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Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi visits an Iraqi army base on Wednesday in Camp Tariq near Falluja. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, prime minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as(...)

Mohammed Emwazi, or ‘Jihadi John’: according to a school yearbook, he was a fan of Manchester United and the band S Club 7, and his ambition was to become a football player. Photograph: Site Intel Group/Reuters

He was neither a military commander nor a political leader in the so-called Islamic State (IS), but Mohammed Emwazi, or “Jihadi John”, was the most fa(...)

The US Defense Department  accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (above) to labs in nine US states and to a US air base in South Korea. Photograph: George Frey/Epa

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to (...)

 Shia volunteers receive martial arts training at a military base in Najaf, in southern Iraq. Shia volunteers have been assisiting the Iraqi army as it battles fighters from Islamic State, recently fighting off a major offensive the vicinity of the  Ain al-Asad airbase. Photograph: EPA

Islamic State (IS) forces have taken an Iraqi town about 8km from an US air base where hundreds of troops are stationed, according to the Pentagon.How(...)

A view of the destroyer USS Donald Cook after it arrived in the Black Sea port of Constanta April 14th, 2014. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel /Reuters

A Russian fighter aircraft made repeated low-altitude, close-range passes near a US ship in the Black Sea over the weekend, the Pentagon said t(...)