1. Israel Endorsed Kurdish Independence. Saladin Would Have Been Proud. Foreign, Yesterday

    Present-day politics may have been less important than a long shared history between the Kurds and the Jews.

  2. Pressure Mounts on Iraqi Kurds to Cancel Independence Vote Foreign, September 21

    In a region where few people agree on anything, neighbors and allies are pressing the Kurds to delay a vote they say could unleash violence.

  3. Manafort Working on Kurdish Referendum Opposed by U.S. Washington, September 20

    President Trump’s former campaign chairman has continued soliciting international business even as his past international work is under investigation.

  4. A Family’s Return to Mosul Video, September 19

    Thousands have been returning to western Mosul after Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of the city. The Salman family moves back amid risks and widespread damage to their neighborhood. They now hope to rebuild.

  5. Iraq Leader Says He Will Use Force if Kurdish Referendum Turns Violent Foreign, September 16

    If Iraq is “threatened by the use of force outside the law,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview, “then we will intervene militarily.”

  6. For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons Foreign, September 9

    A referendum on Kurdish independence is favored by Kurds and opposed by every major power in the region.

  7. Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations Foreign, September 9

    President Trump brokered a phone call with the leaders of Qatar and Saudi Arabia that later resulted in dueling, ill-tempered statements.

  8. Iraqi Kurdistan’s Referendum Isn’t About Independence Op Ed, September 6

    Kurdish leaders hope the referendum will draw the outside world’s attention to the Kurds’ dysfunctional relationship with the Iraqi government.

  9. For Kurdish Independence Letters, September 4

    The Kurdistan Regional Government’s representative in Washington takes issue with an editorial.

  10. Suicide Attack Kills Seven at Iraqi Power Station Foreign, September 2

    At least three gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the state-run power station near Samarra, forcing it to shut down.

  11. ISIS Is on Its Heels, but Fighting to the Death Washington, September 2

    American officials say the pace of the fight against the Islamic State is not slowing, even as the militants’ territory continues to shrink.

  12. Tal Afar After Liberation From ISIS: Battered but Still Standing Foreign, September 1

    Iraqi commanders attributed the comparatively light damage to an escape corridor they had purposely left so the fighters would flee into the desert.

  13. Officials Eye Euphrates River Valley as Last Stand for ISIS Washington, August 31

    Even with the Islamic State on the run, U.S. advisers grapple with political and military problems in wresting Iraqi and Syrian towns from extremists.

  14. ISIS Loses Another City to U.S.-Backed Iraqi Forces Foreign, August 31

    The battle for Tal Afar, which lasted just 11 days, was another sign that the militant group’s days of administering territory are numbered.

  15. U.S. Airstrikes Block Convoy Transferring ISIS Fighters Foreign, August 30

    American airstrikes stranded a convoy of 670 ISIS militants in the middle of Syria, as other warplanes bombed fighters coming to their rescue.

  16. Many Shades of the U.S. at War Op Ed, August 30

    Visits to key military bases create contrasting impressions, including between service members and their commander in chief.

  17. Hints of Trigonometry on a 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet Science, August 29

    Scholars have debated for decades the purpose of 60 numbers written on a small clay tablet. Two Australian mathematicians believe they have figured it out.