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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Road To Stabilizing Iraq Runs Through Iran

    President Obama came nearly full circle on Iraq on Thursday, sending military advisers back to cope with that country's disintegration, as U.S. officials lobbied for replacement of the prime minister that America helped install. These were the right...
  • Iran rejects U.S. action in Iraq, ISIL tightens Syria border grip

    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...
  • 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...
  • Two Palestinians, one Israeli boy killed in separate clashes

    Two Palestinians, one Israeli boy killed in separate clashes
    Two Palestinians were killed Sunday during Israeli army operations in the West Bank, while an Israeli boy was killed and three other people were wounded in a separate attack on the Golan Heights from nearby Syrian territory. An Israeli army spokesman...
  • Israel strikes 9 military targets in Syria

    Israel strikes 9 military targets in Syria
    Israeli warplanes and missiles struck nine Syrian military positions early Monday in retaliation for an earlier cross-border attack that killed a 14-year-old boy and wounded three other civilians in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, according to the...
  • Long-dead militant's battle plan resurrected in Iraq

    In early 2004, U.S. officials called a news conference in Baghdad to trumpet an intelligence coup: an intercepted letter from the head of Al Qaeda in Iraq setting forth his vision while outlining his worries about his organization's ability to combat an...