Time is running out for Iraq as nation spirals into chaos
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Militiamen saunter unchallenged along Baghdad streets with rocket-propelled grenade launchers slung across their shoulders. Neighborhood after neighborhood is being ghettoized and sealed off by checkpoints manned by fighters in ...
Iraq veteran faces fine for therapeutic pet ducks
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio – An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker, of West Lafayette, was cited with a minor misdemeanor June 23 for ...
Iraq War Army National Guard veteran cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks
Iraq war veteran worried about losing the ducks that he depends on for therapy
Ohio town says Iraq vet's 14 therapy ducks not allowed
Is Iraq's Kurdish region outside of ISIS' calculus?
Iraqi Kurds have remained unscathed so far from any major assault by the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria not only because of their defensive force represented in the Peshmerga but also because of ISIS' priority of toppling the government of ...
Top Kurdish security official warns West of Iraq blowback
Masrour Barzani, head of the Kurdish region's National Security Council, said he doubted Iraq's army would be able to roll back militant gains without help from outside, but that the world did not appear serious about confronting the insurgency.
Minorities in Iraq Follow Kurds in Pushing for More Autonomy
While Iraq burns, Isis takes advantage in Syria
Fouad Massoum: Veteran Politician Likely to be Iraq's Next President
Time runs out for Christian Iraq: Isis deadline passes with mass flight
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) issued a decree last week offering Christians the three options accompanied by the ominous threat that, if they did not comply by midday on 19 July, “then there is nothing to give them but the sword”. It ...
Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul
Facing fines, conversion or death, Christian families flee Mosul
Iraq Christians get Islamic State's warning
More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria
Los Angeles Times
Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies. The surge, as ...
Amid unrest in Iraq, Americans blame US withdrawal more than its invasion
Washington Post (blog)
When it comes to the current violence in Iraq, Americans blame Iraq itself more than the United States' decision to go to war there, according to a new poll Friday from the Pew Research Center. But when it comes to America's culpability, there's ...
UN accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, forced child recruitment in Iraq
Islamic State Group Claims Baghdad Bombings
Iraq Live Blog: Sunni Militants Vow to Overrun Baghdad
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces
Los Angeles Times
His younger brother, Abdullah, recently escaped to the semiautonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq after being arrested seven times, he said. "I spent all my savings trying to get him out of jail, paying bail, paying bribes," Mohammed said in his ...
In Iraq, Sunnis push back against extremists in their midst
Iraq crisis takes toll on Turkish border trade
The advance of the insurgent Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq threatens to further hit Turkish companies that export to the southern neighbor, as Iraq is the second-largest recipient of Turkish exports after Germany. In a separate ...
Christians flee Iraq's Mosul after Islamists tell them: convert, pay or die
The central government in Baghdad has lost control of vast swathes of territory to Islamic State since their lightning push through northern Iraq last month, eventually declaring its establishment of a “caliphate” covering the land it holds in Iraq and ...