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  • U.S. Treasury to discuss funding for Iraq militant group

    U.S. Treasury to discuss funding for Iraq militant group
    WASHINGTON  - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will discuss counterterrorism financing during his visit to the Middle East, including the funding network of the group fomenting an insurgency in Iraq, Treasury officials said on Friday. President Barack...
  • Paul Greenberg: An appointment in Samarra

    Another day, another country left to the tender mercies of terrorists. Going by his own arbitrary, purely political deadline, this president and now only nominal Leader of the Free World has been intent on pulling American troops out of one country...
  • Islamic militants advance toward Baghdad; Iran vows to aid Iraq

    Islamic militants took control of two more cities in northeastern Iraq on Friday, prompting a senior cleric in the violence-plagued country to call on Shiite Muslim followers to take up arms against the invaders. Fighters from the resurgent Al Qaeda...
  • Iraq unraveling as top Shiite cleric issues call to arms

    ISTANBUL The likely breakup of Iraq into feuding ethnic and sectarian bastions accelerated Friday as Iraq's senior Shiite Muslim cleric broke years of support for the central government and decreed that every able-bodied Shiite man had a religious...
  • Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North to sign books in The Villages and Mount Dora

    Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North to sign books in The Villages and Mount Dora
    Heroes have always been at the center of books by retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North. In his latest, "Counterfeit Lies," Jake Kruse is a veteran undercover FBI agent who's true-blue but known to his handlers as a loose cannon. On Tuesday, North will...
  • On the front lines in Pentagon press room as war returns to Iraq

    WASHINGTON Thousands of miles away from the actual fighting in Iraq, the Pentagon briefing room was under siege Friday. Like incoming rhetorical missiles, dozens of reporters' questions rained down on Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary....
  • The U.S. Bet On Maliki Led To Iraq Disaster

    The stunning gains this week by Iraq's Sunni insurgents carry a crucial political message: Nouri al-Maliki, the Shiite prime minister of Iraq, is a polarizing sectarian politician who has lost the confidence of his army and nation. He cannot put a...
  • Obama's standard for aiding Iraq may be impossible for quarreling politicians to meet

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Friday that the United States was considering how it might assist the government of Iraq in its fight against the Islamic extremists who seized much of the country this week, but only on the condition that Iraq's...
  • Obama Presses For Political Reforms In Iraq

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided to hold in abeyance any military intervention in Iraq until it sees clear evidence that the country's politics and governance are reforming, according to U.S. officials. After near-nonstop crisis...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
  • World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV

    World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV
    The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN. But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign-policy corner

    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...