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Iraq

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Top Iraq Articles

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  • Islamic State 'massacres' 80 Yazidis in north Iraq: officials

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in the country's north, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday. "They arrived in vehicles and they started their...
  • The end of Iraq (cont'd)

    "I think this is going to take some time," our president warned last Saturday as he took off for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard, maybe because he felt he had to offer some explanation as Iraq collapsed along with his foreign policy in general. What was...
  • Today's war-torn Mideast is not yesterday's Europe

    In recent weeks, politicians and pundits have likened the Syrian and Iraqi civil wars to the Thirty Years' War and the other so-called religious wars that divided Europe in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It's easy to see what gave rise to the...
  • Exclusive: Sunni leaders open to joining Iraq government if conditions met

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland who rebelled against outgoing premier Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government are willing to join the new administration if certain conditions are met, a spokesman said on...
  • Long flight from Sunni militants leads Iraqi Turkmens to Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - School is out, but northern Baghdad's classrooms are packed - not with students, but with people who have traveled further than most to escape the Sunni militant onslaught splitting Iraq. While perils faced by members of the Yazidi...
  • US intervention in Iraq will be counterproductive

    We may call the latest U.S. intervention "humanitarian" and "limited," but make no mistake: President Barack Obama's decision to bomb Iraq will cause further violence and deterioration in that country, and draw the United States deeper into a quagmire...
  • No-win situation with Iraq and the Islamic State

    To the editor: I'll cede the point to Jonah Goldberg that there is a clash of civilizations going on between fundamentalist Muslims and the West, and that the West's enemies are more than just some criminals. So? Now what? ("Prepare for a long war against...
  • Why is U.S. military supporting Iraq's kleptocrats?

    The hot, noisy deck of an aircraft carrier during flight operations is a dangerous inferno of a place: deafeningly loud in the blast of jet exhaust, the wash of rotor blades and the stench of jet fuel. But every catapult launch that sends a Super Hornet...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: The horrific destruction of Christianity in Iraq

    Convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or die. Those are the conditions offered to Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Since the Islamic State (formerly called ISIL and ISIS)...
  • With Islamic State on march, Lebanon's Christians must agree on president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - With minorities facing death and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Lebanon's Christians must lay aside their rivalries and agree on who should fill the vacant presidency, a leading Druze politician has...
  • German foreign minister to visit Iraq, says must go to limits of what is possible to support Kurds

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he would travel to Iraq at the weekend to see what could be done to support Kurdish security forces, adding it would be necessary to go to the limits of what is "legally and...