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The Iraqi government announced Saturday that it would temporarily halt the battle to re-take Mosul from IS jihadists after reports emerged of heavy civilian casualties.

Secretary of State Tillerson: "Degradation of ISIS is not the end goal. We must defeat ISIS".

An ad hoc arrangement that curtailed conflict in a Syrian flashpoint town could be a blueprint in other areas of Syria and Iraq for peace and stability once IS fighters have been routed.

The U.N. is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organization's creation. Without funding and full, safe and unimpeded access for aid workers, people will die.

John Sopko’s message to the Afghan people is simple: Corruption kills.

The new plan by the U.S. to counter Islamic State in Syria and Iraq involves the deployment of 1,000 soldiers to Kuwait, a U.S. military official told VOA on Friday.