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Breaking News: Why is Baghdad so important to the radical Islamic militia ISIS?
   
Posted by: Nina Rai SelectMedia

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-30 03:31:51 -0700 | disasters-news

Opinion Iraq, historically known as the “Fertile Crescent” and “The Cradle of Civilization,” has today become the most treacherous combat zone of the world. Forces affiliated with ISIS - which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -...
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Breaking News: Obama administration ready for direct talks with Iran to stop ISIS offensive in Iraq
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-19 16:09:32 -0700 | disasters-news

US officials said Sunday that the Obama administration is considering holding direct talks with Iran to coordinate a response to the security situation in Iraq where the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is struggling to stem the tide of...
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Breaking News: US could rue allowing ISIS consolidate terrorist state power in Iraq and Syria
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-25 16:41:56 -0700 | disasters-news

Commentary There is a growing risk of escalation of the Iraqi war into a major regional conflagration as ISIS, previously a ragtag militia of fanatical Islamist insurgents, transforms into a well-organized and well-equipped modernized state army backed by vast resources...
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Breaking News: Obama's plan to assist Sunni militants in Syria exposes US divide-and-rule Middle East policy
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-30 16:46:23 -0700 | disasters-news

Author’s note: This is a follow-up to "Iran Moves to Fill US Power Vacuum in Iraq, Deploys Surveillance Drones." Opinion Following Thursday's announcement by the Obama administration that it has asked Congress to authorize $500 million in direct military assistance...
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Breaking News: Iraqi implosion: Observations from a token veteran
   
Posted by: larsknutson SelectMedia

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-21 16:17:34 -0700 | political-news

The incredibly painful odyssey of the American foreign policy toward Iraq in her death throes these past six days seems like a microcosmic metaphor of how conservatives have viewed the Obama administration these past six years. It's unclear how the...
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Breaking News: Why the Obama administration is sending 275 US troops to Iraq
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-20 16:59:50 -0700 | disasters-news

Opinion Reports that the US government is deploying 275 military troops to Iraq to protect the US Embassy and interests in the country have raised an uproar with accusations that the Obama administration is backtracking on its promise not to...
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Breaking News: Iraq's house of cards come tumbling down: the fog machine of war, lies and counter lies
   
Posted by: VeronicaS

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-20 10:59:26 -0700 | political-news

Opinion U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, wrote a blistering OpEd for the New York Times Saturday, accusing the U.S. of lying to the American public about the war in Iraq and also of limiting press access....
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Breaking News: Is Kerry trip last chance to save Iraq from advancing Islamists?
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-26 16:46:23 -0700 | disasters-news

With Sunni militants approaching Baghdad in their drive to wrest Iraq, or large portions of it, from the US-backed government, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the capital Monday for what could be last-chance talks to save the pro-Western...
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Breaking News: ISIS has a plan to conquer Rome and the world
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-05 16:33:33 -0700 | disasters-news

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has called on Sunni Muslims worldwide to come under the banner of its newly declared caliphate to launch a holy jihad against infidels all over the world. The Telegraph reports that the leader...
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Breaking News: Fallujah fallout: Know-nothing neocons, loose-cannon liberals and foreign policy havoc
   
Posted by: larsknutson SelectMedia

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-01-08 11:23:49 -0800 | political-news

US Secretary of State John Kerry promised absolutely no troops and no contingent for Nouri al-Maliki's Iraqi government Sunday, Jan. 5 in his first address in Jerusalem since militants affiliated with al-Qaida overran the city of Fallujah Saturday. "This is...
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Breaking News: At least 8 killed in a car bombing in central Baghdad
   
Posted by: rsa76

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-25 05:34:09 -0700 | disasters-news

Baghdad - At least eight people were killed Thursday and another 34 were wounded by the explosion of two consecutive car bombs in central Baghdad, told EFE a security source. The double attack occurred in the popular neighborhood of Al...
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Source: Associated Press

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-25 04:01:06 -0700 | travel-news

Al-Hardan, a leader in the Sunni tribal militias that allied with the U.S. to help turn the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, knew what the Sunni fighters on the other end of the line wanted: weapons to fight the Islamic...
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Source: Fox News

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-25 05:22:07 -0700 | travel-news

Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability. "The gravity of the phase Iraq is undergoing requires the concerned parties to bear...
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Breaking News: Kurdish politician Massoum named Iraq president
   
Posted by: hira_jan

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-25 06:25:53 -0700 | political-news

BAGHDAD: Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was appointed the new president of Iraq on Thursday hours after an attack on a convoy of prison killed dozens of people, which brutally highlights the challenges facing the country's leaders as they struggle to...
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Source: Datzhott

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-24 19:58:30 -0700 | entertainment-news

Army Specialist David Hickman, an African-American from North Carolina, was the last U.S. soldier to be killed in the almost decade long war in Iraq. Hickman was only 23 years old when when a roadside bomb tore through his armored...
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