Nuri al-Maliki, the Bush neocon choice to run post-invasion Iraq, is offering citizens weapons to fight al-Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).
Sunni insurgents advancing on Baghdad after taking Mosul have captured the city of Tikrit, the home town of Saddam Hussein, as government forces disintegrate and fail to offer resistance.
It appears that the best diversion from Obama's latest bevy of scandals, including the VA snafu and the Bergdahl fiasco, will be yet another war, one which Iraq just gave the green light for.
Iraqi Kurds seized control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, while surging Sunni Islamist rebels advanced towards Baghdad, as the central government's army abandoned its posts in a rapid collapse that has lost control of the north.
Predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran will combat the "violence and terrorism" of Sunni extremists who have launched an anti-government offensive in neighboring Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday.
It seems like only yesterday Iraq's prime minister was celebrating as the last American soldiers left Iraq. Now, with al Qaeda threatening to take Baghdad, Maliki's government is quietly asking at least some troops return.
TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) - Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group overran the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday and closed in on the biggest oil refinery in the country, making further gains in their rapid military advance against the Shi'ite-led
Governor Urges Locals to Fight Off AQI Invasion
Extremists fighters from the al-Qaeda offshoot Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have captured the capital of northern Iraq, Liz Sly and Ahmed Ramadan of The Washington Post report.
Militants continued their siege of Mosul today and also attack a university in Ramadi. Later in the day, Baghdad suffered from a series of bombings. Overall, at least 184 people were killed and 183 were wounded.
US Begins Delivering F-16s To Iraq This Week, A Decade After It Wiped Out Iraq's Air Force
Fifth Straight Month of Rising Violence in 2014
Shi’ite pilgrims wrapped up their yearly observance of Imam Kadhim’s death anniversary in Baghdad.
These are the ‘best of times’ for the oil giants in Iraq. Production is up, profits are soaring, and big oil is rolling in dough.
A Year Into Escalation, No Sign of Slowdown
The United States is reportedly increasing the number of intelligence officers deployed to Iraq amidst new waves of violence there being attributed to jihadists from the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The United States is quietly expanding the number of intelligence officers in Iraq and holding urgent meetings in Washington and Baghdad to find ways to counter growing violence by Islamic militants, U.S. government sources said.
At least 105 people were killed and 127 more were wounded today when bombers struck deep into the Shi’ite south again.
Isis using Twitter to publicise nationalities of jihadists it has brought across Syrian border
Iraqi Capital in Reach for Islamist Fighters
The navies of Iran and Pakistan plan to hold joint military exercises in the eastern part of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, Iran's state news agency said on Sunday.
As many as 102 people were killed and 62 more were wounded today. Dozens of people were killed during an attack on an army base in Yusufiya. The Interior Ministry and local officials gave inconsistent casualty figures.
At least 54 people were killed and 67 more were wounded today.
"The Unknown Known," a new documentary by Errol Morris slated to be released on April 4, covers the life and career of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with a focus on the runup to the Iraq War.
The 2.6 million Americans who volunteered to fight on IED-laden battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan have returned home with a panoply of problems borne out of their service.
Near simultaneous bombings took place across Baghdad in the evening.
Insists US 'Sought to Work Within the System'
Commission Cites 'Intense Pressures' From Maliki Govt
At least 98 people were killed and 34 more were wounded across Iraq. In Diyala province, security forces are trying to prevent militants from taking over Buhriz.
Some 600 Kurdish residents of villages in Syria's Raqa province have fled after an ultimatum from [our] jihadist Islamic [government] State of Iraq and [our Syrian rebels] Levant, an NGO said Thursday.