Obama, Chuck Hagel Forged Bond Over Iraq
Then-U.S. Democratic presidental candidate Barack Obama (R) shares a laugh with then-U.S.-Senator Chuck Hagel R-Neb., as they tour the Citadel on July 22 2008, with the hillsides of Amman in the background. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) ...
Iraq shocks Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Gulf Cup
San Francisco Chronicle
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Iraq stunned Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the Gulf Cup opener for both teams on Sunday, dealing a blow to the tournament favorite coached by former Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard. In the other match, Kuwait swept aside Yemen 2-0 to ...
Attacks kill 16 across Iraq as sectarian tensions grow
Baghdad (CNN) -- At least 16 people were killed and dozens were injured in attacks across Iraq Monday amid an apparent uptick in sectarian tensions. Most of the attacks targeted Shiites, including bomb blasts that injured pilgrims traveling to shrines ...
Though violence has dipped since June, Iraqis are still a sad and fearful bunch
Anti-government protests rage across Iraq
Iraq's Al-Sadr Visits Church, Site of 2010 Attack
Baath Leader Urges Sunnis to Protest Iraqi Premier
New York Times
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — The most senior member of Saddam Hussein's entourage who has not been captured has encouraged antigovernment Sunni Muslim protesters to stand their ground until Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is forced out. World Twitter Logo.
Ten years after start of Iraq War, the mission is far from accomplished
The situation in the country falls far short of the Bush administration's rosy declarations a decade ago. Torn by sectarian distrust and violence, it is becoming a strategic threat for the entire region. By Zvi Bar'el | Jan.06, 2013 | 1:07 AM | 1 ...
Maliki blames Iraq mounting crises on regional polarisation
Iran support vital to post-US Iraq survival: Basim Abu-Tabikh
Islamists pursue own agenda in Iraq's Sunni protests
The “Arab Spring” is coming to Iraq
Power Line (blog)
Mead believes that the next stage of the conflict will center in Iraq, where the U.S. expended so much blood and treasure before abdicating. Why Iraq? Because the impending Sunni victory in Syria will raise the stakes in Iraq. Iran, wanting to enhance ...
Iran support vital to post-US Iraq survival: analyst
The support of the Islamic Republic of Iran has enabled the government of Iraq to stand up to the occupying American forces, a political analyst says. In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Beirut-based Iraqi political analyst, Basim Abu-Tabikh said ...
Gulf Daily News
Iraq down Saudi for winning start
Gulf Daily News
IRAQ defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 last night to make a winning start to their group 'B' campaign in the 21st Gulf Cup being played here in Bahrain. A goal on either side of half-time lifted the Iraqis to the well-deserved victory. Salam Shakir scored the ...
Iraq beats Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Gulf Cup
Saudi Arabia gear up for tough Iraq tie
Hagel: 'Iraq Is Essentially Destroying Our Military'
The Weekly Standard (blog)
By contrast, Hagel had scathing criticism for President Bush and the Iraq war, which he described as having put America "in a very dangerous ditch" and having weakened a military that will "take years to build back." "Today, what we're doing because of ...
Iraq's stability in Talabani's absence
Talabani has also played an important role in mediating disputes between Iraq's numerous political factions, and his absence will certainly have an effect on the country's stability and security. Without a doubt, Talabani has been one of the main ...
Iraq's PM recovers well in Germany
Iraq presidency claims progress in stroke recovery
Iraq rejects reports on president's health