How the fight for the city plays out will make Islamic State decide whether to persist with its current strategy or scatter its forces across the Middle East and operate like Al-Qaida.
Prime minister says strikes were a retaliation for recent increase of ISIS attacks in Baghdad.
Armed with waxed mustaches and dapper clothes, Erbil gentlemen's club looks to improve the sense of style in the Kurdish capital of war-torn Iraq.
Advance is part of a major assault to drive Islamic State from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
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.