at al-Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul city, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
    Airstrike hits Mosul bridge, disrupting Islamic State supply lines

    The airstrike was followed by intense fighting in an eastern Mosul neighborhood where Iraq's special forces are slowly advancing toward the city center, hampered by suicide car bombings, snipers and concern over the safety of civilians.

  • Iraqi troops face stiff resistance in eastern Mosul

    Iraqi troops faced stiff resistance Saturday from Islamic State militants as they pushed deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition, a senior military commander said.

  • Iraq troops slow Mosul advance as they clear neighborhoods

    Iraqi troops fired at positions held by the Islamic State group in and around the northern city of Mosul on Thursday but did not advance as they regrouped and cleared neighborhoods once occupied by the extremists, military officials said.