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  • Records show how Iraqi extremists withstood US anti-terrorism efforts

    WASHINGTON When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi assumed command in 2010 of what would become the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the group already was a largely self-funded, corporation-style organization whose resilience allowed it to grow revenues even as it...
  • Iraq's 'ungrateful volcano' about to blow

    Iraq is shattered and 300 U.S. military advisers can't put the pieces back together. So now what? An old saying about the Middle East comes to mind: Things can always get worse. The aim of U.S. policy at this point should be minimizing the calamity, not...
  • ISIS' victories may win it recruits from rival Syrian rebel groups

    IRBIL, Iraq When the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria swept aside Iraqi security forces in just two days of fighting to seize control of much of northern and central Iraq, it appears they also took control of the initiative in their fight...
  • Last of Syria's declared chemical weapons removed from country, group confirms

    BERLIN The last known components of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal steamed away from that war-torn nation Monday. While their removal came a bit behind schedule, it was hailed by experts as a major milestone that makes the world a safer place. The...
  • To contain ISIS, think Iraq -- but also think Syria

     To contain ISIS, think Iraq -- but also think Syria
    The conflict in Iraq will not be settled any time soon. Although the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and its Sunni allies may not be about to march on Baghdad, they are continuing to expand their control over much of northern and western Iraq....
  • 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...
  • Obama: U.S. cannot solve Iraq's problems alone

    The radical Sunni Muslim group advancing in Iraq, though it puts the Middle East's stability at risk, is “just one of a number of organizations” in the region that pose a threat to U.S. interests, President Obama said Sunday. Obama said...
  • Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' support for Iraq

    Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' support for Iraq
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday promised "intense and sustained" U.S. support for Iraq, but said the divided country would only survive if its leaders took urgent steps to bring it together. Hours before Kerry arrived in Baghdad, Sunni tribes...