| 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 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:09 PM
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....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:45 AM
President Barack Obama has stated that for the U.S. to extend a helping hand to Iraq he must see "tangible commitments from Iraq's leaders to pursue more inclusive government agenda" ("50 bodies found in Iraq in massacre resurgence," July 10).
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:28 PM
In early 2004, U.S. officials called a news conference in Baghdad to trumpet an intelligence coup: an intercepted letter from the head of Al Qaeda in Iraq setting forth his vision while outlining his worries about his organization's ability to combat an...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
As insurgents grabbed another key town from Iraqi forces, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday to push for the speedy formation of a new government that could pull the country back from the brink of...