5 questions: What's going on in Iraq?
Washington (CNN) -- The recent fighting in Iraq has posed a serious challenge to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his government, raising questions about his ability to hold the country together amid a rising insurgency. U.S. Secretary of State John ...
Iraq PM calls on Fallujah to expel al-Qaeda
Kerry says US will help Iraq against al-Qaeda but won't send troops back in
Al Qaeda-backed Sunni militants storm into Iraq cities
In Iraq, a Sunni revolt raises specter of new war
BEIRUT — An eruption of violence in Iraq is threatening to undo much of what U.S. troops appeared to have accomplished before they withdrew, putting the country's stability on the line and raising the specter of a new civil war in a region already ...
Iraq at crossroads between reconciliation and war: analysts
The Foreign Policy Essay: “2013 – The Year We Lost Iraq?”
Who's to blame for Al Qaeda's resurgence in Iraq?
Kerry: We'll help Iraq but won't send in troops
(CNN) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will help the Iraqi government in its battle against al Qaeda-linked fighters in western Iraq, but stressed it won't send troops. Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem on Sunday during his ...
The Nation. (blog)
US and Iran Face Common Enemies in Mideast Strife
New York Times
The United States, reluctant to intervene in bloody, inconclusive conflicts, is seeing its regional influence decline, while Iraq, which cost the Americans $1 trillion and more than 4,000 lives, is growing increasingly unstable. At the same time ...
US Must Work With Iran to Stabilize Both Iraq and Syria
Iraq's Nuri al-Maliki tells troops not to strike Falluja neighborhoods
Some suggest the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), formerly the group commonly known as al Qaeda in Iraq, is in partial control of Falluja, which is situated roughly 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of Baghdad, in the volatile province of Anbar.
10 years later, Iraq slides back into sectarian war
Supreme Court gets the bobblehead treatment. Previous Next. Shares. Tweets; Stumble. Email; More +. Iraq may be sliding into a sectarian civil war -- always the feared worst case scenario when the U.S. pulled its troops out of the country in 2011. Play ...
Iran offers to help Iraq in fight against al-Qaida - The Washington Post
Associated Press - Gunmen patrol during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Lt. Gen. Rasheed Fleih, who leads the Anbar Military Command, told the state television Sunday ...
Kerry vows support for Iraq government in Fallujah, but won't send US troops
In his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq's government, but emphatically rejected any possibility that the U.S. would ...
Public Radio International
A powerful al-Qaeda group is fighting in both Iraq and Syria
Public Radio International
In Iraq, it was on the offense, trying to seize key cities in the Sunni Muslim heartland of Iraq, throwing down a direct military challenge to the predominantly Shiite government of Nouri al-Maliki. But in Syria, ISIS — also known as ISIL — was on ...
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS): an explainer
Al-Qaeda fighters kill 50 rival rebels in Iraq
Biden calls Iraq's al-Maliki about insurgent attacks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday to express support for Iraq's fight against al Qaeda-linked militants, a message Biden repeated in another call on Monday with Osama al ...
Biden Calls Iraqi Leaders Amid Sectarian Violence