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Iraqi Shiite Militias In Uneasy Alliance With Kurds Against ISIS

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA and BRAM JANSSEN | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Shiite militiamen shuttle back and forth to the nearby front lines from a sprawling military base near the northern oil-rich cit...

Heavy Setback For Iraqi Kurds As Clashes With ISIS Kill Top Commander

AP | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the dispu...

A Field Guide to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISOL)

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In early August, ISIS forces attacked the Lebanese Syrian refugee border town of Arsal, provoking a major fire-fight with the Lebanese Army. Apparently, one of ISIS's major military commanders -- Imad Ahmad Jomaa -- had been apprehended inside the refugee camp (holding hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees) likely on a recruiting mission to create a fifth column of ISIS operatives inside Lebanon.

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Historic: The Kurds Seize Kirkuk

Janet Ritz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Janet Ritz

People unfamiliar with Kurds may not see the significance of the Kurdish army taking the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, a rich oil city they've long wanted as part of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iraqi Kurds Seize Oil-Rich City Of Kirkuk

Reuters | AHMED RASHEED AND ISABEL COLES | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL, Iraq, June 12 (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the nor...

Iraqi Kurds: "No Friend but the Mountains"

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

The recent explosion shatters the myth that Iraqi Kurdistan can immunize itself from Iraq's violence between Sunnis and Shia.

Bomb Blasts Claim More Lives In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2013 | World

KIRKUK, Iraq, May 21 (Reuters) - Several bomb blasts killed at least 12 people in Iraq on Tuesday, police said, a day after more than 70 died in att...

Bloody Day In Iraq Leaves Dozens Dead

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A car bomb exploded near a bus station in Baghdad's main Shiite district Wednesday, the deadliest in a series of explosions that kille...

Series Of Attacks Kills Dozens In Iraq

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Insurgents in Iraq deployed a series of car bombs as part of highly coordinated attacks that cut across a wide swath of the country Mo...

Bomb Blasts Kill 10 In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents unleashed a new wave of bombings across Iraq early Wednesday targeting security forces and civilians, and killing 17 peopl...

Blasts And Shootings Kill At Least 59 In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Insurgents in Iraq unleashed a relentless wave of attacks from before dawn until late at night Thursday, killing 59 people and woundin...

Wave Of Bombing Attacks Kill 93 In Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A startling spasm of violence shook more than a dozen Iraqi cities Monday, killing over 100 people in coordinated bombings and shooti...

Dozens Killed In Bombings Across Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombs ripped through 10 Iraqi cities Thursday, killing at least 30 people and shattering a month of relative calm. Minority lawmakers ...

17 Detainees Escape From Iraq Prison

AP | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi police official says 17 detainees have broken out of prison in a northern city. Police spokesman in Kirkuk city Brig. Gen. Sarhat...

Explosions Across Iraq Claim Dozens Of Lives

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

By Kareem Raheem and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD, March 20 (Reuters) - At least 26 explosions struck cities and towns across Iraq on Tuesday, k...

Wave Of Attacks Kills At Least 50, Injures More Than 200 In Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombs and deadly shootings relentlessly pounded Iraqis on Thursday, killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 225 in a widespr...

Militants Bomb Home Of Iraqi Policeman, Killing 10

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

HILLA, Iraq, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An Iraqi policeman and nine relatives were killed as they slept when militants bombed their home south of Baghdad on...

Andy Rooney Goes to Baghdad

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Andy Rooney, who we'll all admit became kind of a pain in the neck at the end, died this past weekend. He did write something interesting: Having got...

Ruinous Victories

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Politicians are chronically myopic and generally ill-educated. Whenever they claim victory abroad, skepticism is justified. The latest case of Libya is no different.

Iraq Tour Bus Collison Kills 27

AP | By YAHYA BARZANJI | Posted 10.27.2011 | World

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq -- A bus carrying vacationing families through northern Iraq collided head-on with a car and burst into flames Saturday, killing al...

Terrifying Bombing In Iraq Caught On Video

AP | YAHYA BARZANJI and LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — A suicide bomber posing as a dairy deliveryman struck a Kurdish security headquarters Wednesday, setting off a series of ra...

Mission Accomplished, All Over Again ...

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Rushing

I just returned from my sixth trip to Iraq where I expected to film a preview of Sunday's elections for an episode of my show Fault Lines on Al Jazeera English, but instead I found a civil war in the making.

Kirkuk: Caged Bird or Phoenix?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Josh Rushing

In a city where electricity flows only 20 percent of the time and crude takes up the slack for cooking and heating, people here pay a premium for the valuable commodity many argue is their birthright.

Iraq Electoral Law Passes, Crucial To Setting Up National Vote

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament ended weeks of debate Sunday and passed a long-delayed law paving the way for the planned January election to go for...