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Latest Iraq Items
Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.
Senior Obama administration officials this week trumpeted bilateral climate change talks with the Chinese in Beijing — one of the world's most polluted cities.
The al Qaeda-inspired terrorist army in Iraq ultimately wants to capture Baghdad International Airport and begin a campaign to destabilize neighboring Jordan, an important U.S. ally, analysts say.
With the World Cup in faraway Brazil coming at a time of unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tension in the Middle East, some Arab football fans have been reduced to watching matches in secret or even - and this is where it gets complicated - on a TV channel owned by Israel.
A letter sent to the United Nations by Iraqi Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim pertaining to the takeover of a chemical weapons facility has been made public.
It's been more than two years since the U.S. withdrew almost all military forces from Iraq, but the multibillion-dollar logistics contract to support American troops there will likely go on for the better part of another decade, records show.
"You must be living on another planet. That's wishful thinking," a colleague told me about three months ago when I told him that I was waiting for Kurdistan to become a country before taking the next steps of my career.
U.S. intelligence officials confirmed Monday that the shadowy leader of a Sunni terrorist group wreaking havoc in Iraq made a rare public appearance in Mosul last week — a display that signals the militants' growing confidence in their gains even as the country's divided political blocs failed to reach consensus on a new government to counter the al Qaeda-inspired extremists.
An engineering student in the United Kingdom said he left his studies behind and went to join in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant jihad because he felt the pull of his Muslim faith — and he's never been happier.