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  • 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...
  • U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain

    U.S. may fly aid soon to civilians trapped on Iraq mountain
    The United States has approved military air drops of humanitarian supplies in northern Iraq for religious minorities fleeing attacks by IslamistĀ militantsĀ and they could start at any time, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Officials said...
  • 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...
  • Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages: Reuters-IPSOS Poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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...
  • UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador

    UK close to identifying Foley beheading suspect: ambassador
    Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading American journalist James Foley in a video released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday. With Islamic State...
  • Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time

    Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time
    President Barack Obama said on Saturday U.S. air strikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but he warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart. Speaking before U.S....
  • 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...
  • U.S. will use airstrikes to avert genocide in Iraq, Obama says

    President Obama, saying that he was acting to avert a threatened genocide, announced that he had authorized airstrikes against Sunni militants who have advanced quickly across northern Iraq, driving tens of thousands of people out of their towns and...
  • Aki Peritzis: Islamic State isn't just killing people, it's destroying a culture

    Before the world witnessed the full force of the Islamic State's brutality in the video this past week showing American journalist James Foley's murder, a different video revealed another kind of destruction the terrorist group is bent on inflicting....
  • In stopping worst people on earth, no need to equivocate

    Baghdad called President Obama's bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister. They did. He responded. With the support of U.S....
  • What You Need To Know About ISIS And Iraq

    While the world's attention has been mainly focused on the war in Gaza, the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Islamic State's campaign of terror in both Syria and Iraq has continued. In Syria, fighting...
  • U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners and "ethnic and religious cleansing". The...