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  • Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. says

    Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. says
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi'ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers do not make progress on Sunday toward naming a...
  • Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government

    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's...
  • Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields

    Iraq tension increases as Kurdish forces seize oil fields
    The rift between Iraq's government and the semiautonomous Kurdistan region deepened Friday, as Kurdish forces snatched control of two major oil fields and Prime Minister Nouri Maliki appointed replacements for Cabinet members who declared a boycott. The...
  • Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer U.S.-Kurd ties

    IRBIL, Iraq A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil's airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who've seized control of half of Iraq...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric urges fighters to respect all people's rights

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani urged fighters on Friday to respect the rights of all Iraqis, regardless of sect or politics, after an escalation in apparent sectarian killings in recent weeks. Tens of...
  • Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

    Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war
    The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback. "We were kind of nervous, not because we are cowards, because it was our first...
  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in north Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga forces took control of production facilities at two northern Iraqi oilfields on Friday, replacing Arab workers with Kurdish personnel. The national oil ministry in Baghdad condemned the takeover at the Kirkuk and Bai...
  • Kurds say take control of Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields

    Arbil Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces have taken full control of the Kirkuk oilfields in northern Iraq from Baghdad, a senior source in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Friday. "The KRG was forced to act to protect Iraq's infrastructure...
  • Trudy Rubin: Iraqi leader must step aside

    Having ignored Iraq since 2009, the Obama team is now desperately trying to devise a way to prevent its total collapse and to roll back the jihadi state newly established on a third of Iraqi territory. The only slim hope of doing either requires the...
  • Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki

    Kurdish officials lash out at 'hysterical' Iraqi premier Maliki
    Officials in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region lashed out Thursday at a “hysterical” Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, calling for him to resign as Iraq’s shaky governing structure seemed to plunge further into political disarray....
  • Iraqi government official concedes troops at refinery are cut off, but disputes how many

    BAGHDAD An official from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office confirmed Thursday that a high-stakes standoff is unfolding at the country's largest oil refinery, but he disputed details of a McClatchy report that said only 75 commandos were...
  • Sunnis sending their sons abroad as fears of sectarian killings escalate in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Abu Saleh already sent one son to Turkey, and he prays that another makes it out before the inevitable knock on the door from the Shiite Muslim militiamen who stalk the neighborhood alongside Iraqi security forces, menacing the few Sunni...