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Iraq

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  • Chaos in Baghdad [Editorial]

    Chaos in Baghdad  [Editorial]
    Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime minister,...
  • Iraq's Maliki defiant as new prime minister nominated to succeed him

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki was dealt a severe blow Monday in his contentious quest for a third term when the country’s president and its leading political bloc called on another lawmaker to form a new government. The move was immediately...
  • A way out for US Marine— and Mexico

    A way out for US Marine— and Mexico
    Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi should not be a prisoner, and he should not be a pawn. Tahmooressi, who has family and roots in Weston, was arrested in March by Mexican authorities when he crossed the border from California with three loaded firearms...
  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 11

    NATION FERGUSON, Mo. Hundreds of protesters converged outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Monday, chanting "Hands up! Don't shoot!" with their arms in the air after a night of violence when a vigil for an unarmed black teenager who...
  • U.S. airstrikes helped, but Kurds from Syria turned tide against Islamic State

    GWER, Iraq Victory, they say, has many fathers, and as Kurdish peshmerga militia pushed Islamic State forces from a string of towns near Irbil Sunday and Monday, it was easy to cite two: accurate airstrikes by U.S. aircraft that eliminated artillery...
  • Obama pledges support for new Iraqi leader

    President Obama pledged support for Iraq’s new, contested prime minister, underscoring the U.S. push to persuade current Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to step down. The nomination of a new prime minister, Haider Abadi, a Shiite and member of Maliki&...
  • Obama doctrine put to the test

    WASHINGTON--Even as President Obama continues to insist that there will be no return of American "boots on the ground" in Iraq, stark reality is severely testing what has come to be known as the Obama Doctrine--that the use of U.S. military power has...
  • Iraqi Yazidis describe flight from Islamic State militants

    Iraqi Yazidis describe flight from Islamic State militants
    The Murad family, caked in dust and grime, trudged through a dismal gravel quarry where mangy dogs dodged bulldozers as dusk approached along the banks of the Tigris River. The Murads were among thousands of displaced Iraqis, members of the minority...
  • Haider al Abadi named to replace Maliki as troops take to Baghdad's streets

    BAGHDAD Iraq's political crisis deepened Monday, with Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki entrenching himself in the capital's International Zone while the coalition his political party belongs nominated a rival to succeed him as head of the government. The...
  • 4 U.S. airstrikes aid Iraqi Kurds battling Islamic State militants

    U.S. warplanes and armed drones pounded Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Sunday with multiple airstrikes near the Kurdish capital of Irbil, marking the third straight day of punishing attacks on Islamic State forces. The American assaults were...
  • In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt

    In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt
    When they cook, they weep, knowing their relatives in Iraq have nothing to eat. When they see their beds, they think of those trapped on a mountaintop who must sleep on nothing but rocks. Many members of the Yazidi community here say they have stopped...