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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 […]


Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria’s declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world’s chemical watchdog said on Monday. “As we speak, the ship (carrying the […]


Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Militants fighting in Syria’s war put to use for the first time on Sunday American-made Humvees that they seized during a lightning offensive in Iraq this month, a monitor said. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, […]


Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

Baghdad asked Washington Wednesday to carry out air strikes on militants who attacked Iraq’s main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north, amid warnings the country’s future was at stake. The appeal for strikes — which the White […]


Iraqi leaders’ sectarianism fueled militant advance: US

Iraqi leaders’ sectarianism fueled militant advance: US

Islamist militants have rolled over the Iraqi army because the Shiite-led government has pursued a sectarian agenda that alienated Sunnis, the top-ranking US military officer said Wednesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed that Baghdad […]


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 […]


Weak Iraqi Army No Match for ISIS Insurgents

Weak Iraqi Army No Match for ISIS Insurgents

The government in Baghdad has hundreds of thousands of soldiers and armed police under its command. But a raft of deep structural problems is crippling the Iraqi army’s ability to fight ISIS militants. In many of Iraq’s northern and western […]


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 […]


 
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