All posts tagged "Iraq"
US Moving to Increase Troops in Iraq; IS Leader Killed
Among Several Key Members Eliminated This Week
- Posted March 25, 2016
Kerry Determines IS Group Committing Genocide in Iraq, Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry determined Thursday that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, meeting a congressional deadline for a decision. The declaration, while...
- Posted March 17, 2016
Officials Name Top Suspects in Iraq Abductions of Americans
BAGHDAD – Two powerful Shiite militias are top suspects in the abduction of three Americans last weekend in a southern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, an Iraqi police commander and a Western security official in Baghdad said...
- Posted January 21, 2016
US, Allies Agree to Intensify Fight Against Islamic State
PARIS – Defense Secretary Ash Carter says defense ministers from France and five other nations have agreed to intensify the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He says the countries will work together to...
- Posted January 20, 2016
US Embassy says Several Americans Missing in Iraq
BAGHDAD – The abduction of three Americans from a Baghdad apartment over the weekend is the latest in a series of brazen high-profile kidnappings undermining confidence in the Iraqi government’s ability to control state-sanctioned Shiite militias that...
- Posted January 18, 2016
As Sanctions are Lifted, Iranian Foes Fear the Worst
JERUSALEM – As the nuclear deal with Tehran goes into effect, many Middle Eastern countries fear a newly emboldened Iran, flush with cash and international recognition, will grow more aggressive with what they see as meddling in...
- Posted January 17, 2016