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  • 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...
  • Sunni rebels capture 3 more Iraqi towns: sources

    Iran rejects U.S. action in Iraq, ISIL tightens Syria border grip
    Iran's supreme leader accused the United States on Sunday of trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries, as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's condemnation...
  • 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...
  • Car bomb in Syria village kills at least 34

    Car bomb in Syria village kills at least 34
    A massive car bomb exploded Friday in a government-controlled village in central Syria, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens more, Syrian state media reported. The blast was the latest in a series of bombings apparently targeting zones in...
  • Lebanon car bomb attack kills two, shatters months of relative calm

    A suicide car bomb that may have targeted Lebanon’s internal security chief exploded Friday on the Beirut-Damascus highway, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, according to official and media accounts. It was the first such attack...
  • Obama's Iraq mistake [Editorial]

    Obama's Iraq mistake  [Editorial]
    Under intense pressure to do something about the collapsing Iraqi state, President Barack Obama announced that he will send up to 300 special operations forces there to assess the situation and provide training and support to Iraq's armed forces....
  • Help for Syria's maimed falls tragically short

    Help for Syria's maimed falls tragically short
    In the living room he helped build, Mahmood sat in a wooden chair, being scolded by his wife. The urine in his drainage bag had just spilled onto the freshly mopped floor. "Why is it ripping each day?" Auroba asked sternly, exasperation creeping into...
  • UNHCR: Refugee numbers highest since World War II

    Imagine if some crisis — war, famine, ecological disaster — suddenly displaced the entire populations of California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. That would be some 51 million people driven from their homes and on the move, seeking food,...
  • Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution

    Obama to send military advisors to Iraq but seeks political solution
    President Obama said Thursday that he will send as many as 300 military advisors to help Iraq's beleaguered armed forces "take the fight" to Islamist insurgents, although he insisted that only a political solution can resolve the crisis. Several special...
  • U.S. officials said to be pushing for the removal of Iraq's leader

    U.S. officials are actively pushing for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and have held meetings with senior politicians who are angling to replace the embattled leader, according to Iraqi officials and a report Thursday. The U.S....
  • Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery

    Obama sends U.S. military advisers to Iraq as battle rages over refinery
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the Iraqi crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery....