Tag Archives: ISIL

Iraq’s new PM – designate won swift endorsements from USA and Iran

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from both the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider … read more

Other crises muscle onto world stage just as Iraq is coming undone

Situation in Baghdad is so dire, top military leaders said to have bags packed ready to flee By James Kitfield 4 hours ago Yahoo News While the Obama administration and much of the global media focused on crises in Ukraine … read more

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum named new president of Iraq

Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party. He is considered a soft-spoken moderate, known … read more

Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people in Iraq

Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq’s instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president. U.N. chief … read more

UN warns Iraq to form a new government

UN warns Iraq of ‘chaos’ if no political progress The U.N. urged Iraq’s leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning … read more

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies,blindfolded and with their hands bound

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against … read more

Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

Iraqi officials are working to determine the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the leader of the Islamic extremist group that has seized large swaths of the country delivering a sermon this week in the nation’s second-largest city, authorities … read more

Iraq PM says hopes for deal on new government

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he hoped to overcome the challenges blocking the formation of a new government, a day after the new parliament’s first session ended without agreement on top government posts. “A state of … read more

Al-Qaida breakaway formally declares Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and huge tracks of neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state on Sunday in the territory under its control. The spokesman for the … read more