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  • Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier

    President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants. Obama said...
  • Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against IS

    President Barack Obama brought Iraq's prime minister to the White House Tuesday to pledge U.S. support for his effort to run Islamic State militants out of its country, while making it clear that ultimately Baghdad must be in charge of its own destiny....
  • President Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against Islamic State

    President Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against Islamic State
    President Barack Obama brought Iraq's prime minister to the White House Tuesday to pledge U.S. support for his effort to run Islamic State militants out of its country, while making it clear that ultimately Baghdad must be in charge of its own destiny....
  • Ex-guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings

    Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others....
  • UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram. In a report released Monday, the U.N. chief expressed "grave...
  • Attacks kill 28 civilians in and around Baghdad

    A wave of attacks in and around Baghdad on Tuesday killed at least 28 people as Iraqi security forces repelled an attack by the extremist Islamic State group on the country's largest oil refinery, officials said. The attacks came as Iraqi Prime...
  • Highlights: Military weapons delivered to Iraq, planned aid

    Highlights of military assistance delivered to Iraq as of December 2014: —300 mine-resistant vehicles —12,000 sets of body armor, Kevlar helmets, individual first aid kits —21,000 M16A2 rifles —More than 2,000 Hellfire missiles...
  • Australia to deploy 300 additional troops to Iraq

    Australia's government said Tuesday it had completed preparations to send about 300 additional troops to Iraq and would deploy them over the coming weeks. The troops will work alongside about 100 New Zealand troops at the Taji base north of Baghdad....
  • Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner

    Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner
    When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote...
  • Iraqi premier to seek U.S. help in war against Islamic State

    Iraqi premier to seek U.S. help in war against Islamic State
    When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi sits down in the Oval Office on Tuesday, he is expected to ask President Obama to boost U.S. military assistance to help his beleaguered government push Islamic State militants out of Iraq. But Obama will be...
  • In Iraq, a historic Christian library saved from militants

    As Islamic State group militants advanced toward this monastery perched on a mountain in northern Iraq, the monks rushed to protect a cherished piece of their heritage: Their library of centuries-old Christian manuscripts. Dozens of the handwritten...