RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Baghdad (Iraq)

A collection of news and information related to Baghdad (Iraq) published by this site and its partners.

Top Baghdad (Iraq) Articles

Displaying items 85-96
  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his...
  • Defending ice-water dunk, Mideast, and Schultz: Letters

    Defending ice-water dunk I can't believe columnist Beth Kassab, who supports good causes so vehemently, would respond so negatively and with such lame arguments to a cause as worthy as raising money for the ALS Association — a mere $40 million...
  • Militant violence creates homogeneous enclaves for Iraq's sects

    BAGHDAD Far behind the front lines, refugees displaced by Islamic extremists in Iraq do not see a way for themselves to go home anytime soon. The Islamic State "burned our houses and took whatever we had left," said Falah Tahir, an Iraqi Turkman who...
  • Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to...
  • Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad bomb kills 12

    ARBIL (Reuters) - Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region....
  • U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants

    U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants
    U.S. cargo planes escorted by fighter jets dropped food, water and other supplies Thursday for tens of thousands of people who fled an advance by Sunni militant fighters in northern Iraq and are stranded on a barren mountain in danger of starvation, U.S....
  • Sectarian killings in Iraq leave 70 dead at Sunni mosque

    BAGHDAD Gunmen allegedly associated with a pro-government Shiite militia slaughtered more than 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Diyala province Friday, heightening Iraq's sectarian divide in a volatile part of the country where government forces are...
  • Bombings in Iraq target Shiites, kill dozens

    A wave of bombings struck majority Shiite Muslim areas of Baghdad and two other Iraqi cities Monday, killing at least four dozen people in an apparently worsening spiral of sectarian bloodletting. In the deadliest incident, a suicide bomber set off...
  • Turkmen surrounded by militants in enclave in northern Iraq plead for US help

    BAGHDAD At 62, Abu Ali thought he was done taking up arms to fight in Iraq's conflicts. Then, in late June, Islamic State militants encircled his small Shiite city of Amerli in northern Iraq and began eight weeks of constant shelling. He's back in the...
  • Trudy Rubin: Time to tell the truth about Islamic State threat

    President Barack Obama gave vent this week to an uncharacteristic show of emotion over the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant jihadi group the Islamic State. He denounced the group as a "cancer" in the region and accused...
  • Poll: Most Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

    Poll: Most Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages
    Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS Poll showed Tuesday....
  • Car bomb in mainly Shi'ite district of Baghdad kills eight: police, medical sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb was detonated in a mainly Shi'ite district of eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding 20, police and medical sources said. The bombing in the New Baghdad neighborhood followed a series of blasts in the...