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  • EU gives European governments go-ahead to arm Iraqi Kurds

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union gave a green light on Friday to individual EU governments to supply arms and ammunition to Iraqi Kurds battling Islamist militants, provided they had the consent of authorities in Baghdad. EU foreign ministers...
  • 'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise

    'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise
    Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated. In the 21st...
  • Long flight from Sunni militants leads Iraqi Turkmens to Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - School is out, but northern Baghdad's classrooms are packed - not with students, but with people who have traveled further than most to escape the Sunni militant onslaught splitting Iraq. While perils faced by members of the Yazidi...
  • U.S. strikes continue against Islamic State in Iraq

    BAGHDAD More American air strikes pounded Islamic State positions in Northern Iraq on Sunday while lawmakers in Baghdad struggled to choose a prime minister to lead them in forming a new government. U.S. Central Command reported that piloted and unmanned...
  • 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....
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • Al-Maliki says he'll step down in Iraq, easing fears of violent transition

    BAGHDAD Bowing to calls for his resignation from Iraq's most revered cleric and his own political party, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday backed off his threat to fight the nomination of his successor and announced that he would step down from...
  • Exclusive: Governor of Iraq's Sunni heartland secures U.S. support against militants

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The governor of Iraq's Anbar province in the Sunni heartland said he has asked for and secured U.S. support in the battle against Islamic State militants because opponents of the group may not have the stamina for a long fight....
  • Iraq's Maliki steps aside as PM, backs replacement

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Caving in to relentless pressure at home and abroad to step aside, Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister of Iraq on Thursday and pledged support for his replacement, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi....
  • Why are we back in Iraq?

    In authorizing airstrikes against targets in northern Iraq, President Obama pointed to what anyone would agree was savage behavior by the so-called Islamic State, whose fighters have dispossessed and threatened with extinction innocent Iraqis they...
  • Militants mass near town north of Baghdad

    Militants mass near town north of Baghdad
    Islamic State militants are massing near the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa, 73 miles north of Baghdad, security sources and a local official said, in an apparent bid to broaden their front with Kurdish peshmerga fighters. The Sunni militants have made a...
  • In backing Kurds, Obama 'confident' in protecting refugees

    IRBIL, IRAQ As fighting continued in Iraq on Saturday, President Barack Obama said from the White House that the United States has been successful in destroying arms and equipment in Iraq through a series of targeted airstrikes. "We have to make sure...