Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Baghdad, Iraq News

Local news for Baghdad, Iraq continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 min ago | The Baltimore Sun

Scene of fighting, grandiose Mosul dam always beset with problems

The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Flood

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

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.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East

5 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Militant violence creates homogeneous enclaves for Iraq’s sects

The Islamic State “burned our houses and took whatever we had left,” said Falah Tahir, an Iraqi Turkman who managed a dangerous drive to Baghdad three weeks ago from Iraq’s northern provinces after fleeing fighting between militants and Kurdish forces in June.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Uzbekistan,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Windsor Beacon

U.N. chief: Unity needed against record swell of crises

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.

Comment?

Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Iraq, Israel, Middle East

The Fresno Bee

Islamic State posts video of beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

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.

Comment?

Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Abu Ghraib, Iraq, World News, US Military, US Air Force, Rochester, NH

Windsor Beacon

Voices: Iraqis mellow at the mall

BAGHDAD a?? The line of cars was several blocks long, as motorists waited patiently to be searched so they could enter the parking lot.

Comment?

Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel

Cybercast News Service

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

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.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

Tri-cityherald.com

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

They say the clashes began early Tuesday on the southwestern outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, located north of Baghdad.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

News Times

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community walk on the Delal bridge in Zakho, 300 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, South Korea, Asia, Pope Benedict XVI

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Obama to send Holder to Ferguson, claims progress in Iraq

President Obama, taking a work break from his vacation, began a pair of meetings devoted to Iraq and Ferguson.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ferguson, MO, Prison, US National Guard, US Military

Coast Reporter

Obama prepares U.S. for long-term fight in Iraq: 'This is going to take time'

U.S. President Barack Obama has begun to prepare Americans for the prospect of a long-term military commitment to Iraq, warning Monday that operations there won't end any time soon.

Comment?

Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News,

KFVS12

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out... A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families ... (more)

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US National Guard, US Military, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Ledger-Enquirer.com

UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

An Iraqi internally displaced Yazidi child waits to receive a polio vaccine shot at a clinic in the town of Khanke, outside Dahuk, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

Comment?

Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News,

KMIZ

Mosul Dam at center of Iraqi battle

Right now, Mosul Dam is the subject of an intense battle in northern Iraq between the Islamic extremists of ISIS, who seized it earlier this month, and Kurdish forces, who are trying to retake it with the aid of U.S. airstrikes.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Flood

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Andrew J. Bacevich: What the US should do in Iraq

From a moral perspective, President Barack Obama's response to the plight of Iraqi minorities targeted for extinction by vicious Islamists is justifiable and even commendable.

Comment?

Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, W., George Bush

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Reuters

Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with U.S. air support

Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said.

Comment?

Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood

Denver Post

New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Bellingham Herald

Rest of Iraq asks: wherea s the U.S.?

They see the U.S. wading in to protect a favored ally in Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government, but leaving the rest of Iraq to fend for itself since militants in the Islamic State displaced hundreds of thousands of Shiite Arabs when they seized the city of Mosul in June.

2 comments

Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism

Al Bawaba

Old enemies united: The unintentional outcome of the Islamic State's rise

Countries with tense relations, like the U.S. and Iran, are recognizing the need to work together in combatting the Islamic State.

Comment?

Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East, Iraq

The Olympian

Make no mistake, we're back in an Iraq war

Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in.

Comment?

Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism

•••
•••
•••
•••
 
•••
•••
•••
•••