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Officials: Shiite Militia Attack Sunni Mosque In Iraq, Dozens Killed

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The death toll from a shooting attack by Shi'ite militia forces on a Sunni mosque in Iraq on Friday has reached 68, a morg...

Pope Francis To Iraqi President: 'I Appeal To You With A Heart Full Of Pain'

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis wrote to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the “brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minori...

Iraqi Turkmens Appeal For Help To Thousands Besieged By Islamic State

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the inte...

UN Launches Major Aid Operation To Reach Iraqis Fleeing Violence

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive on Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein,...

Yazidi Survivors Say Militants Buried Victims Alive

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk DAYRABUN, Iraq, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future ...

U.S. Military: Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Militants In N. Iraq

AP | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city...

Airstrikes Target Islamic State After Reports Of Yazidi Massacre

AFP | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

Kurdish forces backed by US warplanes battled Saturday to retake Iraq's largest dam from Islamic State jihadist fighters, whose latest atrocity was a ...

Iraq's Third Largest Ethnic Group Is Also On The Run From The Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

(Repeats story unchanged) * Charities support displaced in absence of functioning government * Hundreds of thousands up...

U.S. May Speed Up Aid To Iraq Despite Billions Already Spent

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

By Arshad Mohammed and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United States may accelerate U.S. economic and military aid to Ir...

Officials: Islamic State 'Massacres' 80 Yazidis In North Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in the country's north, ...

UN Security Council Blacklists Islamist Militants In Iraq, Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and ...

Iraq's New Prime Minister Urges The Country To Unite

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-...

Iraq's Maliki Agrees To Stand Down, Back New PM

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, says he is relinquishing the post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider...

UN Declares Highest Level Emergency In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacemen...

Iraqi Helicopter Crashes During Aid Mission To Yazidis

HuffPost/AP | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

An Iraqi helicopter crashed while delivering aid to Yazidi communities trapped on the Sinjar mountains on Tuesday, killing the pilot and wounding othe...

Iraq's Maliki Grows More Isolated As He Clings To Power

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — His days in power in Iraq appear increasingly numbered. World leaders, including his biggest ally, Iran, hail the nomination of the m...

U.S. Launches New Airstrikes On Iraqi Militants

AP | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says American jet fighters and drones have conducted four more airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq, taking o...

Iraq Says U.S. Airstrikes Have Been Effective Against Islamic State

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA and BRAM JANSSEN | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) — President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to ...

Kurds Stock Up On Arms As Islamic State Approaches

Reuters | Isabel Coles | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 9 (Reuters) - With Islamist militants just 30 minutes drive away, foreign oil workers were flying out of Iraq's Kurdish capital by ...

Iraqi Official: Hundreds Of Yazidi Women Held Captive By Islamic State

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with "vicious plans," an Iraqi offici...

Iraqi, Kurdish Officials Welcome U.S. Airdrops

AP | BRAM JANSSEN and DIAA HADID | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of displaced Iraqis fled their camp in the face of advancing fighters of the Islamic State group, deepening the h...

Islamic State Militants Seize Largest Iraqi Christian Village

AP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi militants from the Islamic State group overran a cluster of predominantly Christian villages alongside the country's semi-auton...

State TV: Iraqi Airstrike Kills 60 Islamic State Fighters

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A string of car bombs tore through busy shopping streets in several Baghdad neighborhoods on Wednesday night killing 51 people as the...

Islamic State Extremists Enforce Strict Religious Laws In Iraqi Towns

USA Today | Anmar Al Shamary & Gilgamesh Nabeel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

BAGHDAD — Police cars have been repainted to say “Islamic police.” Women are forbidden from wearing bright colors and prints. The homes of Shiit...

Islamic State Makes Major Gains In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

By Isra' al-Rubai'i BAGHDAD, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back ...