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  • U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

    U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.  The decision...
  • Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]

    Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]
    How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or...
  • Amid Iraq unrest, idea of three autonomous enclaves gains traction

    Amid Iraq unrest, idea of three autonomous enclaves gains traction
    As Islamic militants have advanced farther into Iraq's heartland, the Obama administration has tried to avert all-out civil war by urging the Shiite Muslim-led government to share more power with alienated Sunni and Kurdish minorities. But if Iraqi...
  • U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years

    U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years
    More than 2,400 Iraqis were killed in June, the highest monthly death toll in seven years, as a fierce Sunni Muslim insurgency threatens to plunge the country back into civil war. Figures released Tuesday by the United Nations showed that at least 2,417...
  • In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause

    In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause
    He looks more like a desk jockey now than a militant, his graying hair framed by rectangular glasses, his round belly protruding under a button-down shirt. Ali Faris acknowledges that he got soft after the American troops he once fought withdrew from...
  • Self-proclaimed Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war

    Self-proclaimed Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war
    The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the 'caliphate' it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will...
  • Peter Arnett: In Baghdad, we could see the fall of Saigon all over again

    Exploding shells and rockets rattled me awake in the early hours of a misty Tuesday morning in Saigon. I scrambled to my hotel roof and watched as fireballs, smoke and debris burst across the city's famous airport once one of the busiest in the world, now...
  • Iraq willing to accept arms from Russia, Iran, ambassador says

    Iraq willing to accept arms from Russia, Iran, ambassador says
    Iraq will turn to Iran, Russia and elsewhere for arms and military advice if the Obama administration won't supply what it needs to halt an Al Qaeda splinter group, Iraq's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday. Ambassador Lukman Faily said that...
  • Iraqi forces ready to strike after Obama offers advisers

    Iraqi forces ready to strike after Obama offers advisers
    Iraqi forces were massing north of Baghdad on Friday, aiming to strike back at Sunni Islamists whose drive toward the capital prompted the United States to send military advisers to stiffen government resistance. Iraq's senior Shi'ite religious cleric...
  • 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...
  • Islamic State releases video of its leader in Mosul in new assertion of authority

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State on Saturday released a video of what it said was its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leading Friday prayers in one of Mosul's oldest mosques, an event that not only displayed the group's military control over Iraq's second...