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Iraq

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Top Iraq Articles

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  • Airlines halt flights to Baghdad after gunfire hits passenger plane arriving from Dubai

    Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital. A prolonged disruption in flights could seriously limit travel...
  • USAID formally suspends contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The United States Agency for International Development has formally suspended the work of one of its contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan following accusations of mismanagement. A USAID statement issued Monday said the decision was the result of...
  • Report: Iran sends vow of revenge to Israel via Washington over killing of Iranian general

    Iran said Tuesday it has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein...
  • Iraq officials vow to investigate alleged massacre of Sunnis

    Iraq officials vow to investigate alleged massacre of Sunnis
    Iraqi officials on Tuesday promised to investigate reports that at least 70 civilians, including women and children, were slain during a bloody government campaign to seize control of the embattled eastern province of Diyala. Sunni Muslim tribal leaders...
  • Fixing Syria and Iraq is a job for the next president

    To the editor: President Obama's Syria policy is an unfortunate example of his now-characteristic indecisiveness. He's half in and half out. Air support, yes; ground troops, no. ("A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria," Op-Ed, Jan. 24)...
  • In Iraq, like anywhere, it's hard to find good morgue workers

    In Iraq, like anywhere, it's hard to find good morgue workers
    There was blood on the white tile floor, on the eight metal gurneys and on the hands of the worker using coarse black thread to sew up an autopsy incision on the latest body to arrive at the moldering central morgue. A sour smell of blood filled the air...
  • Under Islamic State, life in Mosul, Iraq, turns grim

    Under Islamic State, life in Mosul, Iraq, turns grim
    Seven months into the takeover of Iraq's second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are confined to prison camps, and the overwhelmingly Muslim...
  • A Salute To The Coast Guard At 100

    The U.S. Coast Guard actually dates to 1790, but the modern iteration of the multifaceted marine service is 100 years old this month — and still going strong. In 1790, President George Washington signed a law that authorized the construction of 10...
  • Obama says US continues to pursue terrorist targets inside Yemen despite political vacuum

    President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country. The U.S. campaign against al-Qaida...
  • Trudy Rubin: Arab leaders grow introspective at Davos

    This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, which became the hallmark of the Arab Spring. As though to mock those long-dead hopes, Yemen and Libya have collapsed, Syria lies in ruins, and much of Syria and Iraq are...
  • AP Interview: Iraqi official says 'sleeper cells' key in battle against Islamic State group

    "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press. The comments by Hakim al-Zamili, the head...