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Iraq

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  • A look at America's complicated collage of a Mideast policy

    The United States' engagement in the volatile and unpredictable Middle East got more complicated this week, as American and Iranian negotiators sought a historic nuclear agreement while the U.S. provided intelligence for a Saudi-led air campaign against...
  • Pakistani fears of Sunni-Shiite violence spark opposition to helping Saudis

    ISLAMABAD Prospects that Pakistan would join the Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen appeared to be evaporating Friday amid widespread concern that taking sides in what's perceived as a power struggle between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia...
  • France calls for Islamic State to be referred to ICC

    The U.N. human rights chief told the Security Council on Friday that in a "most terrible irony," the Islamic State group may be more accepting of the ethnic diversity of its members than some states are about ethnic differences among their own citizens....
  • Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group

    The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River. As Khamis...
  • Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination

    Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination
    Iraq's top Shiite cleric issued a call on Friday for pro-government militias to coordinate their efforts with the state, two days after a major government offensive against Islamic State militants recommenced. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, speaking...
  • US sees opportunity in Iran's pullback in Iraq

    The United States persuaded Iraq to sideline Iranian-backed Shiite militias as a condition to American airstrikes in the strategic city of Tikrit, a senior U.S. general said Thursday. The move limits Iran's influence, at least temporarily, and could re-...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

    Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal. With the clock...
  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen

    Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in turbulent Yemen have added a regional dimension to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country. Five reasons why the world should care about what is happening there: ___ AL-QAIDA'S...
  • Iraq's February oil exports below planned level for IS fight

    Iraq's oil exports for last month were below planned levels, the country's Oil Ministry said Wednesday, depriving the nation of badly needed funds for its battle against the Islamic state group. Crude exports in February averaged 2.596 million barrels...
  • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

    Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...