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Iraq

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  • 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...
  • The woman who created Iraq

    There were 39 English men, diplomats, army officers and Middle East experts — and one English woman — sitting in Cairo in March 1921. They had been convened by Winston Churchill who had taken over the colonial office not long before. The...
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  • Thousands of Iraqi Shiites answer urgent call to fight militants

    Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a...
  • Benefit seeks to raise funds to connect vets suffering from PTSD with therapy dogs

    Benefit seeks to raise funds to connect vets suffering from PTSD with therapy dogs
    A car show fundraising event will be held next month in Aurora to benefit a charity that connects therapy dogs with United States veterans battling post-traumatic stress disorder. The fundraiser was organized by Wendy Meyers, a Plainfield woman whose...
  • Iraqi, Syrian insurgents declare a caliphate

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday the establishment of the Muslim caliphate and declared that its leader is Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the current head of ISIS. The declaration made official what many observers had expected, a...
  • 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...
  • Battle for Tikrit continues as Iraqi government pushes back against ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Army units backed by Shiite militias battled Islamist insurgents for control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit for a second day on Saturday in a fight that's critical to government efforts to regain control of the country. Both sides tend...
  • Iraqi commandos and Shiite militias battling to retake Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi army commandos and Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pressed their first significant counteroffensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Friday, battling Sunni insurgents in rebel-held Tikrit after a dramatic...
  • Iraqi insurgents capture more towns; Maliki government downplays rebel successes

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi rebels seized four critical towns in the western province of Anbar overnight Saturday and Sunday, taking control of the last major border crossing to Syria still in government hands and opening a path for the rebels through the Euphrates...
  • Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

    Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices
    Sharp surges in the world's oil prices usually end up dragging the economy down, so analysts are watching the crisis in Iraq for risks to U.S. consumers and the globe's fragile recovery. Oil prices have climbed to a nine-month high amid the escalating...