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  • Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government

    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.
  • Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields

    Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields
    The rift between Iraq's government and the semiautonomous Kurdistan region deepened Friday, as Kurdish forces snatched control of two major oil fields and Prime Minister Nouri Maliki appointed replacements for Cabinet members who declared a boycott. The...

    Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

    Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war
    The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback. "We were kind of nervous, not because we are cowards, because it was our first...

    Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric urges fighters to respect all people's rights

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani urged fighters on Friday to respect the rights of all Iraqis, regardless of sect or politics, after an escalation in apparent sectarian killings in recent weeks. Tens of...

    Trudy Rubin: Iraqi leader must step aside

    Having ignored Iraq since 2009, the Obama team is now desperately trying to devise a way to prevent its total collapse and to roll back the jihadi state newly established on a third of Iraqi territory. The only slim hope of doing either requires the...