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ISIS Claims Car Bombing Outside U.S. Consulate In North Iraq

Reuters | Isabel Coles | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

ERBIL, April 17 (Reuters) - A car bomb killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region that ...

Iraqi Officials: Shiite Militias Pulled Out Of Tikrit After Looting

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, April 4 (Reuters) - Almost all Shi'ite paramilitaries had left Tikrit on Saturday after locals complained that some fighters had spent severa...

A Wave Of Looting And Lynching Follows Iraqi Forces Recapture Of Tikrit

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq, April 3 (Reuters) - On April 1, the city of Tikrit was liberated from the extremist group Islamic State. The Shi'ite-led central governm...

Mother Describes Losing Her Daughters During ISIS Captivity In Angelina Jolie's New Film

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

The Islamic State militant group has taken more from Naseema, a 45-year-old Yazidi woman, than most people could bear: two daughters, three sons and h...

UN: ISIS Reportedly Crucified, Buried Children Alive In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, a...

Kurds Recapture Oil Facility In Northern Iraq From ISIS

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi ...

U.S. Says ISIS Chemical Weapons Expert Killed By Airstrike In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - An Islamic State chemical weapons expert was killed in a coalition airstrike last week near Mosul, Iraq, the U.S. Cen...

UN: 2014 Was The Deadliest Year For Civilians In Iraq Since 2007

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of ...

A Guru's Journey To Iraq In Solidarity With Persecuted Yazidis

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

What can meditation do to help a war-torn nation heal? This is a question spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been asking for decades and on...

Suicide Bomber Kills 5 In Iraqi Kurdish Capital

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

By Isabel Coles ARBIL, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives blew himself up in the capital of Iraq...

U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS Leaders In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

By Michael Georgy and Phil Stewart BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON Nov 8 (Reuters) - U.S. air strikes destroyed an Islamic State convoy near the Ir...

Iraq's Top Cleric Says Army Corruption Helped ISIS Advance

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric said on Friday that corruption in the armed forces ...

Horrifying Scale Of ISIS Massacre Emerges

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar provin...

Iraqi Tribal Leaders' Pleas For Help Before Massacre Were Ignored

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | World

By Michael Georgy and Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Iraqi tribal leader Sheik Naeem al-Ga'oud and his men once helped U.S....

Iraqi Forces In New Bid To Retake Country's Largest Refinery

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces said they advanced to within 2 km (1.2 mile) of the city of Baiji o...

Kurds, Iraqi Troops Recapture Territory From ISIS

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL, Iraq, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control ...

Iraqi Towns Fall to ISIS

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters stormed a town in Iraq's western Anbar province on Saturday, its latest conquest in the desert reg...

A No-Fly Zone Would Hurt Both Assad and ISIS

Veton Surroi | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Veton Surroi

The Free Syrian Army, caught between the al-Assad air forces and the Islamic State group's territorial expansion, will benefit directly from an air campaign that is simultaneously against ISIS but does not allow any other air military activity.

The Strange Irony Hidden Among The Highest Ranks Of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

On The First Day Of School, Iraqi Classrooms Are Filled With Families Fleeing ISIS

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

Yazidi families who fled the Islamic State's offensive last month have sought refuge in the relative safety of Iraq's Kurdish region. But with few cam...

Pope Tweets His First Photo In Powerful Appeal For Peace In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis tweeted his first-ever photo on Friday in a powerful display of solidarity with humanitarian efforts in Iraq. The image, originally tw...

UN Warns Of Atrocities On 'An Unimaginable Scale' In Iraq

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed...

Violence In Iraq Killed At Least 1,420 In August

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

(Adds two bombings in Baghdad Monday night) BAGHDAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) - At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectari...

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Try To Break ISIS Siege Of Shiite Town

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push t...

Christians Need More Than An Escape From Iraq: Catholic Relief Official

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Kris Ozar, 37, is in charge of programming for Catholic Relief Services in Egypt and is now in northern Iraq coordinating the charity’s emerge...