1. Baghdad’s Fortified Green Zone Opens to Public After 15 Years Foreign, December 10

    The patch of land in the heart of Iraq’s capital — home to Saddam Hussein’s palaces, the American occupation and Parliament — had become a symbol of alienation.

  2. Nobel Peace Prize Winners Demand Global Action on Mass Rape Foreign, December 10

    At an awards ceremony, Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege bluntly condemned global inaction over the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

  3. Battered ISIS Keeps Grip on Last Piece of Territory for Over a Year Foreign, December 9

    Despite Kurdish, Iraqi and American forces arrayed against it, ISIS has been hanging onto its final patch in Syria — and still exporting trouble.

  4. ISIS Official Known for Caging Foes Is Captured by Iraq Foreign, November 30

    The captured operative was a midlevel official best known for having paraded captured Kurdish soldiers in cages.

  5. Two Decades After 9/11, Militants Have Only Multiplied Washington, November 20

    As many as 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters are operating in nearly 70 countries, a study finds, underscoring terrorist groups’ resilience and American policy failures.

  6. At Least 55 Killed in Bombing of Afghan Religious Gathering Foreign, November 20

    A suicide bomber targeted a ceremony at a wedding hall near Kabul’s international airport, wounding or killing more than 151 people.

  7. Egyptian Sentenced to Death in Killing of Christian Doctor Foreign, November 17

    A man accused of supporting the Islamic State was convicted in the stabbing death as the militants have targeted Egyptian Christians over their support for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

  8. Decorated Navy SEAL Is Accused of War Crimes in Iraq National, November 15

    Prosecutors say Edward Gallagher turned bloodthirsty on his eighth deployment, shooting civilians and stabbing a captive. His lawyer called the charges baseless.