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  • Iraqi government official concedes troops at refinery are cut off, but disputes how many

    BAGHDAD An official from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office confirmed Thursday that a high-stakes standoff is unfolding at the country's largest oil refinery, but he disputed details of a McClatchy report that said only 75 commandos were...
  • Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki

    Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki
    Officials in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region lashed out Thursday at a “hysterical” Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, calling for him to resign as Iraq’s shaky governing structure seemed to plunge further into political disarray....
  • In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency

    The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mortal remains on a doleful final journey to this holy city. Only days ago, they were enthusiastic Shiite Muslim recruits who...
  • Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer U.S.-Kurd ties

    IRBIL, Iraq A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil's airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who've seized control of half of Iraq...
  • Fallujah redux [Commentary]

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]
    When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully...
  • Iraqis agree on parliament speaker, first step in forming a government

    BAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers took a step toward breaking their political deadlock Tuesday, voting for a new parliament speaker in the first step of a government formation process that analysts warn is unfolding too slowly to keep the country from fragmenting...
  • Iraqi Parliament won't meet until August; insurgents kill key general

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffered dual setbacks Monday, with the Iraqi Parliament once again failing to form a new government as insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading...
  • In Iraq's most sacred city, a governor from Michigan holds sway

    NAJAF, Iraq The governor of Iraq's most sacred territory is a slick-haired, sharp-dressed, foul-mouthed, sleep-deprived workaholic who's lost track of how many times he's been hauled into court on charges of abuse of power: "Maybe 10? Twenty?" Najaf Gov....
  • Iraqi security forces find 53 blindfolded bodies south of Baghdad

    Iraqi security forces find 53 blindfolded bodies south of Baghdad
    Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, in a town south of Baghdad early Wednesday, local officials said. They said the bodies had been left in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim village of Khamissiya, about 15 miles southeast of...
  • Weeks of combat in Iraq show Shiite militias have few offensive capabilities

    IRBIL, Iraq The sectarian Shiite militias that the government in Baghdad has dispatched to fill the void created by the collapse of the Iraqi army are proving ill-equipped for offensive operations intended to reverse gains by the radical Islamic State,...
  • Iraq parliament balks at resolving leadership crisis

    Expectations that Iraq’s new parliament would soon resolve a leadership crisis were dashed  Monday when deeply divided lawmakers pushed back a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Officials initially announced that the next parliamentary session had...