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  • How 2 shadowy ISIS commanders designed their Iraq campaign

    IRBIL, Iraq The attack in Mosul wasn't particularly surprising, according to Wameed, an Iraqi soldier who'd been assigned to the city's main highway that night. It began June 9 with suicide bombers in cars and machine gun fire directed at checkpoints...
  • Al-Maliki urges Iraq's neighbors to join fight against Islamists

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called Wednesday for support from neighboring countries in his government's struggle against Islamist insurgents, saying the formation of an Islamic caliphate in much of Iraq and Syria threatens the...
  • Frida Ghitis: Here's hoping Obama succeeds in Iraq

    On Iraq, President Obama is trying to pull off a perilous tight-rope walk over a blustery forest fire. He faces treacherous cross winds. We should all be rooting for him, because it is vital that he make it to the other side. The United States wants to...
  • Obama's Nixon-goes-to-China moment � in Tehran

    Secretary of State John Kerry's plane is touching down in a host of countries this week to talk about the new Iraq crisis and the continuing Syria catastrophe. His itinerary includes Cairo, Amman, Baghdad, Paris and Brussels. But the capital Kerry or even...
  • Russian bombers, advisers arrive in Iraq to aid in fight against ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq The battle for Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit stretched into a third day Sunday with both the Iraqi government and Islamist insurgents reporting heavy loss, as five jet fighters Iraq purchased from Russia arrived. The head of Iraq's...
  • Leverage Obama forfeited in Iraq will be hard to reclaim

    Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office. Which makes Bush responsible for the terrible costs...
  • Persian DJs keep the beat going at Los Angeles parties

     Persian DJs keep the beat going at Los Angeles parties
    The night began as Jewish celebrations often do — with the traditional dancing of the Hora. "Let's get a circle going!" Edwin Tabrikian, known as DJ Taraneh, said to the crowd. The 34-year-old Iranian DJ clutched his microphone and jumped up and...
  • Iran cheers World Cup soccer squad despite loss to Argentina

    Iranians danced in the streets and honked car horns late Saturday to celebrate the national soccer team’s robust performance in a World Cup match against powerhouse Argentina in Brazil. Though Iran lost 1-0 on a sensational late goal by Lionel...
  • Negotiators start writing a deal on Iran's nuclear program

    Negotiators from six world powers and Iran on Friday began composing the text of a comprehensive agreement on Tehran's nuclear program, but remained far apart on key issues as they closed out a fifth round of talks. With one month to go to their...
  • Obama's Iraq mistake [Editorial]

    Obama's Iraq mistake  [Editorial]
    Under intense pressure to do something about the collapsing Iraqi state, President Barack Obama announced that he will send up to 300 special operations forces there to assess the situation and provide training and support to Iraq's armed forces....
  • Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution

    Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution
    President Obama said Thursday that he will send as many as 300 military advisors to help Iraq's beleaguered armed forces "take the fight" to Islamist insurgents, although he insisted that only a political solution can resolve the crisis. Several special...