UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress
BAGHDAD – The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country ...
Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, UN says
Iraq's Sunnis pick parliament speaker
Iraq sends 4000 volunteers to help in Ramadi
Iraq's crisis won't be resolved by fighting, Sunni leader says
Washington Post (blog)
On July 9, The Washington Post conducted an interview with Osama al-Nujaifi, the most recent speaker of Iraq's parliament and one of the country's leading Sunni lawmakers, at his headquarters in Baghdad. In an ornate marble room featuring plush sofas ...
Hagel: US knows Iran, Russia aiding Iraq in fight against ISIS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that Iran and Russia were helping Iraq battle a Sunni extremist insurgency but that the U.S. was not coordinating its own assistance with either country. "We are aware of the Iranian and Russian efforts to help ...
Hagel: US Aware of Russian, Iranian Roles in Iraq
How the Crisis in Iraq Is Straining Aid Distribution in Syria
As militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) make their way from Mosul to other points in Iraq, the aid needed by hundreds of thousands of newly internally displaced Iraqis threatens to overshadow those of Syrian refugees in Iraq ...
Islam, Iraq and Syria
Last month it returned to Iraq, leading a charge by Sunni insurgents towards the capital, Baghdad. Since Mr Baghdadi's declaration of a caliphate on June 30th SIC has captured more land in Iraq, secured a new chunk of Syria around the eastern city of ...
'Low-Grade' Nuclear Material Is Seized by Rebels in Iraq, UN Says
How a US-Iran nuclear deal could help save Iraq
Bounty and bullets: ISIS targets Iraq's artifacts
Iraq's top diplomat replaced, sources say
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- In a possible portent of growing factional conflict, a leading Kurdish minister was removed from Iraq's government, and the Kurdish semi-autonomous government took over two oilfields in the north, officials said Friday. Foreign ...
Wall Street Journal
Time to rethink approach to Iraq's displacement crisis
In a scene reminiscent of Iraq's 2006-2008 displacement crisis, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are again fleeing violent conflict for perceived safer areas. Indeed, more than 1.2 million Iraqis have been displaced since fighting erupted in Anbar ...
Voice of America
Is the Partition of Iraq Inevitable?
Voice of America
As Sunni jihadists continue to make gains in Iraq, Kurds have taken control of two oil fields in northern Iraq and have pulled out of the Shi'ite government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Experts say that that the country's future may have already ...
Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings: HRW
Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda, until recently called itself the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It is spearheading a patchwork of insurgents who hold territory grabbed in a blitzkrieg across the north and west of Iraq and have ...