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  1. Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari speaks to the media during a Nov. 5 news conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey. Burhan Ozbilici / AP

    Iraq doesn't want foreign fighters against Islamic State

    Iraq's foreign minister says Baghdad doesn't want foreign military personnel on Iraqi soil to combat Islamic State group extremists, but would accept training from abroad for its soldiers.

    • Nov. 5, 2014
  2. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key delivers a national security speech Nov. 5 at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

    New Zealand won't send troops to fight IS in Iraq

    New Zealand said Wednesday it won't send combat troops to Iraq to directly fight the Islamic State group but it could send military personnel to help train Iraqi forces behind the front lines.

    • Nov. 4, 2014
  3. Smoke and flames rise from an Islamic State fighters' position Oct. 28 in the town of Kobani during airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. Vadim Ghirda / AP

    Kurds help Islamic militants in battle for Kobani

    Ethnic Kurds are helping members of the Islamic State group in the battle for the key Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, sharing their knowledge of the local terrain and language with the extremists, according to Iraqi and Kurdish officials.

    • Nov. 4, 2014
  4. Militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on June 23 in Mosul, Iraq. Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen, women and children in Iraq's Anbar province on Nov. 2 officials said, the latest mass killing committed by the group. AP

    Islamic State group massacres more families

    Islamic State group militants shot and killed 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children in public Monday, an Iraqi official and a tribal leader said, pushing the total number of members slain by the extremists in recent days to more than 200.

    • Nov. 3, 2014

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