• 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.

  • 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.”