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US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militant-held city of Tikrit. Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urged the country’s leaders […]


Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Barack Obama returned to Washington on Monday after a brief family break in California to find himself confronted once again by the nightmare from which America thought it had escaped: Iraq. Obama ran for the White House as a young […]


US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

Washington said Monday it might use a critical fifth round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to discuss with Tehran possible cooperation on tackling the crisis raging in Iraq. The United States and Iran, which have been bitter […]


Obama Weighs Options for Intervention In Iraq

Obama Weighs Options for Intervention In Iraq

Citing the “huge investments and sacrifices” Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents […]


Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan on Monday launched fresh air strikes on the northwest tribal region where it has deployed up to 30,000 troops in a long-awaited offensive to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants from their border stronghold. The action in North Waziristan was […]


West evacuates Iraq staff as US-Iran talks broached

West evacuates Iraq staff as US-Iran talks broached

Western embassies began evacuating staff from Baghdad Monday despite Iraq’s claim it was repelling militants who have captured vast amounts of territory in a lightning offensive that has shaken regional stability. The possibility of direct talks between the US and […]


UN calls crisis talks as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

UN calls crisis talks as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a militant offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday, with the US said to be considering air strikes on the rebels. The Islamic […]


Russia, friend or foe for NATO?

Russia, friend or foe for NATO?

Friend or foe? Russian intervention in Ukraine has set off an anguished debate within NATO over how to deal with a newly assertive Moscow ready to defy the West. For some, President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March shows […]


NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO and Russia had a “very frank” exchange of views on the Ukraine crisis Monday but found no common ground in the first such meeting since Moscow annexed Crimea, officials said. “I can say it was a very frank exchange […]


 
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