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
Minorities in Iraq Follow Kurds in Pushing for More Autonomy
While Iraq burns, Isis takes advantage in Syria
Isis militants 'seize Iraq monastery and expel monks'
Islamist militants in Iraq are reported to have seized an ancient monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks. Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing. The monastery, which dates ...
In Iraq, rise of Islamic State deals blow to Christian population
ISIS militants take over Christian monastery in Iraq
Thousands of Christians Fleeing Northern Iraq Following ISIS' 'Convert or Die ...
Fresh attacks in two Iraq cities kill at least 16
And in Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, a roadside bomb struck an army patrol, killing two soldiers and three volunteers who took up arms following the Sunni militant push across Iraq in recent weeks. Eighth people were wounded in that attack ...
Iraq responds to militants' persecution of Christians
Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people
Why Triumphant Jihadis in Iraq Will Join Assad to Crush Opposition in Aleppo
BEIRUT -- The world's most feared jihadi group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is parlaying its dramatic gains in Iraq into Syria. Already flush with cash and weapons, ISIL stands to receive another, invaluable windfall in Aleppo ...
Iraqi Ambassador: US Should Begin Airstrikes in Iraq Now
US Should Stay Out Of Latest Sectarian Civil War: Leave Islamic Radicals to ...
Iraq: It Is Happening Again
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 ...
Ohio town says Iraq vet's 14 therapy ducks not allowed
Ohio Man's Therapy Ducks Fall Foul of Local Ordinances
Ohio village threatens Iraq war vet over therapy ducks
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 ...
How to Save Iraq This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current ...
Obama administration is legitimizing Iranian military action in Iraq
Saddam's Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and ...
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 ...
Surge in Western Fighters to Iraq and Syria Continues to Grow
Amid Worries Over Iraq, Kurdish Official Says West Has a Choice
New Parliament Speaker: Iraq 'Cannot be Divided'
Iraq has been reeling in turmoil since jihadi-led rebels began an advance that has ignited a Sunni rebellion and seen a third of the country taken over by the fighters. The Kurds, who blame Maliki and his insistence on staying for a third term for the ...
Wall Street Journal
In Challenge to Iraq, Kurds Pin Future on Stealth Oil Sales
Wall Street Journal
ERBIL, Iraq—Shortly before midnight, an oil tanker set sail from Turkey's Ceyhan port one day in late May with a historic, $100 million cargo. The tanker, United Leadership, ferried the first major consignment of Kurdish crude into the Mediterranean ...
Who is to blame for Iraq's problems?
Washington Post (blog)
The rise of the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and its recent military gains in Mosul and elsewhere in Iraq have refocused attention on the situation in the country as it faces the threat of disintegration and the ...
How To Play A Weak Hand In Iraq – Analysis