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Iraq

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  • As Shiite militias return to the fight, Iraqi politicians worry about sectarian war

    NAJAF, Iraq Mohamed Thaban al Shiblawy was prepared for this moment from the time he was a boy, with lessons about the protocols of battle from tribal lore and old photos that show his rifle-toting grandfather astride a horse during the 1920 uprising...
  • Turkey's Erdogan asks Parliament to approve talks with Kurds

    ISTANBUL Turkey's powerful prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, launched parliamentary debate this week on a new law that would open formal negotiations with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party to end a 30-year armed rebellion. He tied the move to...
  • 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...
  • Netanyahu's call for Kurdish independence sparks questions about a unified Iraq

    TEL AVIV, Israel Israel, warily watching the advance of Islamist terrorists across Iraq, appears to be inching toward supporting independence for Kurdistan, a position that would put it at odds with the United States over the partition of Iraq. Prime...
  • US cleric popular with militants faces travel, social media restrictions

    DETROIT A federal judge has cracked down on the travel and computer activities of a Dearborn, Mich., cleric popular worldwide with the extremist militant group that announced last week the formation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. U.S. District...
  • More signs of Iraq disintegration as Kurds call for independence vote, Islamists solidify position

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq appeared closer to its long-predicted disintegration Thursday as Kurdish leaders ordered steps to hold a referendum "as soon as possible" on self-rule for their oil-rich territory and Islamist extremists improved their military position...
  • 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...
  • The Week in Pictures | June 23–29, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the World Cup in Brazil took center stage as fans across the globe rooted on their teams. Thirty-two teams began the tournament and only 16 are left as we enter the knockout stage....
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  • 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...