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  • Iraq militants' advance casts shadow over Baghdad neighborhood

    Iraq militants' advance casts shadow over Baghdad neighborhood
    From his barbershop, Dhai Rahmeh recalled the dark days of 2006-07, when sectarian death squads stalked the streets, forcing thousands to flee his neighborhood, Ghazaliya. The once-sleepy residential district was soon transformed into one of the Iraqi...
  • Summer test for 'Islamic State' call to young European radicals: EU official

    MILAN (Reuters) - The long summer break will test the ability of the militant "Islamic State" group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to draw radical Islamist students in Europe to fight in Iraq and Syria, an EU official said in Milan on Tuesday. In Oslo, U.S....
  • Iraq parliament balks at resolving leadership crisis

    Expectations that Iraq’s new parliament would soon resolve a leadership crisis were dashed  Monday when deeply divided lawmakers pushed back a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Officials initially announced that the next parliamentary session had...
  • Terror and sympathy from Turkish hostages seized in Iraq

    SANLIURFA Turkey (Reuters) - When truck driver Vehbi Demir was handcuffed by masked Islamists wielding machine guns and driven to an unknown destination, he little imagined he would end up sympathizing with the militants' cause. Demir was among 32...
  • For one fleeing Shiite family, extremist push in northern Iraq ends a way of life

    NAJAF, Iraq The mortars rained down for 12 hours, an eternity for members of the Hassan family who huddled together in a single room, the children screaming and the adults praying to die in the shelling rather than be slaughtered by the Islamic State...
  • Michigan man admits to burning Qurans

    DETROIT A Detroit man born in Iraq who says he has a history of psychological problems has admitted to burning Qurans in Dearborn, Mich., on three separate occasions over the past month. Ali Hassan Al-Asadi, 51, was arrested on June 25 outside the...
  • Iraq has this democracy thing down pat

    I'm not sure what all the concern is about the situation in Iraq. All along we wanted Iraq to form a government much like ours and have all the benefits of a democracy. Instead of Democrats, Republicans and members of the tea party, it has Sunnis,...
  • The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq

     The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq
    "This moment requires statesmanship." That was Secretary of State John F. Kerry — a man not known for irony — in a meeting in late June with Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. Appealing to Barzani's nonexistent...
  • UN: Islamic State executed imam of mosque where al-Baghdadi preached

    GENEVA The Islamic State's executions of 13 Sunni Muslim clerics last month in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, were a move by the radical Sunni movement to silence moderate voices among Iraq's Sunnis, and they deserve greater attention than they've...
  • China pushes for speedy political solution in Iraq

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes that Iraq can form a new inclusive government as soon as possible and will support efforts by Baghdad to protect its sovereignty, state media cited China's special envoy to the Middle East as saying on a visit to a key...
  • Republicans can't seem to agree on Iraq and Middle East strategies

    The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era. Unfolding...