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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi's likely al-Qaida connection during 2004 detention

    WASHINGTON When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked...
  • Singapore says citizens participate in Syria conflict

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A handful of Singaporean citizens have gone to Syria to participate in the conflict there, raising concern about a terrorist threat in the city-state, a senior government official was quoted by a state-owned TV network as saying....
  • Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for 'Islamic State' militants

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month. Maliki is...
  • Syrian government forces squeeze insurgents in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian armed forces have taken strategic ground around Aleppo this week, residents and state media said on Wednesday, squeezing the main rebel supply line into the city after months of battlefield gains by Damascus. The government...
  • Iraq's Shiites fight for their shrines and their creed

    One by one the young volunteers approached the majestic Kadhimiya shrine, the holiest site of Shiite Islam in the Iraqi capital. They sought blessings before heading off to war and uncertain fates. "We will fight, and if we have to give our lives, we...
  • 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...
  • Iraq's Sunni insurgency waged by convenient bedfellows

    Iraq's Sunni insurgency waged by convenient bedfellows
    The protests that sprouted last year in the Sunni Arab village of Karmah were a peaceful sort, tribal leader Laurence Hardan recalled, with residents “wearing dishdashas and carrying the Koran” in opposition to the Shiite Muslim-led Iraqi...
  • EEUU pide a aerolíneas extremar revisiones a teléfonos móviles y zapatos en vuelos a su territorio

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Las autoridades estadounidenses pidieron a las aerolíneas con vuelos directos al país que extremen sus revisiones de teléfonos móviles y zapatos, ante reportes de inteligencia de un incremento en la amenaza de grupos ligados a al...
  • 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...
  • University of Texas student pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    AUSTIN, Texas The second of two 23-year-old men charged in Austin with aiding overseas terrorists has admitted that he connected an undercover agent with co-conspirators recruiting jihadi fighters to Somalia. Rahatul Ashikim Khan, a University of Texas...