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  • 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...
  • Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks

    Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks
    Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki sharply rejected calls for a caretaker government that would remove him from office, striking a defiant tone Wednesday in the face of U.S. pressure to share more political power and an offensive by Sunni...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • Revisionist history prevails on Iraq invasion

    So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007-08 surge? Some still blame George W. Bush for going into...
  • Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session

    Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session
    Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital. Iraq's presidency said a session of parliament...
  • Iraqi lawmakers summoned to form new government; Maliki blames U.S.

    Iraq’s parliament will meet next week to begin the process of forming a new government, officials said Thursday, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki blamed the United States for his army’s inability to stop Sunni Muslim insurgents who are...
  • Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city

    Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city
    Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad. Tikrit, the hometown of former...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday

    Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday
    The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule. Grand Ayatollah ...
  • Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages

    Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages
    Iraq’s most influential cleric demanded Friday that squabbling lawmakers agree on a prime ministerial candidate before parliament convenes next week as a fierce battle continued at a strategically located university north of Baghdad. The call by...
  • Iraqi forces dig in to keep militants from capturing Baghdad

    If the Sunni Muslim insurgents lurking west of Baghdad decide to rush the Iraqi capital, Ahmed Ali knows the quickest route runs past his fruit stand. Peering at the highway over mounds of watermelon and bananas, Ali watches Iraqi army pickup trucks and...
  • The dubious case for splitting Iraq into 3 states

    The dubious case for splitting Iraq into 3 states
    Iraq has ripped apart with astonishing swiftness. Its armed forces are melting as Sunni jihadists seize swaths of territory, arms and oil fields. The jihadists control much of Iraq's midsection and part of neighboring Syria, and they are driving toward...