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Time is running out for Iraq as nation spirals into chaos

By Erin Evers BAGHDAD, Iraq – Militiamen saunter unchallenged along Baghdad streets with rocket-propelled grenade launchers slung across their shoulders. Neighborhood after neighborhood is being ghettoized and sealed off by…

Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied With ISIS

BAGHDAD — He’s like a ghost from the nightmare world of Saddam Hussein. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri was for decades one of the Iraqi tyrant’s blood-covered right-hand men and—this is…

Christian exodus from Mosul sparks outrage

Summary Political and religious leaders expressed outrage and demanded action Sunday after ISIS militants drove Mosul’s Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively ending a presence there dating back to…

Baghdad blast claimed by Islamic State, suicide car bombs kill 9 people

BAGHDAD — An explosion claimed as a suicide bombing by the Islamic State killed three people on Thursday in the heart of Baghdad and another suicide bomber killed six people…

What the West Can Do If It’s Really Serious About Middle East Peace

by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal A member of the Hashemite Royal Family working to address issues such as regional integration, inter-faith dialogues, water, energy and the human environment…

Iraq names moderate Sunni parliament speaker in move to break political deadlock

BAGHDAD: Iraqi politicians named a moderate Sunni Islamist as speaker of parliament on Tuesday, a long-delayed first step toward a power-sharing government urgently needed to save the state from disintegration…

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped ISIS take over the north of the country

World View: A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi…

How our region is preparing for suicide

Summary It was obvious several years ago, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Iran’s president and the Islamic Republic was expanding its power in Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian areas and Yemen, that…

Caliphornia dreamin’

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declares himself leader of all Muslims—who don’t buy it A FEW details looked out of place: the watch on the speaker’s right wrist, a fan whirring behind…

Sistani: Fighters must respect all people’s rights

Reuters DAILY STAR LEBANON BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top Shiite religious authority Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani urged fighters Friday to respect the rights of all Iraqis, regardless of sect or politics, after…

Kurds seize Iraq northern oil fields, ministers pull out of government

Reuters BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq: Kurdish forces seized two oil fields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil firm Friday, while Kurdish politicians suspended their participation in Prime…

The myth of the caliphate and the Islamic State

by Afzal Ashraf ALJAZEERA Afzal Ashraf is a Consultant fellow at Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) and served in the UK Armed Forces. He was…

ISIS to FIFA: Cancel the World Cup or We’ll Bomb It

Before the winner of the Brazil World Cup has even been decided, the 2022 event is facing fresh threats. And this time, it’s not down to construction delays or street…

Muslim leaders reject Baghdadi’s caliphate Prominent Muslim leaders rebuke the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, calling it ‘void’ and ‘deviant’.

Muslim scholars and movements from across the Sunni Islamic spectrum have rejected the caliphate declared by the Islamic State group, with the fighters receiving scathing criticism from both mainstream religious…

Iraq parliament delayed for five weeks

Summary Iraq’s new parliament delayed its next session for five weeks Monday, extending the country’s political paralysis in the face of a Sunni Islamist insurgency which claimed the life of…

Maliki exit path to hope

Summary Maliki exit path to hope Despite growing unease over his tenure by allies in the West and the region, including internal partners in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appears…

Whitewashing the failure in Iraq

RAMZY BAROUD Published — Tuesday 8 July 2014 AS Iraq stands on the verge of a complete breakdown into mini sectarian states, former leading neoconservative and Iraq war advocate Richard…

IS’ ‘Caliph’ Injured In Iraqi Airstrike; Flees To Syria

on July 5, 2014 Terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the first caliph of so-called ‘Islamic State’ founded by outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), has been injured in…

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