Following the Kurds' shock loss of Kirkuk, Yazidi fighters with Iranian-backed militias have captured the town of Sinjar.
Iran has threatened a "crushing" response to the U.S. potentially designating its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorists.
The Iraqi prime minister rejected the Kurdish vote for independence and parliament has given him military power to oppose it.
Turkey and Iran, traditional foes, have established common ground in Iraq, Syria and Qatar as regional alliances shift.
The British men included Jihadi John, executioner of three Americans, and Junaid Hussain, ISIS's cyber chief.
Russia's foreign minister said the U.S. only attacked Iraq after being "100 percent" sure it had no weapons of mass destruction and therefore wouldn't attack North Korea.
The 509 women and 813 children are from 13 countries across Europe, Asia and North America.
Citing the "Israeli-Kurd" magazine, pro-government Turkish media spread reports that Iraqi Kurds made a deal with Israel to bring 200,000 Jewish Kurds to Iraq.
Iraq has separated female foreign fighters and detained them at a facility near Mosul.
The jihadist group is cranking up its official output as its ranks and morale drop.
The Kentucky senator threatens to try to delay passage of the national defense bill if there isn't a debate on his amendment.
The ruling could set a precedent for other foreign fighters caught in the operation to retake Mosul.
The stolen artifact has been returned to Iraqi officials in Baghdad.
Military leaders said they did not fear an invasion from the West, touting Tehran's growing military might at home and abroad.
"The Americans will take this dream to their graves," a senior adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said,
The child says his father was a U.S. soldier who fought against jihadists in Iraq.
The U.S. coalition tasked with fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria told Newsweek the world has not seen an urban assault like Mosul since World War II.
Kurdish officials say the political ramifications of suspending the landmark vote are too big to reverse course.
A U.K.-based monitor says U.S.-led efforts against ISIS have resulted in more civilian casualties during the seven months of the Trump administration than during 29 months under Obama.
Despite the drop, attacks by ISIS and an al-Qaeda affiliate have risen in first six months of the year.
"They were fighting to defeat a truly evil enemy and to protect our homelands," the military said in a statement.
A 25-year public health survey shows how conflicts in the Middle East and beyond have led to a surge in violence, self-harm and mental illness.