The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
Vladimir Isachenkov and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted Oct 22nd - 9:21am
The entire territory of Syria must be "liberated," Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said in remarks televised Saturday, dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure as "thoughtless."
Aida Cerkez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 22nd - 7:50am
Residents of Sarajevo expressed Saturday their support for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming U.S. presidential election based in part on the role her husband's administration had in ending Bosnia's devastating war during the 1990s.
Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Emad Matti, Associated Press | Posted Oct 22nd - 7:10am
Iraqi forces pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas.
Kathy Gannon and Munir Ahmed, Associated Press | Posted Oct 22nd - 1:34am
Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday.