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  • 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...
  • Republican first round pits Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano. The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing...
  • Iraq Sunni insurgency seeks end to Shi'te political domination

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Sunni insurgents and tribal leaders said on Wednesday after a closed meeting they would keep fighting until they take over the Iraqi capital and bring down a U.S. imposed political order that brought Shi'ites to rule the country and...
  • Lawmakers challenge spending billions more on wars

    WASHINGTON Pentagon leaders faced a bipartisan barrage of skeptical questions Wednesday from lawmakers over President Barack Obama's request for $58.6 billion in emergency funds for conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine and beyond. Republican and...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Obama can't afford to plunge war-weary US into a sectarian civil war

    COLUMBUS, Ohio The horrors that Iraq is experiencing these days cannot be blamed on President Barack Obama. He can't put troops back into Iraq for a full-scale fight against ISIL the Islamic State of Ira and Levant the group that is taking over swaths...
  • Iraq president Talabani returns after long absence

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - President Jalal Talabani returned to Iraq on Saturday for the first time since he suffered a stroke a year and a half ago and was flown abroad for medical treatment, state television said. During Talabani's absence, Sunni...
  • Sunnis in Iraq push back against extremists

    BAGHDAD Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a few militants belonging to the al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said Abu Faraj, 67,...
  • Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people: police, medics

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq's...
  • Islamic State claims wave of Baghdad bombings

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombs in mostly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad which killed at least 27 people on Saturday. The hardline Sunni Islamist organisation which has led an offensive across...