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Iraq

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Top Iraq Articles

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  • Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy

     Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy
    Even though much of the capital is out of town for a Shiite religious holiday in the city of Karbala, the gleaming food court at Mansour Mall is packed. Indoor shopping malls are a staple in neighboring Persian Gulf countries but still rare in war-...
  • Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar

    Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar
    Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Sunday entered the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, which has been held by Islamic State militants for months. The campaign to retake the mountain town is the latest effort to regain ground lost...
  • Iraq says Jordan to begin training Iraqi troops soon

    Jordan will begin training the first group of army troops from neighboring Iraq in the next few weeks as part of the international effort to fight Islamic State, the Iraqi defense minister said on Monday. Speaking after meeting Jordanian King Abdullah,...
  • Sen. Roberts returns from Iraq newly confident in U.S. mission: 'This strategy is working'

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Pat Roberts returned Monday from a clandestine trip to Iraq to visit Kansas soldiers, bringing with him a new-found support for a U.S. military mission that he previously criticized for being "much too vague" and dependent on...
  • Islamic State counterattacks refinery as fight for Iraq swings back and forth

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State forces began a powerful counterattack Monday to retake the Iraqi town of Bayji, site of the nation's largest oil refinery. The militants' assault came as Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish fighters along with heavy U.S. airstrikes...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House...
  • Iraq oil min says no need for OPEC emergency meeting now

    Iraq's oil minister said on Sunday he saw no need for an emergency meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), but "we have to wait and see" whether the group made the right decision to keep its output unchanged. Speaking...
  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • Kurdish fighters in Iraq make headway in battle against Islamic State

    Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have gained ground against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, potentially clearing an escape route for persecuted minorities remaining on and near Mt. Sinjar. The offensive, begun this week, paired the...
  • Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

    Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated...
  • U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report

    U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report
    U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders, the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. In an interview with the newspaper, U.S. General Martin...