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Scores Dead Or Wounded In Attack On Pilgrims Near Baghdad

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near a Shi’ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed a...

Horrific ISIS Attacks During Ramadan Disguise a Retreating and Fracturing Terror Group

Clint Watts | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Clint Watts

ISIS needs success. And it needs it now.

I'm Done With Today

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

I am done with seeing another black person shot, six times, and then the US just carrying on as business as usual.

A Staggering Reminder That Deadly Violence Is An Epidemic In Baghdad

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Technology

Twin car bombings left more than 200 people dead in Baghdad on Sunday in a busy shopping district of the Iraqi capital. The self-described Islamic St...

Death Toll In Baghdad Car Bombings Rises To Over 175

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

BAGHDAD, July 4 (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing in a Baghdad shopping district rose above 175 on Monday, fueling calls for security ...

ISIS Claims Baghdad Bombings That Kill Or Injure Dozens

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.02.2016 | World

Big blast hit main shopping center in Karadda in baghdad just now . pic.twitter.com/EB7728Ko9S— Ammar karim (@ammar_afp) July 2, 2016 BAGHDAD...

What's The Difference Between the Iraqi Military And ISIS?

Alex Shams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Alex Shams

Since ISIS took over Fallujah in 2014, the vast majority of the population has fled. Hundreds of thousands of civilians managed to find ways out despite ISIS restrictions on movement, and they have revealed to the world the horrors they left behind.

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.31.2016 | World

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Fallujah with a counter-attack at its southern gates o...

Four killed, 90 Injured As Baghdad's Green Zone Erupts

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.21.2016 | World

At least four anti-government protesters were killed and 90 injured when security forces ejected them from Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, hos...

Iraqi Forces Open Fire On Protesters Storming Green Zone

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.20.2016 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters who stormed into Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone and entered at least one g...

ISIS Launch Suicide Bomb Attack On Gas Plant North Of Baghdad

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2016 | World

BAGHDAD, May 15 (Reuters) - An Islamic State attack on a state-run gas plant in Baghdad's northern outskirts on Sunday killed at least 11 people, incl...

Iraqis Troll Prime Minister Over His Reaction To A Stained Couch

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.04.2016 | World

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi has become the subject of countless memes after his press office released a photo of him gazing at a white couch ...

Bombs In Baghdad Kill 14, Including Some Shi'ite Pilgrims

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.02.2016 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three bombs went off in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, including Shi'ite Muslim worshippers conducting ...

Obama Administration's Iraq Plans Thrown Into Doubt After Protestors Storm Parliament

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics

President Obama’s plan for fighting the Islamic State is predicated on having a credible and effective Iraqi ally on the ground in Prime Minister Ha...

Hundreds Of Protesters Storm Iraq's Parliament

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.30.2016 | World

By Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed parliament inside Baghd...

Enough With the "I Am" Memes Already

Sezin Koehler | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Sezin Koehler

Let's get something straight: Unless you're Parisian, French, or live(d) there, no, you are not Paris. To be Parisian -- to be from anywhere, really -- is to understand the cultural complexities of that identity that cannot be subsumed or learned with a pithy solidarity meme on social media.

Officials: Islamic State Dealt Hefty Body Blow With Death Of Top Aide

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.26.2016 | World

BAGHDAD, March 26 (Reuters) - Islamic State will struggle to recover from the death of a top aide, reported this week in a U.S. air strike, whose over...

ISIS Market Bombing In Baghdad Kills At Least 70 People

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.28.2016 | World

BAGHDAD, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in the deadlie...

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

Americans Kidnapped In Iraq Last Month Released

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.16.2016 | World

BAGHDAD, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Three U.S. citizens who were kidnapped in Baghdad last month have been released, an official in Iraq's Interior Ministry a...

Book Review: Youngblood

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Youngblood, a new novel by Matt Gallagher set in the late stages of the Iraq War, is a powerful fiction debut from an author already known for his non...

Falling Oil Prices Threaten a Key Ally in Fight Against ISIS

Janet Ritz | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Falling oil prices, combined with the costs of war and of housing refugees, is threatening the Kurdish Peshmerga's ability to fight ISIS.

Americans Missing In Iraq Reportedly Held By Shiite Militia

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Three U.S. citizens who disappeared last week in Baghdad were kidnapped and are being held by an Iranian-backed...

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

The Father Of A Muslim War Hero Has This To Say To Donald Trump

Vocativ | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Vocativ

Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the United States. Shortly after Donald Trump called for a ban on families like Khan's from coming to the U.S., his father talked to Vocativ about the Republican frontrunner's comments and how he remembers his son.