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Islamic Militants Seize Another Syrian Oil Field

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants seized an eastern Syrian oil field near Iraq and inched closer to the Turkish border on Friday as they try to consol...

Iraq Army Recaptures Saddam's Birthplace From ISIS Militants

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

By Isra'a al-Rubei'i and Maggie Fick BAGHDAD, July 4 (Reuters) - The Iraqi army retook Saddam Hussein's home village overnig...

ISIS Expands It Control In Syria

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages a...

'No One In Iraq Or Any Neighboring Country Will Be Safe From These Plans'

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister has warned that an extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syr...

America Should Stay Out of Iraq's Revived Killfest: Only Iraqis Can Save Their Country

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Americans should ignore these Sirens of Death. Attempting to forcibly transform Iraq never was Washington's responsibility. Having botched the job once, U.S. policymakers should not try again. There certainly is no public support for new military adventures in Mesopotamia.

Ticking Time Bomb: Jordan's Islamists and the Rise of ISIS in the Hashemite Kingdom

Mathew Markman | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Mathew Markman

A beacon of stability in the Middle East, the Hashemite Kingdom is perpetually challenged by the need to moderate between the monarchy's pro-Western orientation and the Islamist tendencies of the country's population.