Missiles strike near US consulate in north Iraq; no injuries

BAGHDAD — As many as 12 missiles struck Iraq’s northern city of Irbil on Sunday near the US consulate, Iraqi security officials said. A US defense official said missiles had been launched at the city from neighboring Iran. No injuries were reported. Officials in Iraq and the US gave different accounts of the strike and … Read more

Russia sets cease-fire for evacuations but battles continue

LVIV, Ukraine — Russia announced yet another limited cease-fire and the establishment of safe corridors to allow civilians to flee some besieged Ukrainian cities Monday. But the evacuation routes led mostly to Russia and its ally Belarus, drawing withering criticism from Ukraine and others. Ukrainian officials accused Moscow of resorting to “medieval siege” tactics in … Read more