ARBIL, Iraq: Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region formed a new government Wednesday after months of wrangling, with premier Nechirvan Barzani using the occasion to call for defending disputed northern ter
WASHINGTON: A top US military leader says he is bitterly disappointed by the sectarian violence in Iraq. He says that country’s leadership failed to unite after the war.
LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron warned Wednesday that militants making advances in Iraq and fighting in Syria were also planning to attack Britain.
TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani pledged Wednesday that Iran will do whatever it takes to protect Shiite shrines in Iraq from Sunni militants battling the Baghdad government.
WASHINGTON: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Iraq is in a civil war and the US has no business sending troops there.
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the United States has a “special responsibility” toward Iraq as the country battles an Islamic militant insurgency.
OSLO: A top Iranian official said Wednesday that Tehran could consider working with the United States over the crisis in Iraq if talks on its nuclear program are successful.
WASHINGTON: The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the Al-Qaeda-inspired milita
KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraq’s premier vowed Wednesday to “face terrorism” and insisted security forces had suffered a “setback” rather than defeat, as militants pressing a major offensive attacked the country’
ANKARA: A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to two generals behind a 1980 military takeover, the bloodiest in Turkey’s coup-ridden history.
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