• This Oct. 31, 2007 file photo, shows a general view of the dam in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. An Italian engineering firm is set to ink a contract with the Iraqi government to begin shoring up the country’s rickety Mosul dam. But engineering experts warn the rehabilitation plans are nowhere near a solution and that the key piece of Iraqi infrastructure is beyond repair. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed, File)

    US Army study: Iraq’s Mosul dam at ‘higher risk’ of failure

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers.

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  • Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question as he is joined by Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan, left to right, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion during a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State group shortly

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that “the people terrorized by ISIL every day don’t need our vengeance, they need our help.”

  • In this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 photo, a Syrian boy walks in Kawergosk refugee camp in northern Iraq carrying a plate with boiled potatoes. Syrian refugees in Iraq are struggling to feed themselves as cash-trapped aid agencies scale back assistance, with many viewing the perilous crossing to Europe as their best hope of survival. (AP Photo/Alice Martins, File)

    Syrian refugees struggle to buy food as aid dwindles

    KAWERGOSK CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Perwin Shamsaddeen Ali, a Syrian refugee living in a tent camp in northern Iraq, has been reduced to cooking one meal a day for her family of four.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks to special presidential envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, Brett McGurk, during a 23-nation conference, in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Nations fighting the Islamic State are discussing how to prevent the group from gaining a stranglehold in Libya, though no one is resolved yet to launch a second military intervention in the North African country this decade. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Libya’s political chaos slows response to Islamic State

    ROME (AP) — The military strategy for eliminating the Islamic State in Libya appeared on hold Tuesday as nations fighting the extremist group said they could help the North African country re-establish security once its long-awaited new government is established.