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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Top Dem Blasts Iraq's ISIS Strategy As Baghdad's U.S.-Friendly Leader Struggles

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after it lost a vital provincial capital in its fight against the Islamic State group, Iraq's fragile government is now seeing setb...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this. Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content...

Hezbollah Commander Killed In Iraq

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Officials say a commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was killed in Iraq. The Lebanese officials, close to the Shiite ...

Iraq: 'Terrorist Groups' Seized Nuclear Materials

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 9 (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research a...

The Conflicts In Iraq And Syria Are Merging

AP | By ZEINA KARAM and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Ba...

Militants Take Step Toward Creating Islamic Caliphate

Reuters | Kamal Namaa | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

ANBAR, Iraq June 21 (Reuters) - Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by...

John McCain Contradicts John McCain

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has spent much of the past week attacking President Obama's response to the militant insurgency sweeping through Iraq, poin...

14 Men Abducted, Killed By Gunmen Wearing Military Uniforms In Iraq

The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of al-Qaida's branch in Iraq handed out pamphlets in Fallujah on Thursday, urging people to take up arms and back them in the...

Gunmen Kill 10 People In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Gunmen killed 10 people in Iraq, including five soldiers near the main Sunni protest camp west of Baghdad, the latest in a wave of vio...

Commemorating Ten Years of Deep Sorrow

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The most compelling question we must ask ourselves is: Have we learned anything from this sad chapter in our history to avoid another reckless military adventure in the future?

Gunmen Kill 4 Sunni Fighters In East Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi security officials say gunmen have killed four anti-al-Qaida fighters in an attack on a security checkpoint in an eastern province. ...

Growing Shiite-Sunni Divide In Post-U.S. Iraq

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Now that U.S. forces are gone, Iraq's ruling Shiites are moving quickly to keep the two Muslim sects separate – and unequal. Sunnis ...

Iraq's Sunni Cabinet Members Suspended

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Shiite-dominated Cabinet suspended boycotting Sunni-backed ministers Tuesday, an official said, deepening a sectarian conflict ...

String Of Bombings Brings Death Toll In Iraq To 150 In 2012

AP | BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Car bombs ripped through two Iraqi cities on Monday, killing at least 11 people, Iraq officials said, in the latest attacks targeting ...

Iraqi Government Demands VP Face Terrorism Charges

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Shiite-led government on Sunday demanded that authorities in the semiautonomous Kurdish region hand over the country's top Sunn...

Iraq War: Not Over and Danger Ahead

James Zogby | Posted 02.23.2012 | World
James Zogby

America leaves an Iraq that is deeply divided. After decades of ruthless rule, Iraqis endured an invasion and occupation, suffered from terror and ethnic cleansing, and while the trappings of a democracy have been set-up, it remains in a gestational state.

As U.S. Departure Nears, Sunni Worries In Iraq's Tikrit Grow

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq — In the hometown of the late Saddam Hussein, arrests have become so commonplace that whenever a police car shows up, young men fle...

Preparing for a Sunni Arab Spring in Baghdad

Sami Moubayed | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and now Syria have undoubtedly awakened a Sunni appetite for change in Iraq.

Iraq Detains 615 In Massive Anti-Baathist Sweep

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister said Saturday that 615 people have been detained in a security sweep targeting members of the former ruling Baat...

Iraqi Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr: "Resist The US By All Means Necessary"

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAJAF, Iraq — Muqtada al-Sadr lambasted the American "enemy" in Iraq during his first speech in the country since returning from exile, fiery rh...

Iraq: Deadly Reminders of Unfinished Business

Peter Bouckaert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Bouckaert

The failure of Iraqi's high-paid politicians to live up to their responsibilities to their people and work toward resolving the core issues facing the country -- or to show up for work at all -- is putting Iraq once again in mortal danger.

Secret Baghdad Prison Revealed

latimes.com | Ned Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hundreds of Sunni men disappeared for months into a secret Baghdad prison under the jurisdiction of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's military office, whe...

Iraq Election Results: Nouri Al-Maliki Battling Secular Challenger

AP | BEN HUBBARD AND QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — First results from Iraq's parliamentary election showed the prime minister and his secular rival locked in an extremely tight contest ...

Iraq Police Say 8 Killed In Wahda, Village South Of Baghdad

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Eight members of one Shiite family were killed south of Baghdad on Monday in the worst incident of a bloody day across Iraq that left ...

Shiites In Iraq Show Restraint Despite Repeated Sunni Attacks

nytimes.com | ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD Shiite clerics and politicians have been successfully urging their followers not to retaliate against a fierce campaign of sectarian bombings,...