Baghdad, Iraq News
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3 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury
4 hrs ago | The Age
Baghdad: As fighters for the Islamic State continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis, including many military officers under Saddam Hussein, overseeing departments of finance, arms, local governance, military operations and recruitment.
8 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
An Israeli Air Force drone, Hermes 450 UAV, manufactured by Elbit An Israeli drone reportedly crashed in Iraq Wednesday near Baghdad airport and was quickly recovered by US personnel on the ground, according to a story on the Lebanese-based Al-Mayadeen satellite news channel.
12 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot
A prosecutor told a federal jury on Wednesday that four Blackwater guards unleashed a hail of gunfire on more than 30 innocent Iraqi civilians seven years ago, leaving "bloody, bullet-riddled corpses" at Nisoor Square in downtown Baghdad.
17 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City
A mother's plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control.
19 hrs ago | WHAS11
The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
20 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
U.S. defence officials say the Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants.
21 hrs ago | The Daily Star
Amid growing pressure to act, President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautioned that defeating the Islamic State would take time, even as some Pentagon officials expressed frustration with what they decried as White House foot-dragging on striking the militant group's Syria sanctuaries.
News of renewed violence and airstrikes in her native Iraq brings the whole terrible nightmare back: the crash of a wall collapsing on her sleeping family.
A car bomb has blown up at a busy intersection in a predominately Shia neighbourhood in Baghdad, killing at least seven people, sources have told Al Jazeera.
ISIS: People holding flowers stand in front of a photograph of James Foley, the freelance journalist killed by the IS group, during a memorial service in Irbil, 220 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug.24.
Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS Poll showed on Tuesday.
A U.S. court on Monday threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker near Texas, a move that could allow the cargo to be delivered and end a nearly month-long impasse.
A string of attacks on the northern Iraqi cities of Erbil and Kirkuk over the weekend took Kurdish security forces by surprise, raising concerns that the self-styled Islamic State has sleeper cells in cities outside of its control.
This Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq.
A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:35 pm
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