Iraqi Kurdish forces advance into IS-held town east of Mosul
Middle East / Politics

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance into IS-held town east of Mosul

NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with militants early on Monday as they advanced from two directions into a town held by the Islamic State group east of the city of Mosul. The offensive to reclaim the town of Bashiqa is part of the broader push to drive IS out … Continue reading

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The Latest: Scandinavian nations criticize Turkey on arrests
Middle East / Politics

The Latest: Scandinavian nations criticize Turkey on arrests

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and detentions in Kurdish areas of Turkey (all times local): 6:25 p.m. All three Scandinavian foreign ministers have summoned the Turkish ambassadors in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to explain the arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians. Borge Brende, foreign minister of Norway, which is outside the European Union, … Continue reading