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  • Islamic State leader exhorts fellow Sunnis to join him

    Islamic State leader exhorts fellow Sunnis to join him
    The secretive head of the Islamic State militant group has made what appears to be his first public appearance, purportedly speaking from a mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a video posted online Saturday. The video, uploaded by...
  • Toomey: Signal Central America on immigration crisis

    Toomey: Signal Central America on immigration crisis
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called on officials to send a strong message to Central American families in response to an influx of children crossing into the United States, but cautioned against detaining those children in locations across the country. Toomey...
  • Islamic militants release 32 Turkish drivers kidnapped in Iraq

    Islamic militants release 32 Turkish drivers kidnapped in Iraq
    A group of 32 Turkish truck drivers kidnapped three weeks ago by Islamic militants in northern Iraq have been released and are en route home, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists in Ankara on Thursday. There was no immediate word,...
  • India says 46 nurses held in Iraq are free

    India says 46 nurses held in Iraq are free
    More than 40 nurses who had been held in insurgent-held territory in Iraq were freed Friday, cheering relatives and many others across India who had closely followed reports of their captivity. Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman for the External Affairs...
  • Iraq's Shiites fight for their shrines and their creed

    One by one the young volunteers approached the majestic Kadhimiya shrine, the holiest site of Shiite Islam in the Iraqi capital. They sought blessings before heading off to war and uncertain fates. "We will fight, and if we have to give our lives, we...
  • Shiite Najaf's power brokers find many faults with al-Maliki, but sectarianism isn't among them

    NAJAF, Iraq The turbaned clerics, powerful dynasts and militia commanders who run this Shiite Muslim holy city have plenty of gripes about Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He behaves like a dictator, they typically begin, then list the many other...
  • 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...
  • A friendship in Chicago, a challenge in Iraq

     A friendship in Chicago, a challenge in Iraq
    Mahmoud Saeed is leaving Chicago soon, going home to the wreckage of Iraq. He'll travel light. Four suits, he thinks. A few of his hundred or so hats. Some photos of Jackie and Samir. Going back to Iraq right now may seem like a crazy thing to...
  • Iraq's fracture adds to pain of soldier's survivors

     Iraq's fracture adds to pain of soldier's survivors
    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 Landecks. Richard and Vicki Landeck live in...
  • As unrest continues, families left to mourn soldiers killed in Iraq

    As unrest continues, families left to mourn soldiers killed in Iraq
    Cpl. Christopher Lee Poole Jr. would have celebrated his 29th birthday this Fourth of July. A "firecracker baby," his parents called him. Every year his mother still gets him a big cake, and every year his family still gathers in his honor. But the...
  • Iraq's Sunni insurgency waged by convenient bedfellows

    Iraq's Sunni insurgency waged by convenient bedfellows
    The protests that sprouted last year in the Sunni Arab village of Karmah were a peaceful sort, tribal leader Laurence Hardan recalled, with residents “wearing dishdashas and carrying the Koran” in opposition to the Shiite Muslim-led Iraqi...