In divided Iraq, Sunnis fleeing Anbar find restive refuge in Shiite holy city
By Loveday Morris, E-mail the writer. KARBALA, Iraq — The plush accommodation halls on the outskirts of this southern Iraqi city, normally reserved for visiting Shiite pilgrims, now teem with displaced Sunnis fleeing violence in the western province ...
US Assisting Iraq in Fight Against Al Qaeda 2 Years After Troops Withdraw
ABC: American Cargo Jet Delivered Weapons to Iraq
Time to end al Qaeda presence in Falluja: Iraq's Maliki
US Sues KBR in Connection With Army Work in Iraq
The federal government is suing Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc., charging that the defense contractor submitted false claims and took kickbacks in connection to a U.S. Army contract in Iraq. The government alleges that KBR employees took kickbacks ...
U.S. Sues Kellogg, Brown & Root Over Iraq Kickback Claims
Al Jazeera America
Iraq hangs 11 convicted of terrorism
Violence in Iraq has surged in the past year to its highest levels since the Sunni-Shi'ite sectarian bloodshed that peaked in 2006 and 2007, when tens of thousands of people were killed. Police on Thursday said they had thwarted an attack against a ...
Dozens executed in Iraq this week
Iraq Executes 11 Convicted on Terrorism Charges
Iraq executes 11 more 'terrorism' convicts: ministry
AP Sources: Congress Clears Way for Iraq Arms Sale
Bob Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and other lawmakers had held up a long-term transfer of Apache helicopters out of concern Iraq could use them for internal crackdowns instead of national defense.
Battles, bombs kill 16 in northern Iraq's Mosul, police say
The army killed 10 members of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and detained 16 others in a security operation in southern Mosul, according to Gen. Mehdi al-Garawi, commander of federal police in predominantly Sunni Muslim Nineveh ...
The Violence in Iraq: What Can Be Done?
Cato Institute (blog)
Just over two years after the last U.S. combat troops were withdrawn from Iraq, an insurgency is raging throughout the country. The black flags of ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham – now fly over Fallujah, the site of some of the bloodiest ...
Iraq Again Uses Sunni Tribesmen in Militant War
New York Times
BAGHDAD — At a command center in western Anbar Province, Iraqi military officials are handing out guns and cash to local Sunni tribal fighters who are battling militants for control of Iraq's largest province. The United States, at the same time, is ...
Iraq Says It Intends to Make 3 New Provinces
Iraq launches offensive to purge al Qaeda militants controlling Ramadi
Iraq launches Al Qaeda offensive
How come Iraq's population has been rising?
The UN says that at least 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces were killed in Iraq in 2013, the highest numbers for years. But despite this - and despite a decade of bloodshed - the UN also says the overall population has been ...
Iraq Launches Offensive Against Al Qaeda
Since late December, members of Iraq's al-Qaida branch — known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — have taken over parts of Ramadi, the capital of the largely Sunni western province of Anbar. They also control the center of the nearby city ...