Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president
Also in Iraq on Thursday, gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new ...
Iraq Picks New President to Confront Militant Threat
Iraq Parliament Chooses New President, as Rebel Attack Kills 60
Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president
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Dem. senator says he'll block arms sales to Iraq unless Congress gets report ...
WASHINGTON – An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. In a testy exchange ...
Senator: No Arms to Iraq Unless Congress Gets Info
Lawmakers Attack Obama Administration's Strategy in Iraq
US Senator Casts Doubt on Arms Sales to Iraq
UN: Islamic State Militants Order Female Genital Mutilation In Iraq
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations, expressing deep concern, said on Thursday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. But doubts emerged on ...
What jihadists are doing in Syria and Iraq while Gaza grabs the headlines
Doubts grow over Isis 'FGM edict' in Iraq
No, ISIS Isn't Ordering Female Genital Mutilation In Iraq
Veteran Kurdish politician elected president of Iraq
BAGHDAD — A veteran Kurdish politician was elected president of Iraq on Thursday, as political leaders moved a step closer to forming a new government that will face the momentous task of repairing the deep divisions that are tearing the country apart.
Iraq's Kurds want US help to hold off Islamic State extremists
IRBIL, Iraq — Each day, Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq skirmish with fearsomely armed Islamic State militants along their ??? new, nearly 650-mile border. The Kurds have held their own so far. But without fresh arms supplies or financial ...
State official: Iraq plan sound, but 'a race against time'
Administration officials said the plan is to help Iraq establish a federalist government representative of Iraq's Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish groups, and restructure its security structure to allow local forces to be in charge of security in their area ...
Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq
Letta Tayler recently returned from Iraq, where she documented stories about the militant Islamist group ISIS and abuses by the Iraqi government. She tells Fresh Air what she learned. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment ...
Iraq to Vote on President After Deadly Bombing
In a statement posted online late Tuesday, the Sunni Islamic State group, which seized vast swaths of northern and western Iraq last month, claimed the attack and said it was "in response to the hostility of the (Shiite-led) government" of Prime ...
Iraq's Waterless Christians: The Campaign to Expel a Religion
Isis militants 'seize Iraq monastery and expel monks'
In Iraq, rise of Islamic State deals blow to Christian population
Gen. Austin expresses concern about Iraq security
After a 24-hour visit to Iraq where he met with senior U.S. officials and Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum, the commander of U.S. Central Command said he is “very concerned about the current security situation” and called for the quick ...
Purged by ISIS, Iraq's Christians appeal to world for help
Assyrian Christians, including Chaldean and Syriac Catholics, Syriac Orthodox and followers of the Assyrian Church of the East have roots in present day Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran that stretch back to the time of Jesus Christ. While they have long ...