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  • Iraqi troops flee militant onslaught; lawmakers dither in Baghdad

    Militants seeking to create an extremist Islamic state in the heart of the Middle East seized more Iraqi territory Thursday as their leaders vowed to fight on toward Baghdad, the capital, and government forces fled the onslaught. Iraqi Prime Minister...
  • Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad

    Obama warns of U.S. action as jihadists push on Baghdad
    Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
  • Just what are Obama's options in Iraq?

    President Obama said Thursday that the administration was considering "all options," including military action, to help the government of Iraq fend off advancing Sunni Muslim extremists. But we would be surprised — and disappointed — if the...
  • Kerry in Iraq to push for a new government as militants gain ground

    Kerry in Iraq to push for a new government as militants gain ground
    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...
  • Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' support for Iraq

    Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' support for Iraq
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday promised "intense and sustained" U.S. support for Iraq, but said the divided country would only survive if its leaders took urgent steps to bring it together. Hours before Kerry arrived in Baghdad, Sunni tribes...
  • To contain ISIS, think Iraq -- but also think Syria

     To contain ISIS, think Iraq -- but also think Syria
    The conflict in Iraq will not be settled any time soon. Although the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and its Sunni allies may not be about to march on Baghdad, they are continuing to expand their control over much of northern and western Iraq....
  • Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator, dies at 68

    Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator, dies at 68
    Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...
  • In Mosul, Iraq, feared crackdown by militants has not materialized

    For days, the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was flush with rumors of an imminent onslaught by Al Qaeda-inspired militants, prompting the mayor to appeal to "men who love death with honor" to mount a defense even as others fled. When gunmen broke...
  • Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Iraqi security forces...
  • It's too late, Mr. Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry thinks Iraq can be saved with a new prime minister to take the place of Nouri al-Maliki. The new one would make friends with the alienated and hostile Sunni citizens that make up some 40 percent of the country's population,...
  • Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy

    Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. teams deploy
    Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases on Wednesday as the first U.S. teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Two weeks of advances by militants spearheaded by al Qaeda...