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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Iraqi Shiite militiamen parade in show of force in Baghdad

    Clad in combat gear and marching in military formation, thousands of Shiite Muslim militiamen on Saturday vowed to defend Iraq's capital from a Sunni insurgent movement that seized three more towns from government forces. Followers of radical Shiite...
  • 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...
  • Iraq facing 'a new reality,' Kurdish leader tells Kerry

    The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region said Tuesday that “we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq” as he met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Irbil for talks on ending Iraq’s sectarian political...
  • Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy

    Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy
    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases on Wednesday as the first U.S. teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Two weeks of advances by militants spearheaded by al Qaeda...
  • Netanyahu expresses support for Kurdish independence

    With an eye on developments in Iraq, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed open support Sunday for Kurdish independence. In a policy address in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said that among the challenges facing Israel was the need to build...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday

    Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday
    The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule. Grand Ayatollah ...
  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...