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Iraq

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Top Iraq Articles

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  • Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who had been trying to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have...
  • Saudi Arabia investigates imams who did not condemn al Qaeda attack: paper

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs Ministry is investigating 17 mosque imams in the capital Riyadh for not using their Friday sermons to denounce an al Qaeda attack this month, the English daily Arab News reported on Saturday. The...
  • Iraq president Talabani returns after long absence

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - President Jalal Talabani returned to Iraq on Saturday for the first time since he suffered a stroke a year and a half ago and was flown abroad for medical treatment, state television said. During Talabani's absence, Sunni...
  • In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency

    The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mortal remains on a doleful final journey to this holy city. Only days ago, they were enthusiastic Shiite Muslim recruits who...
  • Fallujah redux [Commentary]

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]
    When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully...
  • Sunnis in Iraq push back against extremists

    BAGHDAD Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a few militants belonging to the al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said Abu Faraj, 67,...
  • Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people: police, medics

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq's...
  • Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki

    Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki
    Officials in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region lashed out Thursday at a “hysterical” Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, calling for him to resign as Iraq’s shaky governing structure seemed to plunge further into political disarray....
  • Islamic State claims wave of Baghdad bombings

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombs in mostly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad which killed at least 27 people on Saturday. The hardline Sunni Islamist organisation which has led an offensive across...
  • Speak Out: Repeating the lies

    The crap that appears on these pages, written by idiots who get their information from hate radio and Fox Fiction, is amazing. The president did not arm Syrian rebels, and the fighting in Iraq is a religious war between two sects of Islam that have been...
  • 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...