The Latest: UNHCR soon to have shelters for 150,000 people

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):...

The Latest: Baghdad bombings kill at least 11

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):...

Limited gains in first week of Iraq's Mosul offensive

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KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages....

Pentagon chief in Irbil for closer assessment of Mosul fight

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the operation to wrest Mosul from the militants....

Iraqi parliament passes bill banning alcohol

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country's Christian community who rely on the business....

Mosul Today: Iraqi army advances after IS assault on Kirkuk

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of IS militants stormed into the northern city of Kirkuk, setting off two days of clashes and killing at least 80 people, mostly security forces....

Iraqi advances give hope to displaced Christians

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Raeda Paulos could hardly conceal her joy when the television inside her cramped trailer showed Iraqi forces raising the national flag over a church in her hometown, a day after it was freed from Islamic State rule....

US service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. military member assisting Iraqi forces in their push to retake Mosul was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday, marking the first American combat casualty in the campaign to oust the Islamic State group from its last major stronghold in northern Iraq....

US soldier killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- An American soldier died on Thursday from wounds sustained in a bombing in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said....

World diplomats seek post-battle plan for IS bastion Mosul

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PARIS (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister vowed Thursday to protect civilians fleeing the battle to oust Islamic State extremists from Mosul, as the offensive picked up speed and diplomats worked to ensure the gains are lasting - and that jihadists don't escape....
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