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  • Syrian airstrikes on ISIS mark new strategy in civil war

    ISTANBUL After taking a hands-off approach toward the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria for several months, the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has reversed course and launched air attacks against the Sunni Muslim extremist group inside both...
  • Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves

    Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves
    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is scaring the hell out of everyone. It has infested Syria, overrun Iraq, alarmed Iran and convinced U.S. politicians it's the most dangerous terrorist organization ever. But frightening everyone isn't a long-...
  • A US-Iran alliance on Iraq? Is the enemy of our enemy our friend?

    WASHINGTON The United States considers Iran a top state sponsor of terrorism, a budding nuclear threat and a meddlesome supporter of President Bashar Assad's regime in civil war-torn Syria. But those negatives apparently aren't enough to prevent...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baghdad a 'legitimate threat' to fall, Pentagon says

    WASHINGTON Ninety U.S. military advisers arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday to begin assessing Iraqi security forces' ability to regain control of the embattled country, with the Pentagon acknowledging for the first time that the Iraqi capital could fall to...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Nixon-goes-to-China moment � in Tehran

    Secretary of State John Kerry's plane is touching down in a host of countries this week to talk about the new Iraq crisis and the continuing Syria catastrophe. His itinerary includes Cairo, Amman, Baghdad, Paris and Brussels. But the capital Kerry or even...
  • 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...