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  • Obama pledges support for new Iraqi leader

    President Obama pledged support for Iraq’s new, contested prime minister, underscoring the U.S. push to persuade current Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to step down. The nomination of a new prime minister, Haider Abadi, a Shiite and member of Maliki&...
  • Haider al Abadi named to replace Maliki as troops take to Baghdad's streets

    BAGHDAD Iraq's political crisis deepened Monday, with Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki entrenching himself in the capital's International Zone while the coalition his political party belongs nominated a rival to succeed him as head of the government. The...
  • U.S. strikes continue against Islamic State in Iraq

    BAGHDAD More American air strikes pounded Islamic State positions in Northern Iraq on Sunday while lawmakers in Baghdad struggled to choose a prime minister to lead them in forming a new government. U.S. Central Command reported that piloted and unmanned...
  • Iraq: The U.S. broke it, so the U.S. owns it

    To the editor: This is the culmination of Colin Powell's admonishment regarding Iraq that "if you break it, you own it." Ultimately, U.S. forces left Iraq in a power vacuum with an unpopular authoritarian government and a country in disarray. ("Obama...
  • Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late

    Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late
    EL CAJON, Calif. — One of the biblical readings at the Sunday Mass at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac Catholic Church here contained a passage from Ephesians, complete with the warning "do not leave room for the devil." The passage had a...
  • No-win situation with Iraq and the Islamic State

    To the editor: I'll cede the point to Jonah Goldberg that there is a clash of civilizations going on between fundamentalist Muslims and the West, and that the West's enemies are more than just some criminals. So? Now what? ("Prepare for a long war against...
  • Obama: U.S. has broken Islamists' siege on Iraq mountaintop

    President Obama said Thursday that U.S. forces have broken Islamic militants' siege of Iraq's Mt. Sinjar, and he declared the humanitarian mission to save thousands of refugees stranded on the barren mountain a success. “We helped vulnerable...
  • Maliki clings to power in Iraq despite criticism

    BAGHDAD Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki in an unusual midnight address likened some of his political opponents to terrorists and announced that he would take the country's president to court over alleged constitutional violations. His...
  • US dispatches more troops to northern Iraq as Yazidi crisis grows

    BAGHDAD The crisis over who will be Iraq's next prime minister faded in Baghdad on Tuesday after Iran joined the United States in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But it was quickly replaced by...
  • Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist

    Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist
    The fatal crash of a helicopter that was delivering aid to stranded Yazidis in Iraq and evacuating some of the refugees from the Sinjar mountains injured a New York Times correspondent, among others. Alissa J. Rubin “apparently suffered a...
  • Chaos in Baghdad [Editorial]

    Chaos in Baghdad  [Editorial]
    Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime minister,...