| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Warnings from U.S. officials about the terrorist Islamic State that has established a haven in Iraq and Syria sound ominously like the intelligence alerts that preceded al-Qaida's attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
Richard Ledgett, the deputy director of the...
| 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...
| 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 23, 2014
| 8:11 PM
For days, the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was flush with rumors of an imminent onslaught by Al Qaeda-inspired militants, prompting the mayor to appeal to "men who love death with honor" to mount a defense even as others fled.
When gunmen broke...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Milicianos capturaron el jueves una localidad cercana a cuatro campos de gas natural que está ubicada a una hora de Bagdad, otra victoria de los insurgentes suníes que han ocupado rápidamente grandes áreas al norte y al oeste de la capital iraquí.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Six months ago, Sunni Arab militants faced a daunting firepower imbalance in their uprising against the U.S.-equipped Iraqi army west of Baghdad.
But once their campaign for the city of Fallouja was launched in January, their lethal capabilities were...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Chrstians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul which was overtaken by Islamic jihadists are seeking asylum from France and Great Britian.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:52 AM
A breakaway Al Qaeda group that already holds sway in large swaths of Iraq and Syria made new territorial gains Thursday in northern Iraq, reportedly overrunning a major Christian town and seizing the nation’s largest dam.
The fresh advances by...