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  • Kurdish ministers rejoin Iraqi government: foreign minister

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish ministers who suspended their participation in the government of outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have rejoined the administration, Iraq's outgoing foreign minister said on Wednesday. "I am back in Baghdad as foreign...
  • Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split

    Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split
    This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes. Oddly, many residents see these problems as a credit to Junaja's most famous...
  • Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters amid fierce resistance from Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces pushed north Tuesday in an attempt to recapture the central Iraq town of Tikrit from the Islamic militants who have been occupying it since mid-June, only to see the assault stymied by snipers, roadside bombs and fierce resistance...
  • Former Iraqi VP urges role for Saddam loyalists, criticises U.S. action

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Former dictator Saddam Hussein's Baath party must play a role if a political solution is to be found in Iraq, ex-vice president Tarek al-Hashemi said on Monday, warning that U.S. air strikes would do nothing to end the violence....
  • Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

    Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam
    Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country. An employee...
  • Kurdish forces retake Iraq dam; pope warns against unilateral action

    Kurdish Iraqi forces backed by U.S. airstrikes regained control of a strategic dam late Monday after a three-day battle with Islamic State militants who overran the facility earlier this month, military officials said. “We now have complete...
  • Steven A. Cook: Only Arabs, not U.S., can solve their identity crisis

    Steven A. Cook: Only Arabs, not U.S., can solve their identity crisis
    Yes, Nouri al-Maliki stubbornly refused to govern inclusively in Iraq. Yes, the rule of Syria's Assad family has been brutal. And yes, Moammar Gadhafi left Libyans with little in the way of national institutions when he fell. But the pathologies of...
  • White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq

    White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S....
  • Resignation of Prime Minister Maliki gives rise to hope in Iraq

    Iraq swung Friday between conflicting emotions: relief that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s resignation had averted a destabilizing power struggle and uneasiness over the challenges facing the country’s new leader. Maliki’s surprise...
  • Iraq massacre reported as U.S. strikes target militants at Mosul dam

    In a significant expansion of the air campaign in Iraq, U.S. warplanes and armed drones launched airstrikes Saturday near the Mosul dam in the first joint operation with Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces attempting to retake the strategic northern...
  • U.S. launches airstrikes near strategic dam in northern Iraq

    U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes near Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday in a joint operation with Iraqi and Kurdish troops to retake the strategically important facility from militants, a senior U.S. official said. U.S. fighter jets and armed...