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Iraq

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  • Syria's violence prompts worse humanitarian crisis in a century

    IRBIL, Iraq Nearly half of Syria's population has been displaced either internally or externally as refugees in the worst humanitarian crisis to strike the Middle East in at least a century, according to new data released by the International Rescue...
  • U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the U.S. homeland from Islamic State militants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday after Britain raised its international terrorism threat level. Islamic...
  • U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

    U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet
    The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday....
  • Islamic State's appeal presents Jordan with new test

    AMMAN (Reuters) - He had a good job and a loving family, but it wasn't enough for a 25-year old Jordanian who abandoned his life of privilege in Amman to join the Islamic State group that has seized swathes of neighboring Iraq and Syria. Handsome,...
  • Obama in the lion's den

    WASHINGTON -- Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte earlier this week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs'...
  • Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]

    Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]
    President Obama, in his determination to get American foreign policy off what he has called "a perpetual war footing," must take care now not to box himself in with any more comments about "red lines" that restrict his options. As he appraises the...
  • Syrian accused of making detonators with U.S. parts faces Arizona court

    (Reuters) - A Syrian man accused of procuring and assembling American-made electronic parts for roadside bombs used in attacks on U.S. military forces in Iraq made his first U.S. court appearance on Thursday in Arizona and pleaded not guilty to federal...
  • Pentagon's relatively small Iraq costs may jump with escalation: analysts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A big escalation in U.S. military activity against Islamic State militants could force the Pentagon to seek more money from Congress as policymakers draft next year's budget, though it should be able to pay for the current pace of...
  • Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

    Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous. Those findings, from a newly released Pew Research Center survey, provide an important backdrop for President...
  • Disputed Kurdish oil tanker mysteriously goes dark off Texas coast

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A tanker near Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the latest development in a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse between Baghdad and the Kurds. The AIS ship tracking...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...