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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Russian bombers, advisers arrive in Iraq to aid in fight against ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq The battle for Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit stretched into a third day Sunday with both the Iraqi government and Islamist insurgents reporting heavy loss, as five jet fighters Iraq purchased from Russia arrived. The head of Iraq's...
  • How 2 shadowy ISIS commanders designed their Iraq campaign

    IRBIL, Iraq The attack in Mosul wasn't particularly surprising, according to Wameed, an Iraqi soldier who'd been assigned to the city's main highway that night. It began June 9 with suicide bombers in cars and machine gun fire directed at checkpoints...
  • Obama Doctrine on the line in Iraq

    WASHINGTON The conflict in Iraq presents the sharpest test yet of the foreign policy doctrine of President Barack Obama. That philosophy, most recently outlined at a May speech at the U.S. Military Academy, resists pressures to intervene militarily at...
  • Self-proclaimed Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war

    Self-proclaimed Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war
    The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the 'caliphate' it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will...
  • Peter Arnett: In Baghdad, we could see the fall of Saigon all over again

    Exploding shells and rockets rattled me awake in the early hours of a misty Tuesday morning in Saigon. I scrambled to my hotel roof and watched as fireballs, smoke and debris burst across the city's famous airport once one of the busiest in the world, now...
  • Iraq willing to accept arms from Russia, Iran, ambassador says

    Iraq willing to accept arms from Russia, Iran, ambassador says
    Iraq will turn to Iran, Russia and elsewhere for arms and military advice if the Obama administration won't supply what it needs to halt an Al Qaeda splinter group, Iraq's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday. Ambassador Lukman Faily said that...
  • Trudy Rubin: Cheney is up to his old tricks again

    For Dick Cheney, Iraq means never having to say you're sorry. His recent interviews damning President Obama for losing Iraq make him sound as if he's suffering from amnesia. But memory loss has not blotted out his central role in creating the Iraq mess....
  • U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

    U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.  The decision...
  • Best Sports Moment

     
    Monday's thrilling 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in the World Cup gave me an idea for a question to throw out to you. I'll assume that everyone reading this saw that game on TV, if they saw it at all.......
  • Amid Iraq unrest, idea of three autonomous enclaves gains traction

    Amid Iraq unrest, idea of three autonomous enclaves gains traction
    As Islamic militants have advanced farther into Iraq's heartland, the Obama administration has tried to avert all-out civil war by urging the Shiite Muslim-led government to share more power with alienated Sunni and Kurdish minorities. But if Iraqi...
  • U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years

    U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years
    More than 2,400 Iraqis were killed in June, the highest monthly death toll in seven years, as a fierce Sunni Muslim insurgency threatens to plunge the country back into civil war. Figures released Tuesday by the United Nations showed that at least 2,417...
  • In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause

    In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause
    He looks more like a desk jockey now than a militant, his graying hair framed by rectangular glasses, his round belly protruding under a button-down shirt. Ali Faris acknowledges that he got soft after the American troops he once fought withdrew from...