Iraqi Forces Battle Islamic State Militants In Tikrit

Iraqi Forces Battle Islamic State Militants In Tikrit

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD -- Iraqi government forces and volunteer fighters mounted a fresh drive Tuesday to oust Islamic State fighters from the northern cit ...

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Obama Promises ‘Long-Term’ Strategy Against ISIL

Obama Promises ‘Long-Term’ Strategy Against ISIL

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has embarked on a long-term mission to defeat the insurgents of the so-called "Islamic State" fighting ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On Iraq And Ferguson

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On Iraq And Ferguson

At 4:00 pm ET, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House on the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri. Live video of the president's remarks will be ...

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United States Carries Out 15 Air Strikes Near Iraq Dam

United States Carries Out 15 Air Strikes Near Iraq Dam

By Serene Assir Badriyah (Iraq) (AFP) -- U.S. warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against Islamic State (IS) militants battling for control of a major dam in ...

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Obama Returns From Vacation, To Meet With Holder On Ferguson Crisis

Obama Returns From Vacation, To Meet With Holder On Ferguson Crisis

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau President Obama plans to meet with Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on the unfolding crisis in Ferguson on Monday after a violent night of demo ...

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Pope Urges Korean Reconciliation, Prays For Persecuted Iraq Christians

Pope Urges Korean Reconciliation, Prays For Persecuted Iraq Christians

dpa SEOUL -- Pope Francis called for Korean reconciliation Monday, and offered special prayers for persecuted Christians in Iraq during the final event of his five-day visit to So ...

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White House Hails Maliki Departure As ‘Major Step Forward’

White House Hails Maliki Departure As ‘Major Step Forward’

Washington (AFP) -- The White House welcomed Nuri al-Maliki's decision to drop his bid to remain Iraq's prime minister as a "major step forward" to unite a country divided by a ji ...

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What The U.S. Should Do In Iraq: Stop What Is Counterproductive

What The U.S. Should Do In Iraq: Stop What Is Counterproductive

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Los Angeles Times From a moral perspective, President Barack Obama's response to the plight of Iraqi minorities targeted for extinction by vicious Islamists ...

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Iraq Premier-Designate Has His Work Cut Out For Him

Iraq Premier-Designate Has His Work Cut Out For Him

By Shashank Bengali and Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to per ...

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Obama: ‘We Broke The ISIL Siege Of Mount Sinjar’

Obama: ‘We Broke The ISIL Siege Of Mount Sinjar’

Martha’s Vineyard (United States) (AFP) -- President Barack Obama declared Thursday that U.S. air strikes had broken the siege of an Iraqi mountain sheltering civilian refugees an ...

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