More Iraq Articles

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions. A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members targets two...

  • Conservatives would do well to resurrect Ronald Reagan's Middle East policy

    When likely 2016 contenders Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Texas Gov. Rick Perry squared off for an op-ed duel on the Iraq crisis recently, it quickly degenerated into a rapid-fire "Reagan-off."

  • In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that...

  • Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people. Authorities found the bodies of 14 men and three...

  • Is Obama To Blame for the World's Crises?

    When trouble flares up around the world, U.S. presidents get blamed. The latest polls show that only about 36 percent of Americans approve of Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs -- down from 51 percent in May, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty in a week that has seen a half dozen of the Iraqi city's most revered holy places destroyed. Mosul residents said the...

  • Seriously? Obama asks Congress to repeal 2002 War in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    It's not often that this page is at a loss for words, but national security adviser Susan Rice's July 25 letter to House Speaker John Boehner encouraging repeal of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq comes close.

  • Buck McKeon calls White House request to repeal Iraq use of force 'a joke'

    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon didn't pull any punches Friday in his response to the Obama administration's request that Congress repeal the 2002 law authorizing the use of military force in Iraq.

  • Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political stability as lawmakers struggle to form a new government that can...

  • Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer. Al-Hardan, a leader in the Sunni tribal militias that allied with the U.S. to help turn the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, knew what the Sunni fighters on the other end...

  • Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. In a testy exchange, Sen. Bob Menendez lashed out at...

  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim...

  • ISIS call for female genital mutilation in Iraq is a hoax

    News that members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are demanding women undergo female genital mutilation is probably a hoax, according to multiple correspondents in the area.

  • Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    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...

  • Envoy urges UN to demand halt to Iraq extremists

    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...



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