| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Gunmen stormed a residential complex in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood Saturday, killing at least 30 people, most of them women, according to Iraqi media.
A group of armed men raided a building in the eastern Baghdad neighborhood of Zayouna, breaking...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fought...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region called on lawmakers Thursday to prepare an independence referendum, a move that threatens to lead to the breakup of Iraq.
Kurdistan, where most of Iraq's 5 million Kurds live in an oasis of stability ...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
One by one the young volunteers approached the majestic Kadhimiya shrine, the holiest site of Shiite Islam in the Iraqi capital. They sought blessings before heading off to war and uncertain fates.
"We will fight, and if we have to give our lives, we...
| Jul 7, 2014
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to send another 200 U.S. troops to Baghdad to secure the American Embassy and the airport there could be called a victory of reality over wishful thinking -- the notion that the Iraq crisis could be resolved...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:49 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:06 AM
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...