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  • Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields

    Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields
    The rift between Iraq's government and the semiautonomous Kurdistan region deepened Friday, as Kurdish forces snatched control of two major oil fields and Prime Minister Nouri Maliki appointed replacements for Cabinet members who declared a boycott. The...
  • Bob Dinneen: Renewables can put brakes on high gas prices

    As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4 per gallon. With prices rising so fast, there's never been a more important time for...
  • Iraq Sunni insurgency seeks end to Shi'te political domination

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Sunni insurgents and tribal leaders said on Wednesday after a closed meeting they would keep fighting until they take over the Iraqi capital and bring down a U.S. imposed political order that brought Shi'ites to rule the country and...
  • Lawmakers challenge spending billions more on wars

    WASHINGTON Pentagon leaders faced a bipartisan barrage of skeptical questions Wednesday from lawmakers over President Barack Obama's request for $58.6 billion in emergency funds for conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine and beyond. Republican and...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry: Sign of nasty 2016 foreign policy debate

    The sniping this week between two presumed Republican candidates for president has included cracks about hopeless na├»vete, a spat over the mantle of Ronald Reagan and even an insult aimed at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hipster glasses. It was also the...
  • Republicans rant but offer no solutions

    Republicans rant but offer no solutions
    Apparently there's a contest among Republicans to see who can be more shameless and irresponsible in criticizing President Barack Obama's foreign policy. So far, Chris Christie is winning. The New Jersey governor alleged Saturday that “the...
  • Iraq's fracture adds to pain of Gold Star families

     
    From Sunday's print column When I read news reports about the chaotic civil war that's ripping apart Iraq and threatening to undo, at least, any modest gains effected by the investment of American blood and treasure, I think about the......
  • Trudy Rubin: Iraqi leader must step aside

    Having ignored Iraq since 2009, the Obama team is now desperately trying to devise a way to prevent its total collapse and to roll back the jihadi state newly established on a third of Iraqi territory. The only slim hope of doing either requires the...
  • Islamic State releases video of its leader in Mosul in new assertion of authority

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State on Saturday released a video of what it said was its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leading Friday prayers in one of Mosul's oldest mosques, an event that not only displayed the group's military control over Iraq's second...