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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...

Here's What We Know About How The Islamic State Is Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

As the Islamic State has risen to power and prominence in recent months, hundreds of reports have emerged about the group, often portraying it as a la...

Crisis in Syria: Civil War, Global Threat

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Ban Ki-moon

Dangerous sectarian tensions, massive movements of refugees, daily atrocities and spreading instability make the civil war in Syria a global threat. All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake across the devastated landscape that is Syria today.

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...

Iraq, Syria: the Way Ahead Is Limpidly Clear

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The legacy of President Obama is that he got us out of wars. Let's keep it that way. The perceived weakness of Barack Obama is largely a reflection that the American body politic is adjusting to the fact that it no longer wants to be the world's gendarmerie, involved in and trying to settle every conflict.

U.N. Plans First Aid Airlift To Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The United Nations' first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and wint...

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. ...

Iraq Warns Of Militant Strike Against U.S. Interests

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- Iranian-backed Shiite militias are threatening to retaliate against American interests inside Iraq if the United States goes ahead with str...

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...

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...

Iraq Evacuates Citizens From Syria

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Hundreds of Iraqis flew out of Syria over the past two days to escape an escalating civil war, officials said Friday, while the U.N. report...

Iraqi General: Syrian Rebels Control Border Crossing In Western Iraq

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Rebels attacked Syrian forces Thursday on two spots along the nation's porous border with Iraq, killing 21 soldiers and seizing contro...

Iraq Urges Its Citizens To Flee

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and LARA JAKES | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government called Tuesday for all its citizens living in Syria to return home immediately to escape the escalating civil war af...

The International Community and How Syria's Civil War Differs

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although Iran, Iraq and Lebanon have taken almost the same position in warning about the possibility of civil war in case of the ouster of Assad, they have different concerns and objectives in regard with this issue.

Iraq, Siding With Iran, Sends Essential Aid To Syria's Assad

The Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

More than six months after the start of the Syrian uprising, Iraq is offering key moral and financial support to the country's embattled president, un...

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....