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  • Falling prices, rising threats cool interest in Kurdish oil

    The hall for the Irbil Oil and Gas Exhibition this week was crowded with company displays, executives and investors. But conspicuously absent were international oil giants like Shell, Exxon-Mobil and Chevron that only a year ago were eager to exploit...
  • Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

    As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. For over a decade, he pursued his passion despite daunting challenges and harassment by strangers and police. He taught...
  • Trudy Rubin: Kurds need more U.S. support

    ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan �� Fifty yards from my hotel, in the largely Christian neighborhood of Ainkawa, a car bomb went off last Friday. You can still smell the acrid smoke where the Nili cafe was shattered, killing two young men who had...
  • Bombings in Iraq near market and courthouse kill 7

    Iraqi officials say two bombings, one near a marketplace and the other near a courthouse, have killed seven people. Police officials say the first of Friday's attacks took place in the morning, when a bomb exploded near an outdoor market in the Sunni...
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation, $100,000 fine for leaking secrets

    Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation, $100,000 fine for leaking secrets
    David H. Petraeus, who as a general and onetime head of the CIA conquered foes as he strode across the world stage, on Thursday received probation and a larger fine than expected for illegally giving classified materials to his former lover, who was...
  • U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations

    U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations
    The Obama administration is considering training Iraqis to handle ground control for airstrikes, a move that would significantly expand their role in the fight against the militant group Islamic State, a senior administration official said Thursday. The...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Smuggler's faulty maneuver turned would-be rescue into worst Mediterranean shipwreck in memory Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out....
  • Was sacrifice of Ramadi dead in vain?

    "...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain..." -- Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address While the U.S. military in recent years has had a difficult time winning wars, it has had an easier time surrendering to...
  • Iraq expects new US-made F-16s in July to boost IS fight

    Iraq will at long last be getting the first batch of F-16 fighter jets it ordered four years ago, its air force commander said Thursday, a shipment that is expected to boost Iraq's capabilities in battling the extremist Islamic State group. Lt. Gen....
  • Iraqi tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS group

    When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer, the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. But less than a year later, the tribe is bitterly split between those who...
  • Bombings in Iraqi capital kill 10

    Two bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, Iraqi officials said. Police officials said a car bomb went off at noon Wednesday near a car repair shop in an eastern district, killing seven people and wounding 16 others. The blast...