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United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation’s north, officials said Wednesday. But the Obama administration offered only tepid … read more

Iraq : The rising star of new global jihad

By By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of radical Sunni fighters who have made rapid military advances in Iraq is the rising star of global jihad, driven, Islamist fighters say, by an unbending determination to fight for and … read more

Iraq authorities are determined to recapture Mosul

Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul after most of it was overrun by al-Qaida-inspired militants, the provincial governor said Wednesday after … read more

Sunni insurgents close in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery

TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) – Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group closed in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery on Wednesday after seizing the northern city of Mosul in a devastating show of strength against the Shi’ite-led government. Security sources … read more

Iran and Turkey want Middle East stability

Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has said Turkey and Iran are determined to stand against violence and extremism in the Middle East during a trip to Ankara. Rouhani made the statement on Monday during a two-day visit to Turkey, where … read more

Gunmen attack Jinnah Intl Airport in Karachi

Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Karachi’s international airport, killing at least four security guards and hurling grenades, reports say. Pakistan media reported between four and 10 gunmen had attacked Jinnah International Airport’s old terminal. Dawn News said security personnel had … read more

Tehran hangs prisoner linked to Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK)

Gholamreza Khosravi sentenced to death for giving intelligence, financial aid to MEK group, Tehran says. Iran’s official news agency says authorities have executed a prisoner linked to the opposition Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) group. The IRNA report on Sunday said Gholamreza Khosravi … read more