A series of car bombs in mainly Shi'ite areas across Iraq has killed more than 80. The attacks appear to be coordinated to target celebrations marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Kuwaiti authorities have captured 12 convicted terrorists with alleged ties to Iran and Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Shiites accuse the country's Sunni rulers of politically and legally discriminating against them.
The Iraqi military has begun its latest offensive against the so-called "Islamic State," weeks after liberating the city of Mosul. IS still occupies territory around Mosul, but its "caliphate" has effectively collapsed.
The coalition's defeat of the so-called "Islamic State" in Mosul has shown it can wage war. Can it now wage peace? It won't be easy, writes Matthias von Hein.
The pro-Baghdad Popular Mobilization Forces have driven the "Islamic State" out of the Iraqi town of Baaj, cutting one of the group's supply lines between Mosul and Syria. The Shiite fighters are endorsed by Iran.
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