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  • Best Sports Moment

     
    Monday's thrilling 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in the World Cup gave me an idea for a question to throw out to you. I'll assume that everyone reading this saw that game on TV, if they saw it at all.......
  • Some residents returning to Iraqi city held by Islamic militants

    Some residents returning to Iraqi city held by Islamic militants
    A bus headed to the Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday was nearly filled to capacity as many residents returned home just days after fleeing an attack by Islamic militants who overran security forces. The driver, Muhsen Kanaan, laughed and scoffed at the...
  • Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups

     Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups
    He is regarded as one of the most powerful militants in the world, a former Islamist preacher who evolved into a global jihad warrior now threatening to rewrite the map of the Middle East. Yet Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and...
  • Iraqi Shiite militiamen parade in show of force in Baghdad

    Clad in combat gear and marching in military formation, thousands of Shiite Muslim militiamen on Saturday vowed to defend Iraq's capital from a Sunni insurgent movement that seized three more towns from government forces. Followers of radical Shiite...
  • War lite -- Obama's limited Iraq goals

    War lite -- Obama's limited Iraq goals
    The United States is stepping into its third Iraq war in 24 years. But if President Obama has his way, this one will be fought under different rules. In a speech at West Point last month, Obama outlined a new "light footprint" approach to fighting...
  • Influential Iraqi cleric calls for inclusive government

    Wading into the debate over Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's political future, Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric on Friday urged lawmakers to form "an effective government" that would lead the country out of its gravest crisis since the departure of U.S....
  • Key Iraqi refinery under siege by militants likely to be captured

    IRBIL, Iraq Security forces occupying Iraq's largest oil refinery remained besieged by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Saturday as American and Kurdish officials warned the garrison probably could not hold out much longer unless...
  • Syrian jets bomb eastern rebel towns near Iraq, at least 16 dead

    Syrian jets bomb eastern rebel towns near Iraq, at least 16 dead
    AMMAN - Syrian jets bombed rebel-held eastern areas close to the Iraq border Saturday after Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier.  Five raids killed at least 16 people and injured dozens more when bombs hit residential areas in...
  • Sadr followers march in Iraq as Sunni militants capture two towns

    Thousands of armed Shiite Muslim militiamen chanted and marched in formation Saturday in a massive show of strength, vowing to defend Baghdad from a Sunni insurgent movement that seized two more towns in western Iraq from government forces. Followers of...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Absent foreign policy exacerbated crisis in Iraq

    As we consider the fall of Mosul, Iraq, to terrorists last week and the threat they pose to Baghdad, we must concede: We had been warned. Just months after the impact of the U.S.-led surge in Iraq was being realized, then-U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan...
  • Trudy Rubin: Time to put focus on Iraq

    For more than a year, Mideast analysts have warned about an al-Qaida offshoot that was creating a virtual state in eastern Syria and western Iraq, where it trained European and American recruits. The Obama team failed to focus on this virulent threat to...