Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul last month from ISIS, but the west remains in the hands of entrenched extremists.
In the liberated parts of Mosul, signs of normal life are reappearing. But ISIS' loss of Iraq foothold is an opportunity for Iran to expand its influence.
Naimma Hager's son originally said she had been barred from boarding a plane back to the U.S. from Iraq where she had been visiting relatives, local Detroit news reports.
While the Islamic State group continues to suffer defeats in Iraq and Syria, its counterpart in Sinai is becoming increasingly active – much to Hamas’ annoyance.
News of Trump ban met with anger, disbelief and even defiant hope by former translators, others who collaborated with U.S. forces and are routinely threatened by militants in Iraq.
Evidence of ISIS' attempts to control chemical weapons emerges as Iraqi forces push further into the country's second-largest city.
Journalist Florence Aubenas was the world's most famous hostage for several months in 2005. Upon her return, she investigated the lives of France's most vulnerable workers. What she discovered was a world without hope.
In a speech to CIA officials on Saturday, Trump suggested the United States should have taken Iraq's oil in reimbursement for the 2003 invasion.
UN officials estimate 750,000 people remain in Mosul west of the Tigris River that flows through the last remaining major urban center held by Islamic State in Iraq.
The city is the Islamic State's last major stronghold in the country.