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A policeman checks a man for weapons before he attends prayers at a Sunni mosque in Iraq.
After a series of battles that's raged since the beginning of August, the Kurdish Peshmerga are again in control of the Mosul Dam in Iraq.
Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.
Stone figures depicting the family of Sanatruq are showcased at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug 21, 2014.
From the hours immediately after 9/11 to the present, Washington's policies in the Middle East have created the conditions for more - not less - jihadist terror.
If prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi in Iraq is to hope to defeat the so-called "Islamic State" , he must find a way to re-incorporate Iraq's Sunni Arabs into the government, which has been dominated by Shiite religious parties since 2005, partly because of Neoconservative U.S. preference for Arab Shiite rule under the Bush occupation.
The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.
A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants Tuesday, that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group.
U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.
Today, the Kurds' continuing yearning for self-determination helps drive a hatred of them by the Sunni extremists and chauvinists of the Islamic State movement who have seized Mosul and surrounding areas.
The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment.
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi lawmaker said residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants were appealing to the military to help end the siege.
The world faces the greatest humanitarian crises in United Nations history, and nations aren't coming together to solve the problems, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon warned Tuesday.
The video, posted on YouTube and disseminated on other social media, added a horrific new twist to a crisis in which Obama has struggled to limit U.S. intervention in Iraq nearly three years after he withdrew the last U.S. combat troops following a nearly nine-year military occupation.
BAGHDAD a?? The line of cars was several blocks long, as motorists waited patiently to be searched so they could enter the parking lot.
Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 06:11 am
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