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13 hrs ago | CNN
A fighter with Kurdish forces known as the Peshmerga is on the front lines battling ISIS militants near Mosul on Monday, August 18. ISIS has taken over large swaths of northern and western Iraq as it seeks to create an Islamic caliphate that stretches from Syria to Iraq.
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22 hrs ago | AlertNet
In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR is this week launching one of its largest aid pushes aimed at helping close to a half million people who have been forced to flee their homes.
Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.
Suddenly, a common enemy has joined mutually distrustful players in the making of a coalition against ISIS - just the kind of multilateralism that the President favors.
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday 6.5 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil had been shipped to world markets via Turkey's Ceyhan port since exports began and that a seventh tanker was being loaded at the terminal.
My friends and former colleagues among the neoconservative leaders whose arguments established the ideological framework for the second Iraq War in the late 1990s are the unlikely voices we need to lead the charge to implement such a modified Biden Plan.
The same issues which drove war and terrorism in the Middle East in the 1930s and 1940s are still driving it today Syria possessed 2.5 billion barrels of crude oil as of January 2013, which makes it the largest proved reserve of crude oil in the eastern Mediterranean according to the Oil & Gas Journal estimate.
Kurdish fighters are advancing towards the militant-held city of Mosul, aiming to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents, witnesses and a Kurdish peshmerga commander said on Sunday.
Iraqi Yazidis, who fled their homes when Islamic State militants attacked the town of Sinjar, take refuge inside a building on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Dohuk, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, yesterday.
Exit 12 Dance Company , a contemporary dance company founded by United States Marine Corps Sergeant Roman Baca upon his return from service in Iraq, has been invited to perform in the annual Summer Streets festival of New York City this August.
During the first Gulf War in 1991 they helped smuggle me across the Turkey-Iraq border to join their peshmerga fighters, who were trying to hold back Saddam Hussein's army.
In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, a woman from an elite unit of women Kurdish peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq.
The self-declared Caliphate led by Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi now covers a land area greater than Britain and a population of over six million in Syria and Iraq, the final rail in the coffin of the Sykes Picot Pact that created the post-Ottoman Arab state system.
The possible evacuation of thousands of Iraqis under siege by extremist fighters in the country's north is on hold after the United States completed an evaluation of the situation.
Updated: Tue Aug 19, 2014 04:52 pm
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