| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:20 PM
KALAK, Iraq The United States returned Friday to war in Iraq, bombing Islamic State fighters encroaching on the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where scores of American diplomats and military advisers are based, and making a second drop of food and water to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:01 PM
For three years, President Obama has declared himself the man who closed the door on a dark decade of U.S. war in Iraq. Now he has opened the door again.
Other than insisting no U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq, Obama's advisors outlined few clear...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 AM
Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital.
Iraq's presidency said a session of parliament...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the 'caliphate' it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil.
Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June.
Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to Baghdad with the support of heavily-armed Sunni tribesmen, Iraqi security and intelligence officials said....
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State's offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi government's insistence that it could handle the...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:43 PM
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 ...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad.
Tikrit, the hometown of former...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:24 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.
Iraqi security forces...