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  • Iraq and its Kurds fight over oil tanker off the Texas coast

    Iraq and its Kurds fight over oil tanker off the Texas coast
    A $100-million bonanza of crude oil sits in a tanker off the coast of Galveston, Texas, but moving it to shore has become a knotty foreign policy problem. Late Monday, a federal court ordered U.S. marshals to seize the cargo of the tanker, the United...
  • 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...
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

    Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
    Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Thousands of Iraqi Shiites answer urgent call to fight militants

    Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a...
  • Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos

    Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos
    Gruesome photos posted online Sunday by an Al Qaeda splinter group show the summary executions of dozens of captive Iraqi soldiers in the group's attack on a city in central Iraq and are believed to be authentic, military officials have acknowledged....
  • U.S. condemns militants' claim of executing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers

    U.S. condemns militants' claim of executing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers
    The United States on Sunday condemned a militant group's claim of killing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, a denouncement that came a short time after officials said they were boosting security at the embassy in Baghdad and relocating some staff. The claim by...
  • Purported executions in Iraq recall mass sectarian killings

    In a chilling reminder of the mass sectarian killings eight years ago, an Al Qaeda splinter group that is waging a major offensive in Iraq posted gruesome photos online Sunday purporting to show the summary executions of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Iraqi...
  • Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town

    Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town
    The United States is beefing up security at its embassy in Baghdad and will evacuate some workers out of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday. The move comes as Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern ...
  • U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels

    U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels
    The United States said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government, after a rampage by Sunni Islamist insurgents across Iraq that has brought accusations of war crimes. Militants from the...
  • ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar

    ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar
    Fighters affiliated with an extremist Al Qaeda-inspired faction seized control of another town in the northwest of Iraq on Monday, beating back pro-government forces scrambling to stop the group's advance. Tal Afar, an ethnically diverse town of Sunni...