Iraq veteran's SpongeBob gravestone removed
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Iraq war veteran's towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds. The headstone ...
Iraq: dozens killed as suicide car bomb hits Baghdad cafe
A suicide bomber drove a minibus into a busy cafe in Baghdad on Sunday night, during a day of violence that left at least 45 dead across Iraq. The man rammed his vehicle into the cafe in Amil, a primarily Shia area, killing at least 35 people and ...
Coordinated attack in Iraq kills 7 policemen
Coordinated Attack in Iraq Kills 5 Policemen
49 killed in bombings across Iraq
The Atlantic Wire
Why Is the Obama Administration Using the Obamacare-as-Iraq-War Metaphor?
The Atlantic Wire
Conservatives have been batting around the "Obamacare is Obama's Iraq War" metaphor since at least earlier this year, and now the Obama administration has unexpectedly endorsed it. The Department of Health and Human Services announced in a blog ...
Local Official: Political Scores from Across Iraq Being Settled in Kirkuk
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Political disputes -- both local and from across Iraq -- are being violently settled in Kirkuk and adding to insecurity in the multi-ethnic province, complained Rebwar Talabani, deputy-head of its provincial council. “Regional ...
Iraq: After US Troop Withdrawal
Iraq: After U.S. Troop Withdrawal. It's been almost two years since the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq, and President Obama will meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik next month. But violence in the country has increased, along with sectarian clashes.
Kurdish Concern over Iraq's Growing Military
AUSTIN, Texas—Over the coming days Iraq is expected to receive a new batch of Mi-28 “Night Hunter” attack helicopters from Russia and other advanced weapons purchased from the United States. This has worried Iraq's autonomous Kurds in the north, who ...
An Ongoing Exodus: Syrian Kurds Flee to Northern Iraq
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Al-Qaeda strikes fear in Iraq's government-backed Sunni militia
Ahmed, who did not want his full name disclosed, was targeted for belonging to a government-backed Sunni Muslim militia formed at the height of Iraq's sectarian conflict in late 2006, when Sunni tribesmen joined forces with U.S. troops and rebelled ...
Iraq's South Rises Again
Saudi Arabia sponsors violence in Iraq: Analyst
Iraq gets Russian arms shiopments under ladnmark $4.4B deal
BAGHDAD, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- As Iraq's government grapples with a rising al-Qaida insurgency in which thousands have been killed, officials say the military has started taking delivery of Russian arms as part of a landmark $4.3 billion contract signed in ...
ISIS uses 8 suicide bombers in complex attack in western Iraq
Long War Journal
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (or Levant) used eight suicide bombers in a complex assault today that targeted police and local government officials in western Iraq. The Iraqi al Qaeda branch has deployed at least 22 suicide bombers in Iraq so ...
Iraq Suicide Bombing Kills 35 In Busy Cafe
BAGHDAD -- BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber slammed his explosive-laden car Sunday night into a busy cafe in Iraq's capital, part of a day of violence across the country that killed 45 people, authorities said. The bombing at the cafe in Baghdad's ...