Iraq in political limbo after stalled reform attempts
BAGHDAD (AP) Failed attempts to oust the speaker of parliament and a fresh ultimatum from an influential Shiite cleric have left Iraq in a state of political limbo. Backroom negotiations continued late into the night Saturday between Iraq's powerful ...
Protesting MPs fail to oust Iraq speaker
Iraq Government Teeters On Edge Of Collapse As Fight Against ISIS Drags On
Iraq MPs quit session aimed at replacing speaker
US Turns to Gulf Allies to Help Rebuild ISIS-Ravaged Iraq
AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday he would ask Gulf states next week to contribute to efforts to rebuild parts of Iraq devastated by the fight against ISIS. Carter spoke at the start of a ...
Pentagon chief mulls new strategies to fight Isis as US strikes in Syria and Iraq
US Plans to Step Up Military Campaign Against ISIS
Pentagon chief in Gulf to seek support for Iraq
UC Berkeley student who fled Iraq as a 12-year-old 'kicked off Southwest Airlines flight for speaking Arabic'
The U.C. Berkeley senior, who fled Iraq in 2002 after his diplomat father was killed and who lived in Jordan before being granted asylum in the United States, said he was on the phone with his uncle in Baghdad when another passenger was frightened by ...
Iraq already accepted Kurdish independence, scholar says
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—By freezing Kurdistan's share of national budget, Iraq has already given green light to the Kurdish efforts for further independence, says political scientist, Arezu Yilmaz, who has studied the Kurdish case over the past decade.
Ohio police search for missing 33-year-old Iraq War veteran
Authorities are searching Friday for a missing 33-year-old Marine who served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has issued a “critical missing person” alert for Anthony “Tony” Pastura, who was last seen ...
Iraq's Kurds declare independence in cyberspace
(Reuters) Denied their own state in reality, Iraq's Kurds have declared independence in cyberspace with a new domain name that has provoked the ire of a neighbor hostile to their aspirations. The new top-level domain “.krd” gives Kurds a separate space ...
Iraq hit by actual tornado after years of bombing by UK Tornado jets
No one was killed, according to Liveleak, just “material damage” and excellent viral videos. While this is a rare occurrence in Iraq, the country is well used to the “material damage” and the dead bodies caused by the British government's Tornado GR4 ...
Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Targets in Iraq, Syria
Department of Defense
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq ...
Middle East Eye
Iraq's former Prime Minister Maliki said behind troubles in parliament
Middle East Eye
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki masterminded a parliamentary "coup" in Iraq on Thursday, lawmakers and senior Iraqi politicians told Middle East Eye. On Wednesday, more than 170 Iraqi MPs protested against the heads of parliamentary blocs ...
US, UN voice concern over Iraq political 'chaos'
Officials from both the UN and the U.S. have voiced concern about Iraq's increasingly chaotic political situation, especially given the stark divisions now plaguing the country's parliament. "The political crisis threatens to paralyze state ...