U.S. Congratulates Iraq On Electing New President

U.S. Congratulates Iraq On Electing New President

Washington (AFP) -- The United States threw its weight behind the newly elected president of Iraq, Fuad Masum, and urged him to form a "cohesive government" to help fight Islamic ...

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Mosul Christians’ Flight Triggered By Leaders’ Refusal To Meet Islamists

Mosul Christians’ Flight Triggered By Leaders’ Refusal To Meet Islamists

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff BARTELLA, Iraq -- Abu Imad wasn't particularly worried when masked gunmen from a range of militant Islamist groups took control of th ...

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Kurdish Politician Fouad Massoum Named President Of Iraq

Kurdish Politician Fouad Massoum Named President Of Iraq

By Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT -- Iraq's parliament appointed a new president on Thursday as lawmakers inched closer to forming a new government ...

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Iraqi Jihadists Order Genital Mutilation Of All Women

Iraqi Jihadists Order Genital Mutilation Of All Women

Geneva (AFP) -- Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and ...

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Officials: U.S. Knew Three Days Before Mosul Fell That Islamic State Was Moving Forces

Officials: U.S. Knew Three Days Before Mosul Fell That Islamic State Was Moving Forces

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State's offensive in north ...

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Proud Sunni Neighborhood Writhes Under Iraq’s Shiite Security Forces

Proud Sunni Neighborhood Writhes Under Iraq’s Shiite Security Forces

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD -- He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous dis ...

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Obama: Keep Calm Amid Global Turmoil

Obama: Keep Calm Amid Global Turmoil

Washington (AFP) -- President Barack Obama has a simple message for critics who charge that cascading global crises have left his foreign policy flatfooted and U.S. power enfeeble ...

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Weeks Of Combat In Iraq Show Shiite Militias Have Few Offensive Capabilities

Weeks Of Combat In Iraq Show Shiite Militias Have Few Offensive Capabilities

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq -- The sectarian Shiite militias that the government in Baghdad has dispatched to fill the void created by the collapse o ...

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Iraqi Shiite Fighters Of Balad Provide Bulwark For Baghdad

Iraqi Shiite Fighters Of Balad Provide Bulwark For Baghdad

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BALAD, Iraq -- The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as ...

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In Iraq’s Most Sacred City, A Governor From Michigan Holds Sway

In Iraq’s Most Sacred City, A Governor From Michigan Holds Sway

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Foreign Staff NAJAF, Iraq -- The governor of Iraq's most sacred territory is a slick-haired, sharp-dressed, foul-mouthed, sleep-deprived workaholic who' ...

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