Shiite militias

Suicide attack on Shiite shrine in Iraq leaves 40 dead

At least 40 people were killed in a suicide attack claimed by the radical Sunni Islamic State on a Shiite shrine in northern Iraq, hospital officials said Friday.

Iraqi Shiite militias release 65 kidnap victims after three months

Iraq's powerful Shiite militias on Saturday freed 65 civilians who had been abducted three months earlier, after a campaign in local media called for their fate to be made known.