07/23/14 06:31 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating the country's political...
07/23/14 03:00 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Iraq urged the Security Council on Wednesday to demand that the Islamic State extremist group stop all hostilities and atrocities. Nickolay Mladenov called on all U.N. member states to cooperate in enforcing sanctions against the al-Qaida splinter...
07/23/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq's expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even Democrats questioning the Obama administration's commitment to...
07/22/14 02:30 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did manage to take along. The comments paint a dire...
By Scott C. Stump | 07/18/14 05:42 PM
Was it really a mistake to stop the aggression of a madman bent on becoming a modern-day King Nebuchadnezzar, on a quest to invade quite possibly a huge swath of southwest Asia?
07/21/14 05:31 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control. In one of the attacks, mortar rounds rained...
07/20/14 03:45 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's "centuries-old heritage." The comments from Nouri al-Maliki come a...
By Lawrence Kudlow | 07/20/14 01:28 PM
Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad.
07/20/14 07:30 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed concern for Christians forced to flee Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, where Christians have resided for centuries. The pontiff in his traditional Angelus blessing on Sunday offered prayers for Iraqi Christians who "are persecuted, chased away,...
By Mike Coffman | 07/18/14 03:21 PM
What I remember most about serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq was realizing the extraordinary level of hatred that the Sunnis and Shia Arabs had for each other.
07/19/14 03:32 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State extremist group expired, the vast majority of...
07/18/14 02:33 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads, police traffic, administer courts, and have even set up an...
07/18/14 07:00 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the country. The Islamic State extremist group and other...
By Brian Hughes | 07/17/14 05:45 PM
President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.
By Blake Seitz | 07/17/14 03:11 PM
President Obama's actions have "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community," press secretary Josh Earnest says. Here are five places where it's not so.
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