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  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 19

    NATION FERGUSON, Mo. Two men were shot during the chaos of demonstrations late Monday and early Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo., police confirmed. Officers weren't involved in the shootings. There was no immediate information on the identities or conditions...
  • Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic State if Baghdad makes concessions

    IRBIL, Iraq Leaders of Iraq's Sunni Muslim tribes threatened Friday to rebel against the Islamic State, the first indication that a change of government in Baghdad might allow a new prime minister to rally the country's divided ethnic and religious groups...
  • White House: Obama authorized strikes to help Iraq retake Mosul Dam

    White House: Obama authorized strikes to help Iraq retake Mosul Dam
    The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in that country. "The...
  • Scene of fighting, grandiose Mosul dam always beset with problems

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment. But from the start, the $1.5 billion barrier north of the city was beset with significant engineering problems, now made...
  • Resignation of Prime Minister Maliki gives rise to hope in Iraq

    Iraq swung Friday between conflicting emotions: relief that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s resignation had averted a destabilizing power struggle and uneasiness over the challenges facing the country’s new leader. Maliki’s surprise...
  • Beyond Kurdish territory, Iraq asks for more US help against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD As U.S. warplanes tilt the battlefield against Islamic militants in Kurdish-controlled territories, Iraqis in the rest of the country are growing resentful that the U.S. is not intervening more forcefully to protect Arabs who have been fighting...
  • Why is U.S. military supporting Iraq's kleptocrats?

    The hot, noisy deck of an aircraft carrier during flight operations is a dangerous inferno of a place: deafeningly loud in the blast of jet exhaust, the wash of rotor blades and the stench of jet fuel. But every catapult launch that sends a Super Hornet...
  • Kurdish ministers rejoin Iraqi government: foreign minister

    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....
  • 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...
  • Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again

    Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again
    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place." In Geneva, the...
  • Former Iraqi VP urges role for Saddam loyalists, criticises U.S. action

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Former dictator Saddam Hussein's Baath party must play a role if a political solution is to be found in Iraq, ex-vice president Tarek al-Hashemi said on Monday, warning that U.S. air strikes would do nothing to end the violence....
  • U.S. airstrikes in Iraq help Kurds turn tables on Islamic State

    U.S. airstrikes in Iraq help Kurds turn tables on Islamic State
    Kurdish snipers trained their rifles on a black Islamist flag still fluttering from the top of a cellphone tower. Other peshmerga, as Kurdish forces are known, snapped selfies alongside a bullet-riddled pickup that previously was part of the mechanized...