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  1. Obama Insists U.S. Forces 'Do Not And Will Not' Have Combat Mission In IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Switched

    President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants. Obama received a briefing Wednesday from officers at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida.


  2. ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama's speechRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    JUNE 25: Kurdish soldiers with the Peshmerga keep guard near the frontline with Sunni militants on the outskirts of Kirkuk, an oil-rich Iraqi city on June 25, 2014 in Kirkuk, Iraq. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center.


  3. ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Attack U.S. Troops In IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Switched

    ... exploded outside the house of Iraqi Intelligence Service member Abdulemir Asgar Kamal, damaging buildings in Kirkuk, Iraq on Aug. 20, 2014. (Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) A Peshmerga fighter flashes the sign for victory on top of ...


  4. Kurds Set Time Limit on Power-Sharing Negotiations With IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

    Kurdistan's semiautonomous government is giving Iraq's new leadership three months to negotiate a new power-sharing agreement with Erbil, or see it move forward with an independence bid, the region's de facto foreign minister said in an interview. Such a bid by the Kurdistan Regional Government would pose a major challenge to the Obama administration's strategy to stabilize Iraq and push back the territorial gains made by the Islamic State terrorist organization in recent months.


  5. UN Chief: Iran plays crucial role in Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan keeps a position in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. [AFP] UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted Iran's status in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic plays an important role in the establishment of regional peace.


  6. The Next Conflict in Iraq? Will the Kurds try to Annex Kirkuk Permanently?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Juan Cole

    What will happen to Iraq's "disputed territories" once Sunni Muslim extremists have been driven out? Will the Iraqi Kurdish military, who now control some of it, insist on staying? Or will conflicts between the Iraqi Kurdish and the Iraqi army make for the country's next crisis? NIQASH gathers opinions. As the Sunni extremist group that currently controls parts of northern Iraq is slowly driven back by a combination of local and international military forces, many locals are asking what will happen to the areas that have come under the control of the Iraqi Kurdish military.


  7. Arming The Kurds Builds On Long History Of Proxy Warfare In The Middle EastRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Groong

    ARMING THE KURDS BUILDS ON LONG HISTORY OF PROXY WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE EAST The Conversation UK Sept 16 2014 An "initial gifting package": the opaque label is wrapped around £1.6m worth of heavy machine guns and half a million rounds of ammunition, which has now reached the Iraqi town of Arbil courtesy of the British government. The delivery adds a small British component to a flow of weaponry, air strikes and "advisors" that has washed into the Kurdish region of northern Iraq over the last month.


  8. Sen. Tim Kaine Proposing Legislation To Authorize Military Force Against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Switched

    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly limit the engagement of American ground forces. The Virginia senator, who is a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, proposes repealing the 2002 authorization that two presidents have cited as their authority for military operations in Iraq.


  9. The CornerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | National Review Online

    Fred and Kim Kagan were key intellectual architects of the surge that saved the Iraq war and defeated the forerunner of the Islamic State the first time around-and were ringing the alarm bells long ago about the descent of Iraq after the U.S. withdrawal, when few were inclined to listen. Now, they have published a proposed strategy for defeating the Islamic State.


  10. Vote on war against ISIS? Don't be sillyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    ... against ISIS militants south of Baghdad on August 18. From a position manned by the Kurdish Peshmerga south of Kirkuk, Iraq, Kirkuk Gov. Najm al-Din Omar looks through binoculars toward Islamist jihadist positions on August 17. Kurdish Peshmerga ...


  11. General: US Ground Troops Possible In IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sky News

    The US military leader's comments on combat forces contradict President Obama, who has ruled out such a role for American troops. Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel that he would make the recommendation if the current US campaign to defeat Islamic State militants fails.


  12. Senators Shut Down 'War-Like' Protesters At ISIS HearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    A Senate conversation on the threat posed by the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS, came with plenty of homegrown interruptions Tuesday morning. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's testimony before the Armed Services Committee was quickly drowned out by protesters from Code Pink, who shouted "no more war," among other things, and held signs with slogans such as "more war = more extremism."


  13. Day in pictures: 16 SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BBC News

    Police survey the damage after a car crashed into a bar in San Francisco, California, leaving three people injured. The driver had lost control of the vehicle, remained on the scene and cooperated with officers, and had then been arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with the sale of narcotics, police said.


  14. US strike against Islamic State near BaghdadRead the original story

    Yesterday | Buenos Aires Herald

    A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit. The US military has struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, US Central Command said, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria.


  15. U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS Near Baghdad, Marking First Step In Expanded FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. The U.S. Central Command said it conducted two airstrikes Sunday and Monday in support of the Iraqi forces near Sinjar and southwest of Baghdad.


  16. With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?Read the original story

    Yesterday | WNYC-AM New York

    A soldier guards a pipe en route to the Kawergosk Refinery near Irbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, in July. Fighting in northern Iraq forced the closure of the country's largest oil refinery, Baiji, and cut production from the Kirkuk oil field this summer.


  17. Nuns Slam Media Silence on Middle-East Christian PersecutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Media Research Center

    ... sometime our secular media they cover some things over and over and they miss such a big picture." Raised in Kirkuk, Iraq, Mother Olga had some stories of her own. "My old parish, and other parishes, and my sisters' home and lot of church ...


  18. No ISIL oil comes to Turkey, Energy Minister saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Trend

    The nearly 200,000 barrels arriving each day in Ceyhan, Turkey, from Kirkuk, Iraq, do not contain Islamic State of Iraq and Levant oil, said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported. A September 13 article by The New York Times claimed that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant traded their oil on Turkish soil through the black market.


  19. Drezner: 10 surprising U.S. attitudes about foreign policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Newsday

    Kurdish security forces deploy outside of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has released its latest biannual survey of American attitudes about foreign policy, titled, "Foreign Policy in the Age of Retrenchment."


  20. Islamic State fighters drawing on oil assets for funding and fuelRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    Oil has helped fund and fuel the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , with small amounts of production coming from fields in northern Iraq and being smuggled across the borders in tanker trucks. A tiny drop in the sea of petroleum globally, the oil tapped by the Islamic State has given it a revenue source most extremist groups lack.