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Iraqi FM Wants More Airstrikes Against ISIS And Supports Russia’s Role In Syria

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Friday that he would like more U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. &...

REPORT: ISIS Has Killed At Least 400 People In Palmyra Since Capture

Reuters | Mariam Karouny | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

BEIRUT, May 24 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancien...

UN Accuses ISIS Of Mass Executions, Abductions

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

(Adds dropped words "this year" in 3rd paragraph) * Mass executions, abductions by IS deemed war crimes * UN rights chie...

6 Reasons ISIS Airstrikes Aren't The Next Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

As the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria continues, some are worried that the operation carries echoes of the U....

Don't Worry, Whatever It Is We're Doing In The Middle East, It's Totally Not A 'War'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

The U.S. and its coalition partners have thus far carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in an effort to destroy the Islamic State. Some...

Islamic State Militants Execute Female Iraqi Human Rights Lawyer

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their...

Amanda Terkel

Lindsey Graham Changes Mind About Putting Boots On The Ground In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to consider putting boots on the ground in Syria to combat Islam...

Iran Rejects A Global Strategy Against Islamic State Militants

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and LARA JAKES | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to tal...

Aid Worker Killed By ISIS Is A 'British Hero' Says Prime Minister

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) -- British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family ...

Islamic State Attracts Female Jihadis From The U.S. Heartland

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

By Alistair Bell MINNEAPOLIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American h...

New UN Human Rights Chief Warns Of A 'House Of Blood' In Iraq And Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers to protect women and minorities tar...

Nick Robins-Early

An Expert's Take On What The Future May Hold For Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

In the past weeks, fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have conquered several cities in Iraq in a lightning offensive, bringing...

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...

UN Investigators Warn Of Wider Sectarian War Across Iraq, Syria

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) - The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents want...

Howard Fineman

We Broke Iraq And We're Still Paying For The Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2002, during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell issued a warning to President George W. Bush ab...

Sabrina Siddiqui

George Bush's Gift: Iraq Hawks Abandon War In Syria Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama got ambushed by an old enemy when he tried to push a resolution through Congress to bomb Syria: the Iraq war. ...

Amanda Terkel

The Iraq Hangover: Lawmakers Who Backed Iraq War Now Skittish On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eleven years ago, the vast majority of the U.S. Congress voted to invade Iraq, taking the Bush administration at its word that Iraqi dic...

GOP Congressman: My 'Gut Feeling' Says Syria's WMDs Came From Iraq

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said on Thursday that he is against military intervention in Syria, even though his "gut feeling" is that the Sy...

Michael Calderone

Reporters Covering Syria Urged To Remember Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.30.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Monday morning, Associated Press investigative editor Ted Bridis stressed to colleagues the need for a “dive deep into questions abou...

Al Qaeda's Prison Attack Indicates Bleak Prospects for Iraq's Stability

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Colin Wolfgang

Once again the world wonders if Iraq is on the brink of devolving into a failed state similar to Somalia.

Iraq Opens All Borders To Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

AL-WALEED, Iraq, July 23 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has told Iraq's border officials to allow Syrian refugees into the county, ...

Iraq Summons Syrian Diplomat In Baghdad Amid Diplomatic Row

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Syria to hand over two suspects wanted in recent suicide attacks on governme...

Iraq, Syria Recall Ambassadors In Deepening Rift

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq and Syria have both recalled their ambassadors in a deepening rift over claims Damascus was harbouring militants who bombed Baghdad....