More Iraq Articles

  • Car bombing kills at least 11 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy Shiite area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the Shiite-led government struggles to dislodge Sunni militants from areas in the country's west and...

  • Syria welcomes U.S. help to fight ISIS, but on its terms

    For now, the Obama administration is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq, but not Syria. But the administration seems to be suggesting it's open to the possibility.

  • The U.S. can, if Obama chooses wisely, lead a Middle East coalition to destroy ISIS

    Obama must pressure regional governments, especially governments that helped create the problem by funding ISIS in its war against the Syrian regime, to use those resources in a combined effort to eliminate ISIS.

  • Iraqi officials: 2 car bombs in Baghdad commercial district kill 15 people, wound 21

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 2 car bombs in Baghdad commercial district kill 15 people, wound 21.

  • White House: No active ISIS plot against U.S.

    Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is deeply concerned about the threat ISIS poses because the group has recruited a significant number of U.S. and other Western country residents and citizens to their ranks.

  • Obama back in DC amid crises, as if he never left

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?" Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises. And for President...

  • Stephanopoulos asks, CIA answers: Yes, ISIS is pretty dangerous

    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked over the weekend whether there is a danger of the U.S. overreacting to the threat posed by ISIS.

  • UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

    GENEVA (AP) — Islamic State fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. The U.N.'s top human rights official said "grave, horrific...

  • Experts say Obama should lay out clear goals for Iraq reforms

    Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.

  • Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries to rally international support in Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. But the...

  • Vacation assignment for Obama: A real Russia strategy

    No one should fault any president for trying to take time off. On the other hand, presidents know full well what they've signed up for. The Oval Office is not just a day job.

  • Germany: no Iraq combat troops or weapons to PKK

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out sending German combat troops to Iraq and is dismissing suggestions her country could send weapons to the separatist Kurdish PKK movement. Germany said last week it is prepared to arm the regional Kurdish government forces battling Islamic...

  • UK appoints security envoy to Iraqi Kurdistan

    LONDON (AP) — Britain has appointed a security envoy to Iraq's Kurdistan region as part of efforts to defeat militants of the Islamic State group. Prime Minister David Cameron's office says Lt. Gen. Simon Mayall, the government's Middle East defense adviser, will "support Kurdish and wider...

  • Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition. In oil-rich Kirkuk, long...

  • US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security. "We're not going to be restricted...



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