More Iraq Articles

  • Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government forces in the smallest details of battle,...

  • Heroic Marine, nicknamed 'Lion of Fallujah,' finally honored for CIA service

    "Five wounded, one martyred," was the radio report from Iraqi coalition forces who fought alongside Marine Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec when he fell to small arms fire in 2007.

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers debate America's future in Iraq

    Islamic militants are threatening the stability of Iraq and the neighboring region, and House lawmakers are divided on how America should respond.

  • Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers broke two weeks of deadlock Tuesday and elected a moderate Sunni as speaker of parliament, taking the first step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as crucial to confronting militants who have overrun much of the country. Still, it was not clear...

  • Dick Cheney is back to blast 'isolationists' on left and right

    Everything old is new again, as a Monday luncheon featuring Dick Cheney was crashed by hecklers from the antiwar group Code Pink.

  • Initial review of Iraq forces done; no decisions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are now reviewing the military's initial assessment of Iraq's security forces and it may be some time before decisions are made about what additional assistance the U.S. should provide as the Baghdad government battles Sunni insurgents. The chairman of the...

  • Why the Rand Paul-Rick Perry feud over Iraq is good for U.S. policy

    The GOP's "11th Commandment" was a silly idea to begin with: A little Red-on-Red internecine strife can be good fun, and the issues here are important.

  • Fighting rages over Iraqi town north of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters battled to dislodge militants from a small town along the Tigris River on Monday, while authorities discovered 12 bloated bodies with gunshots to the head near another village north of the capital, officials said. The clashes...

  • Iranian foreign minister: Keep Iraq intact

    Iran's foreign minister said a break-up of Iraq would be "short-sighted," and urged to keep its neighbor whole.

  • Iraq parliament postpones decision on new leaders

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country....

  • UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos." The Sunni insurgent blitz...

  • Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki....

  • Hagel: US aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. knows Russia and Iran are providing fighter aircraft to help Iraq combat Islamic extremists, but Washington is not coordinating assistance with either Russia or Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Hagel was asked at a Pentagon news conference about...

  • Iraq's Kurds will boycott Cabinet meetings

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's already testy relationship with Iraq's Kurdish minority further frayed Thursday, as the Kurds declared their politicians will boycott Cabinet meetings and authorities in Baghdad suspended all cargo flights to the largely autonomous northern...

  • Iraqi leader accuses Kurds of hosting militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-rule region of harboring the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country, and 50 bodies were discovered dumped in a village south of...



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