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Iraq Suicide Car Bombing Kills At Least 21 In Baghdad

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than ...

29 Women Among Dead After Gunmen Open Fire In Baghdad

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the ...

Iraq: 50 Bodies, Many Blindfolded, Found South Of Baghdad

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The ethnic and sectarian tensions that threaten to tear Iraq apart flared Wednesday as the prime minister accused the Kurdish self-ru...

Iraq Says 'Terrorist' Groups Have Seized Former Chemical Weapons Facility

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where rem...

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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.

REPORT: Blackwater Manager Threatened 'He Could Kill' Government's Chief Investigator

The New York Times | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investig...

Iraqis Accuse Blackwater Of Killings In U.S. Court

The New York Times | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The witness wore a suit with no tie, the top button of his gray shirt undone. He had told this story many times, and now that he was in...

Officials: Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Outdoor Market South Of Baghdad

AP | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say suicide bomber has targeted an outdoor market south of Baghdad, killing 13....

U.S. Forces Begin Arriving In Baghdad To Assess Iraqi Troops

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and ...

Iraq Replaces Vietnam As Metaphor For Tragedy

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

In another generation, when a future U.S. president sends troops to occupy some intransigent country on a dubious objective, American pundits will most likely ask this familiar question made new: "Will it be another Iraq?"

UN: Over 1,000 Killed In Iraq So Far This Month

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — More than 1,000 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq this month as Sunni insurgents overtook key area...

If ISIS Is Such a Threat, Why No Air Strikes?

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Have we learned nothing during our adventures in the Middle East and Central Asia?

Iraq and the Middle East Refugee Crisis

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

June 20th is declared World Refugee Day. In this year, this day is being marked by another increase of 9 million refugees.

10 Reasons Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Terrible Idea

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The smell of blood is once again in the air in Washington -- this week for airstrikes and other forms of violent intervention in Iraq. Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.

The Real Reason Why Obama Is Shying Away From Airstrikes in Iraq

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.19.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

When combining Maliki's spotty record as a leader and his dismal rating since the 2011 U.S. withdrawal, you can see why the president may have concluded that sending in the jets and drones is a less desirable that it once was.

On to Baghdad

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Officials: Deadly Explosion In Baghdad's Sadr City

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital...

Iraq Militants Push Battle Closer To Baghdad

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Sunni insurgents pushed further into a province northeast of Baghdad, laid siege to a police station and battled pro-government Shiite...

Obama Announces About 275 Troops Deploying To Iraq

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not expected to approve imminent airstrikes in Iraq, in part because there are few clear targets that co...

Officials: Iraqi Army Helicopter Shot Down West Of Baghdad

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military ...

Fighting in Baghdad

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

The people of Baghdad never found their peace. They did not learn anything from their predecessors. With all those wars they will never reach the greatness of the bygone era.

Official: U.S. Mulls Discussions With Iran Over Iraq Security Crisis

Reuters | Lesley Wroughton | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is mulling possible discussions with Iran over the mounting security c...

U.S. Begins To Evacuate Embassy Workers From Baghdad

Reuters | Missy Ryan | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The United States ordered military personnel to boost security for its diplomatic staff in Baghdad on...

String Of Deadly Explosions Rock Baghdad

AP | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — String of explosions rocks Iraqi capital, killing at least 15 people....

Iraq Remains On Edge As Insurgent Advance Slows

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | World

(Adds details on U.S. aircraft carrier, paragraph 4, airstrike on Kurdish forces, paragraphs 11-13, White House comment on Obama, paragraphs 21-22) ...