Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Latest Iraq News

Iraq Defeated By South Korea In Asian Cup Semifinal

Two-time champions South Korea defeated Iraq 2-0 in an Asian Cup semifinal in Sydney on January 26, ending Iraq's hopes of a second title after its victory in 2007. More

IS Militants 'Nearly Out Of Kobani'

Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led air strikes have reportedly regained control of the Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State (IS) militants after four months of fighting. More

IAEA Chief Warns Of 'Terrorist' Threats To Nuclear Sites

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency has warned that "terrorists" could attack or sabotage nuclear facilities in countries where security is weak. More

Iraq's Asian Cup Semifinal Confirmed

Iraq's national soccer team was confirmed as an Asian Cup semifinalist after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) dismissed a protest from Iran on January 25. More

Anti-IS Air Strikes in Syria, Iraq

The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early on January 23. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Anbar Tribe Threatens To Quit Over Lack Of Weapons As IS Overruns Areas East Of Ramadi

The Albu Ghanem tribe had warned the central and local governments that it would withdraw from the fight against Islamic State militants unless its fighters were supplied with ammunition and weapons within five hours. More
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Features & Commentary

It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014

The Obama administration was confronted in 2014 with a wave of foreign policy crises that sent it scrambling to mobilize U.S. military and economic might to stamp out fires across the globe.
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With Hagel Out, Past Contenders Eyed As Next U.S. Defense Chief

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s abrupt announcement of his resignation on November 24 leaves a top cabinet position open in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, and early speculation suggests that candidates previously considered for the job could be tapped to lead the Pentagon.
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Who's In, Who's Out: Republicans Take Over Top U.S. Foreign-Policy Committees

Republicans won big in U.S. Congressional elections on November 4, a surge whose impact could ripple beyond the borders of the United States.
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