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  • Oil-rich Kirkuk in Iraq's north fears attack by Islamic State

    Southeast of this city, at a place called Hill of the Flowers, Kurdish forces gaze toward a concrete bridge bedecked with fluttering black flags. The guns of a few Soviet-era tanks peer from a nearby ditch at this makeshift frontier not found on any map....
  • Islamic State drags Obama back into Mideast quagmire

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - American-led and Arab-backed air strikes carrying the fight against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria have dragged Washington into a new Middle East war - exactly the kind of conflict Barack Obama spent his presidency trying to avoid....
  • Trudy Rubin: Islamic State threat too big to ignore

    Now that President Barack Obama has finally laid out a strategy to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, there are only two (very big) questions that matter: Is this strategy really necessary? And can it succeed? My answer to the first question is a...
  • Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]

    Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]
    The strategy President Barack Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country off "a...
  • Risk-Averse Obama Gets Mideast Plan Right

    President Barack Obama certainly didn't go looking for another war in the Middle East. Indeed, he contorted himself almost to the breaking point to avoid one. But as he explained to the country Wednesday night, he had no choice but to respond with...
  • Islamic State's rapid growth caught U.S. by surprise

    Islamic State's rapid growth caught U.S. by surprise
    As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
  • Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing

    Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing
    President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "As we implement the President's strategy...
  • U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam

    U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam
     U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama...
  • Turkey to play role in fight against Islamic State

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is seeking specific roles in a U.S.-led coalition to battle Islamic State fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said after talks with Turkish leaders on Monday, without revealing details. Turkey was the only Muslim nation...
  • Congenial new Iraq leader wins allies, but no easy path to save nation

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - It is no coincidence that Iraq's new prime minister is more likeable than his predecessor. Haider al-Abadi was handpicked last month to detoxify a political system poisoned to the point of collapse under the dour and mercurial Nuri al-...
  • Iraq parliament rejects defense, interior minister nominees

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament failed to approve Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's candidates for the sensitive posts of defense and interior ministers in a vote on Tuesday, according to state television. Mithal al-Alusi, a prominent secular...