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  • More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

    Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies. The surge, as well...
  • In Iraq, rise of Islamic State deals blow to Christian population

    The men play dominoes with a gusto that transforms the game into a virtual contact sport, lifting the pieces high in the air before smacking them down in a percussive staccato that provides a back beat to the buzz of their conversations. The easy...
  • Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who had been trying to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have...
  • Saudi Arabia investigates imams who did not condemn al Qaeda attack: paper

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs Ministry is investigating 17 mosque imams in the capital Riyadh for not using their Friday sermons to denounce an al Qaeda attack this month, the English daily Arab News reported on Saturday. The...
  • Top Shi'ite cleric urges help for Iraq's displaced

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called on political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts, in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside....
  • Baghdad blast claimed by Islamic State, suicide car bomb kill nine

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State militant group killed three people on Thursday in the centre of Baghdad and a second bomb outside the Iraqi capital killed six people, police and medics said. The bomb in central Baghdad,...
  • Islamic State seizes major Syrian oil fields, aids Assad regime

    ISTANBUL Extremist fighters of the Islamic State, already in control of a third of Iraqi territory, are on the attack in Syria, where they've seized more oil fields, facilitated the Assad regime's advance in Aleppo and started a new offensive against...
  • Why doesn't Dick Cheney just shut up?

    Among former presidents, there's an unwritten rule: Once you leave the game, you don't stand on the sidelines and criticize the man who took your place. You never heard George H.W. Bush attack Bill Clinton. Never heard Clinton slamming George W. Bush....
  • U.N. accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, child abuse in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations accused Islamic State fighters in Iraq of executing religious and other leaders as well as teachers and health workers, forcibly recruiting children and raping women among acts that amounted to war crimes. A UN...
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Sunni Iraqi politician Jabouri elected speaker: state TV

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Moderate Islamist Sunni politician Salim al-Jabouri was elected Iraq's new speaker on Tuesday, state television reported, winning an absolute majority of votes from deputies. Live television footage broadcast from inside the...