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  • Sen. Boxer defends U.S. policy against paying terrorist ransoms

    Days after the grisly killing of American journalist James Foley revived debate about whether the U.S. government should pay ransoms to terrorists, Sen. Barbara Boxer defended its “very clear” policy. “We don’t negotiate with...
  • Iraq promised to free Saddam Hussein's defense minister: report

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government promised to release from prison one of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's defense ministers, the outgoing deputy prime minister said in comments published on Friday. In an interview with the London-based...
  • Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington...
  • Slaughterhouse Iraq: The beheading of James Foley

     Slaughterhouse Iraq: The beheading of James Foley
    Americans awoke Wednesday to a gruesome video, showing an Islamic State executioner beheading James Foley, an American. A grim President Barack Obama interrupted his vacation to condemn this act of savagery, aptly calling the Islamic State "a cancer" that...
  • 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....
  • Doyle McManus: Without any doubt, we're back in an Iraq war

    Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in. In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi would massacre...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Al-Abadi wins praise inside and outside Iraq, but al-Maliki still plans fight

    BAGHDAD Iraq's prime minister-designate, Haider al-Abadi, seems to have the backing of nearly every major political alliance in the country, but there's no guarantee he'll be able to take office as long as the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki,...
  • 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...