Shooting Blind Into Tikrit
March 29 2015 1:49 PM EDT
The soldiers on the front line in Tikrit have no idea where ISIS, their enemy, actually is.
At The Battle for Tikrit, Waiting — And More Waiting
March 27 2015 4:37 PM EDT
Militiamen ready to fight are forced to sit idle as the push to retake the Iraqi city from ISIS is stalled for yet another day.
In Tikrit, The Iraqi Army 'Just Doesn't Exist'
March 26 2015 10:11 PM EDT
The volunteer militiamen fighting ISIS say they are doing battle on their own, with no help from Baghdad -- or Washington.
'Today Will Be A Big War'
March 26 2015 11:47 AM EDT
Iraqi militias have been waiting for days for a strategy to retake Tikrit. Now they say they're ready.
Sunni-Shia Rift Stalls The Battle For Tikrit
March 23 2015 1:18 PM EDT
The fight against ISIS is stalled in Tikrit as the military looks for ways to make Sunni and Shia work together.
Sunni Iraqis Prefer Fighting ISIS Alone
March 20 2015 11:50 AM EDT
Due to sectarian mistrust, the police in Anbar province are recruiting local Sunnis to fight ISIS instead of relying on the Iraqi military.
Netanyahu's Fourth Term: A Surprising Moderate?
March 18 2015 12:58 PM EDT
If Netanyahu keeps his campaign promises, he would further alienate Washington. He may take a more moderate line.
It's A Victory For Netanyahu’s Likud
March 17 2015 11:20 PM EDT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli election, but now the hard work of coalition-building begins.
Syrian Activists Pay Heavy Price For Disseminating Information
March 16 2015 1:25 PM EDT
Besides Assad, activist storytellers also have to worry about ISIS' repression. Some have paid with their lives.
‘No Such Thing As The Free Syrian Army’
March 14 2015 9:14 AM EDT
Four years after the Syrian Civil War began, the men who took up arms against Bashar Assad have been absorbed by extremist groups.
Ramadi May Be Site Of Next Battle Between ISIS, Iraqis
March 12 2015 12:55 PM EDT
The Islamic State group, which is struggling to hold Tikrit, appears focused on Ramadi, the Anbar provincial capital.
GOP Letter To Iran Met With Silence In The Middle East
March 11 2015 6:16 PM EDT
The Republican missive to Tehran has Washington frenzied, but in the Mideast it was met with a deafening silence.
ISIS Goes On Offensive To Defend Raqqa
March 11 2015 5:20 PM EDT
The Islamic State group is trying to fend off a potentially disastrous Kurdish attack on its headquarters in Raqqa.
Fighting ISIS With 'Tunnel Warfare'
March 10 2015 6:11 PM EDT
Bereft of U.S. weapons, Iraqi soldiers and Sunni tribes are fighting the Islamic State group with a brutally effective method.
Rebel Defections In Syria Are 'Bad News For The US'
March 07 2015 7:40 AM EST
The U.S. is vetting new rebels to arm, but can they defeat Bashar Assad without help in Aleppo?
Getting Around Russia For Natural Gas, Via Turkey
March 05 2015 12:00 PM EST
Europe wants to decrease its dependency on Russian energy. Turkey says it has a solution.
In The Mideast, Iran’s Nuclear Power Is A Side Conversation
March 03 2015 3:13 PM EST
In the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear power is not the top issue. The focus is on fighting ISIS.
Al Qaeda Group Defeats US-Backed Rebels In Syria
March 02 2015 12:56 PM EST
The disintegration of Harakat Hazzm marks a turning point for the fight to control the surroundings of Syria's biggest city and economic center.
Some US-Allied Sunni Leaders Are Working With ISIS, Fighters Say
February 27 2015 2:30 PM EST
Some of Anbar province’s Sunni tribal leaders are allied with the U.S. but working with the Islamic State group.
The Fear Of An Iran Freed From Sanctions
February 26 2015 3:56 PM EST
The Middle East is more worried about Iran re-entering the world market than it is about a nuclear weapon.