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Iraq

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  • Iraqi forces withdrawn from militant-held Tikrit after new push: sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have withdrawn from the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Tikrit after a new push to retake the city met heavy resistance, a soldier who fought in the battle said on Wednesday. Government troops and allied Shi'ite...
  • Avoid 'mission creep' in Iraq

    "Mission creep" is the process whereby a military commitment made under one rationale morphs into something larger and more dangerous.That is exactly the risk the Obama administration is running in Iraq. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...
  • Saudi Arabia boosts security on heavily fortified Iraq frontier

    By Angus McDowall ARAR Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The group now calling itself the Islamic State rampaged across the border between Syria and Iraq a month ago and has since declared a caliphate across a swathe of the Middle East from Aleppo to the...
  • Volunteers Give Boost To Middletown's Trees Of Honor Memorial

    MIDDLETOWN — Work on the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial is progressing rapidly, with volunteer laborers and donated equipment giving the project a huge boost. Since 2001, 65 Connecticut soldiers have died in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • Syria's Assad assails rebels and their allies as he starts third term

    With global attention turned to crises raging elsewhere in the region, a triumphant and defiant Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a third term as president of war-ravaged Syria. Assad’s address during an elaborate ceremony at the...
  • Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

    Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a "dirty war" to unseat him. Once written...
  • Iraq parliament meets to decide on forming government

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament met on Tuesday for talks aimed at breaking a political impasse which has held up the formation of a government to tackle an Islamist insurgency which swept through northern Iraq towards Baghdad. Acting speaker...
  • Kurdish singer Helly Luv ready to 'Risk it All' for independence

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish pop singer Helly Luv says she will not be put off by death threats from Iraqi Islamist militants since release of her first music video but, drawing on its title, insists she will "Risk It All" to help a push for an...
  • 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...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry: Sign of nasty 2016 foreign policy debate

    The sniping this week between two presumed Republican candidates for president has included cracks about hopeless na´vete, a spat over the mantle of Ronald Reagan and even an insult aimed at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hipster glasses. It was also the...