More Iraq Articles

  • Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq security agencies are working to verify the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the elusive leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in a large chunk of territory it controls leading prayers this week in northern Iraq, authorities...

  • A blazing indictment of Obama administration decisions on Iraq

    Here's a shocking story from American adviser Ali Khedery on how the Obama administration leaders kept Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister of Iraq, and how that has led to the apparent breakup of Iraq today. Khedery, the son of Iraqi immigrants to the United States, is fluent in Arabic and from...

  • Iraq's al-Maliki signals his intent to stay in job

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Despite mounting pressure to step aside, Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki vowed Friday not to abandon his bid for another term as prime minister and pledged to stay on until the Sunni militants who have overrun much of the country are defeated. The sharp words are certain to prolong the...

  • Iraqi Kurdish leader urges independence referendum

    BAGHDAD (AP) — With large parts of Iraq in militant hands, a top Kurdish leader called on regional lawmakers Thursday to lay the groundwork for a referendum on independence, a vote that would likely spell the end of a unified Iraq. The recent blitz by Sunni militants across much of northern...

  • Dempsey: No assault on Iraq unless US threatened

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is not close to launching a military assault against an Iraqi insurgent group but "may get to that point" if the militants become a threat to the American homeland, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey told Pentagon reporters...

  • Crude oil futures slip as Iraq risks recede

    The price of oil slipped Thursday as the risk of supply disruptions in Iraq faded and key export terminals in Libya were expected to reopen. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 42 cents to $104.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its sixth day of declines. On Wednesday,...

  • VIDEO --- Poll: Voters oppose sending troops to Iraq

    Most Americans aren't sure we're doing the right thing in Iraq as Islamist militants push for control of the country, a new poll finds.

  • Iraq's oil potential goes untapped

    Anxiety over the turmoil in Iraq disrupting oil output is easing as Iraqi forces push back against the Sunni extremist insurgency, but long-term fears remain that the instability could cause painful aftershocks -- especially if it scares off multinational oil companies that had begun investing in...

  • Militants try to tighten their grip in Iraq, Syria

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state. Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki...

  • America's response to Iraq should begin with approving Keystone XL

    With the lightning advance of ISIS' jihadist army to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is falling into chaos. The country's Shiites are mobilizing militias to fight the Sunni terrorists, while the nation faces a good possibility of some sort of Iranian intervention. Regardless of who ultimately...

  • Bombs bursting in air: America's airpower advantage, 1944-2014

    Sometime during the spring of 1944, Allied commanders concluded that their air forces had secured air superiority over an area stretching from Great Britain to central France as well as parts of Belgium and Holland. Driving the German Luftwaffe from western European skies was a costly process...

  • Envoy says Iraq can't wait for US military aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq is increasingly turning to other governments like Iran, Russia and Syria to help beat back a rampant insurgency because it cannot wait for additional American military aid, Baghdad's top envoy to the U.S. said Tuesday. Such an alliance could test the Obama...

  • Militant urges Muslims to build Islamic state

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to fight and build an Islamic state. In a recording posted online Tuesday, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared he wants to turn...

  • Iraqi Kurds dig frontier around disputed areas

    MARIAM BEK, Iraq (AP) — As Islamic extremists seek to sweep away borders in their advance across the Middle East, Kurds in northern Iraq appear to be in the process of digging a new one, asserting their claim to hotly disputed territory and expanding their semi-autonomous region in a bid for...

  • Did President Obama keep his 'not sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq' promise?

    President Obama finds himself walking a fine line between combative action and military support in Iraq, as he announced 200 new armed American personnel were being sent to protect American interests in the fray.



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