| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday.
War and sectarian conflict have shrunk Iraq's...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.
Alarming regional and world powers,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 AM
Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital.
Iraq's presidency said a session of parliament...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The United States has approved military air drops of humanitarian supplies in northern Iraq for religious minorities fleeing attacks by Islamist militants and they could start at any time, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State's offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi government's insistence that it could handle the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:13 PM
President Obama, saying that he was acting to avert a threatened genocide, announced that he had authorized airstrikes against Sunni militants who have advanced quickly across northern Iraq, driving tens of thousands of people out of their towns and...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Iraq's army sent tanks and armored vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq.
The hardline Sunni group leading the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, in a town south of Baghdad early Wednesday, local officials said.
They said the bodies had been left in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim village of Khamissiya, about 15 miles southeast of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad.
Tikrit, the hometown of former...