New York Times
With Iraq Mired in Turmoil, Some Call for Partitioning the Country
New York Times
With the surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — who, as a senator, called in a 2006 essay for the partition of Iraq into Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish zones — it seems fair to ask a question that has bedeviled ...
Biden makes surprise trip to Iraq
Rushing to Iraq, old tensions stymie new deal for Israel, and disciplinary moves for Afghanistan hospital bombing
Vice President Joe Biden Visits Iraq Amid Political Turmoil
Photo by Pavlos Vrionides/AP
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported killing almost 1,000 "enemy combatants" and injuring nearly 100 more during Royal Airforce (RAF) airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between September 2014 and March 2016, though it claims no civilians have been ...
RAF bombers have wiped out 1000 ISIS jihadists since campaign in Iraq and Syria began
In Iraq, the Mosul offensive is off to a slow and shaky start
WADI MASHAR, Iraq. From a sandbagged hilltop outpost here, you can see the front line of the Islamic State in the muddy brown houses of Al-Nasr, a village on the next ridgeline, about a mile-and-a-half west. The Iraqi army was supposed to have captured ...
Special forces in Iraq rule out ISIS combat
Canada's special forces play vital role in helping peshmerga troops battle Daesh in Iraq
Military Strikes Continue Against 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 ...
OPEC oil output near record high in April as Iran, Iraq growth offsets outages: Reuters survey
LONDON OPEC's oil output rose in April to close to the highest level in recent history, a Reuters survey found on Friday, as production increases led by Iran and Iraq more than offset a strike in Kuwait and other outages. Top exporter Saudi Arabia ...
Christian Science Monitor
In northern Iraq, longstanding tensions surge even as ISIS is pushed back
Christian Science Monitor
Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq — Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias together in 2014 pushed out forces of the self-declared Islamic State (IS) from around the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu. But the subsequent bouts of fighting between the nominal allies ...
Coalition In-Fighting Threatens the War Against ISIS in Iraq
Kurds, Shi'ites agree to withdraw forces from north Iraq town after clashes
Australian soldiers stationed at Taji military base in Iraq blame New Zealand for Anzac alcohol ban
Diggers stationed at the Taji military base outside Baghdad have expressed frustration at a strict alcohol ban which prevents them enjoying even a single drink on Anzac Day or Christmas. Key points: One veteran said the blanket prohibition was annoying ...
Australian soldiers in Iraq's Taji base blame New Zealand counterparts for alcohol ban
Iraq Diversifying Shiite Forces While Abuses Continue, U.S. Says
Kenneth Katzman, a Middle East analyst for the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, said in an e-mail that “a key continuing deficiency with the Iraq government seems to be its failure to hold institutions and officials to account for abuses ...
No, Donald Trump Didn't Oppose the Iraq War
But he also pointedly rejected the nation-building of the George W. Bush administration, reminding his audience that he had opposed the Iraq war. The second, from the Washington Post, is right: Mr. Trump blamed previous administrations for making a ...
5000 US soldiers are now fighting ISIS in Iraq
There are 5,000 American troops in Iraq battling ISIS and around 250 more are heading to Syria to aid in the fight there. Their main aim in Syria is not to fight, but to draw more Sunni Arabs into the fight. In Iraq, the troops are aiding the battle ...