Chechen fighter emerges as face of Iraq militant group
BEIRUT – A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in the breakaway Al Qaeda group that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement. Omar al-Shishani ...
'There is no force that could stop ripping Iraq to shreds'
Iraq's Baghdadi calls for 'holy war'
Envoy Says Iraq Can't Wait for US Military Aid
US-Russia proxy war continues in Iraq
As the White House dithers in its response to the rapid advance of the al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq now known as the Islamic State, the Russian military has stepped in, sending planes and pilots to bolster the embattled government of Nouri al-Maliki. It's ...
Putin's Pilots Set to Fly Over Iraq
Iraq Warplanes: When Subsonic is Faster than Supersonic
Iraq Plans to Proceed Without US Military Aid
Pentagon sends attack helicopters to Iraq
President Obama on Monday sent 200 additional U.S. troops to Iraq to protect diplomatic facilities and personnel amid growing fears that Sunni militants in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could overrun the country. The order brought the ...
300 more US troops headed to Iraq
Dempsey: Leaders Wait to Hear From Iraq Assessment Teams
Obama authorizes 200 more troops for Iraq
New York Times
Iraqi Premier Places Unity Second to Fighting ISIS
New York Times
International supporters of Iraq, including the United States, have criticized Mr. Maliki, a Shiite, for failing to form an inclusive government that brings Sunni Arabs and Kurds onto its side in the fight against the extremists. The Islamic State in ...
Sunnis, Kurds shun Iraq parliament
Option No. 3 for Iraq: Three divisions
The 'Sons of Iraq,' Abandoned by Their American Allies
Middle East Eye
As violence spreads in Iraq, a new challenge to Maliki emerges from the Shiite ...
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is trying to prevent the breakup of Iraq in the face of an offensive by the heavily armed insurgents, who have already declared an Islamic state stretching across Iraqi and Syrian territory. But the threats to Iraq's ...
Iraq clashes between rival Shia factions leave at least 14 dead
Iraq army turns guns on Shiite cleric supporters in Karbala
King Crude: How Iraq's ISIS Crisis Restores Saudi Influence
While the world panics over the conquests of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Saudi Arabia, oddly enough, has reason to be thankful. Even though ISIS advocates the Al Saud family's overthrow and has pushed Baghdad toward closer relations ...
Obama discusses Iraq threats with Saudi Arabian King Abdullah
Saudi Arabia: Sandwiched by jihadists in Iraq and Yemen
Global reactions welcome Saudi king's Iraq aid package
Water supply key to outcome of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, experts warn
“Control of water supplies gives strategic control over both cities and countryside. We are seeing a battle for control of water. Water is now the major strategic objective of all groups in Iraq. It's life or death. If you control water in Iraq you ...
Here's How Iraq Could Turn Into A Failed State In A Day
Iraq Poll: US Should Stay Out
One simple strategic error enabled Isis to take northern Iraq – and we're ...
No Good Iraq Options for Obama as Russia, Iran Jump In
July 1 (Bloomberg) –- Former Australia Ambassador to Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia Robert Bowker discusses the crisis in Iraq and ISIL declaring itself an Islamic Caliphate with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's “On The Move.” (Source: ...
Russian Jets and Experts Sent to Iraq to Aid Army
For US Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions
Iraq Leader Under Pressure to Step Aside as US Looks Elsewhere
The OZY Connection
Though Iraq's three major ethnic groups — Sunnis, Shia and Kurds — live in generally distinct geographic regions, there will be nothing neat or clean about a breakup. A split won't calm political waters nor will it bring near-term stability. And for ...
Kurdish region is exploring whether to be part of Iraq or whether to be ...
Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Independence
Kurdistan and the future of Iraq