Iraq Calls for International War Against Islamic State; Iran Vows Solidarity
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday during talks with Iran's foreign minister that international efforts would be necessary to destroy Islamic State Sunni militants who have seized swathes of his country ...
Iraq urges global action against Islamic State, Iran vows solidarity
Iraq forces defeat militant push to take oil refinery
Iran Says Iraq Able to Fight Militants Alone
Events in Iraq, Syria and Russia further stoke debate about Obama's worldview
The week began with the breaking of the siege of Mount Sinjar in Iraq, thanks to U.S. bombing runs, and ended with the public beheading of American journalist James Foley in Syria and renewed Russian aggression in Ukraine. The juxtaposition of military ...
Will: General Dempsey foreshadowing 'third Iraq war'?
We're One Step Closer to Boots on the Ground in Iraq
White House resists Pentagon's advice on Iraq
Iraq: on the frontline with the Shia fighters taking the war to Isis
Mujtaba is a good example of the new breed of Shia fighter, hellbent on confronting what they see as an existential threat against them, battle-hardened by more than a decade of conflict in Iraq and Syria and, in some cases, trained in Iran and Lebanon ...
Response to Attack Reflects Iraq's Sectarian Divide
Post-Maliki Iraq: Can Haider al-Abadi deliver?
Bombings Kill 42 in Iraq After Sunni Mosque Attack
ISIS Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Village
In June, when fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) attacked the village of Amirli, Iraq, 45-year-old teacher Qasim Jawad Hussein was one of hundreds of villagers who rushed to pick up their weapons to fight alongside police and ...
Shias in Iraq town under ISIS siege face risk of 'massacre,' UN says
Iraq conflict: UN warns of possible Amerli 'massacre'
UN: 'Unspeakable' suffering in Iraq town besieged by ISIS fighters
Could US strikes on Iraq spur Jordan's homegrown ISIS?
In anticipation of a prolonged Syrian crisis and the accompanying upsurge of radical groups, Jordan has adopted a set of measures to counter any security spillover from the northern and eastern terrorism-fertile Syria and Iraq. In addition to the ...
Deadly Iraq bombings may be retaliation for massacre at a Sunni mosque
Los Angeles Times
Kurdish Iraqi soldiers known as peshmerga have been leading the fight against Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group that has taken over large swaths of northern and western Iraq. Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces dislodged the militants from ...
Breitbart News (blog)
Kurdish Female Warriors On The Front Lines Fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Breitbart News (blog)
You could call them the Kurdish Peshmerga's First Cavalry Amazon Battalion. Via PBS News, the all female unit's commander, Col. Nahida Ahmed Rashid, said "more women are enlisting today to defend Iraq's Kurdish region from Islamic State extremists.".
Iran 'sent soldiers to fight in Iraq'
Deadly violence as forces struggle to contain ISIS
Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State A war that crosses national boundaries
Wall Street Journal
Iraq's Chaldeans Still Exist—for Now
Wall Street Journal
Or as my more scripted response became: "We are ethnic Assyrians from northern Iraq who belong to the Chaldean Rite of the Catholic Church." I would explain how Chaldeans are members of the Eastern Catholic Church, while Assyrians are members of ...
Obama wanted to keep 10000 troops in Iraq, ABC's Raddatz claims
Obama, who won office in 2008 partly for his pledge to end the war in Iraq, announced his own draw-down plans a month after taking office. "Let me say this as plainly as I can: by Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end," he said Feb. 27, 2009.
Iraq's north rocked by deadly blasts
While much of Iraq has been plagued by near-daily violence, Kurdistan's capital has avoided much of the deadly unrest. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr, reporting from Erbil, said the explosion went off on a road near the office of the Patriotic Union of ...
In Kurdish Irbil, first car bomb raises fears of onslaught by Islamic State ...