Wall Street Journal
Jihadists in Iraq Erase Cultural Heritage
Wall Street Journal
BAGHDAD—A campaign by Sunni insurgents to establish an Islamic caliphate across Iraq and Syria and expel other Muslim sects and religions is taking a sharp toll on the countries' cultural heritage. The latest casualty was a shrine in the northern ...
Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop ...
It's Still a Mess in Iraq
Iraq: Isis warns women to wear full veil or face punishment
House Votes For Checks On Obama's Iraq War Powers
Passed by a large 370 to 40 majority, the resolution declares: "The President shall not deploy or maintain United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without specific statutory authorization for such use enacted after the date of the ...
House To Obama: No Troops To Iraq Without Our OK
House votes to block president from sending US troops to fight in Iraq
Congress Is Trying To Tie Obama's Hands On Iraq
Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president
BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a ...
Iraq gets new president as violence rages
Iraq elects Kurdish politician as president
Iraq Parliament Chooses New President, as Rebel Attack Kills 60
After leveling Iraq's Tomb of Jonah, the Islamic State could destroy 'anything ...
But as reluctant a prophet as Jonah was, his purported tomb in Mosul, Iraq, is a holy site for Muslims – even though it's not likely the final resting place of a man purported to live in a fish's tummy for three days. Instead, wrote Columbia University ...
Terror havens in Syria and Iraq: Five reasons the West should worry
(CNN) -- Events in Iraq and Syria have alarmed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Extremists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria control vast swaths of Iraq and Syria. Its members may be mingling with Yemeni bomb makers who have a track record of ...
ISIS Destroys Jonah's Tomb In Mosul, Iraq, As Militant Violence Continues
The militant group ISIS is continuing its rampage of holy places by destroying the tomb of Jonah, a place thought to be the burial site of the prophet believed by Abrahamic faiths to have been swallowed by a whale or fish. Civil defense officials in ...
UN News Centre
Impact of Iraq conflict on minorities 'devastating and irreversible' – UN ...
UN News Centre
“I am gravely concerned about the physical safety of several minority groups in Iraq, including Christians, Shia – a minority in the North, Shabaks, Turkmen, Yazidis and others, who are being persecuted on the grounds of their religion and ethnicity ...
A Quarter-Century of Hot and Cold War Against Iraq Has Produced Only Chaos
While Americans tend to see their country's involvement in Iraq as two discrete conflicts – “Operation Desert Storm” in 1991, and the 2003 Iraq war — most Iraqis view it as one protracted campaign.They have good reason. We've been waging hot and cold ...
Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: step aside
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside. Speaking through ...
Iraq's Top Shiite Cleric Urges Political Leaders Not to 'Cling' to Power
Sistani: Iraq leaders must not cling to power
Iraqi Cleric Urges Leaders Not to 'Cling' to Power
Where Are the Good Guys in Iraq?
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was the first "bad guy," in the view of Congress. A few representatives are still making thinly veiled accusations about incompetence on the part of Bush for sending troops into Iraq, or Obama for taking them out, but ...
Iraq's Kurds want US help to hold off Islamic State extremists
Can Iraq's new president save country from fragmenting?
Kurdish Oil Gambit Hits Troubled Waters