France wants to help rebuild Iraq, but calls for peaceful elections

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday urged Iraq to push for national reconciliation with its minority Sunni and Kurd communities ahead of "inclusive" elections. On a visit to Baghdad following its December declaration of victory over the Islamic State group, he said France would play its part in Iraq's

U.S.-led coalition deals with IS foreign detainees in Syria

As the Islamic State continues its downfall in Syria, U.S.-backed militias are deciding what to do with the hundreds of foreign fighters they've detained. A senior Pentagon official said Sunday that the United States would like to see foreign fighters returned to their home countries for prosecution. The conversation resurfaced after U.S.