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  • Saudi Arabia boosts security on heavily fortified Iraq frontier

    By Angus McDowall ARAR Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The group now calling itself the Islamic State rampaged across the border between Syria and Iraq a month ago and has since declared a caliphate across a swathe of the Middle East from Aleppo to the...
  • Top Shi'ite cleric urges help for Iraq's displaced

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric criticized the government and international agencies on Friday for failing to do enough to help hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by fighting between government forces and Sunni Islamist...
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Islamic State releases video of its leader in Mosul in new assertion of authority

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State on Saturday released a video of what it said was its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leading Friday prayers in one of Mosul's oldest mosques, an event that not only displayed the group's military control over Iraq's second...
  • Witnesses describe how Islamists leveled Sunni village as a warning

    BAGHDAD To the villagers who fled, Zowiya is now a graveyard for all they've ever known. Their houses have been razed, their neighbors are dead and their tribal codes have been violated in ways they never dreamed possible. For the extremist fighters...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More signs of Iraq disintegration as Kurds call for independence vote, Islamists solidify position

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq appeared closer to its long-predicted disintegration Thursday as Kurdish leaders ordered steps to hold a referendum "as soon as possible" on self-rule for their oil-rich territory and Islamist extremists improved their military position...
  • Iraqi Parliament won't meet until August; insurgents kill key general

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffered dual setbacks Monday, with the Iraqi Parliament once again failing to form a new government as insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading...
  • Iraq's feuding politicians storm out of Parliament's first session

    IRBIL, Iraq Hopes that Iraqi politicians would rapidly form a new government to help counter the advance of Islamist gunmen and win U.S. help were dashed on Tuesday after Sunni Muslim and Kurdish members of the Iraqi Parliament walked out of what was to...
  • As Shiite militias return to the fight, Iraqi politicians worry about sectarian war

    NAJAF, Iraq Mohamed Thaban al Shiblawy was prepared for this moment from the time he was a boy, with lessons about the protocols of battle from tribal lore and old photos that show his rifle-toting grandfather astride a horse during the 1920 uprising...
  • For specialists in Middle East affairs, no consensus on what the future holds

    WASHINGTON In a sign of the complexity of the crisis in Iraq, where Islamic radicals have declared a modern caliphate that stretches across century-old borders and politicians appear deadlocked on who should lead a new government in Baghdad, scholars who'...