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Stories with person: Muqtada al-Sadr
  • Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 7:25 am

    WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.

  • Shiite militias helping Iraq repel extremists' advance story has video
    Updated: May-19-15 11:43 am

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for Iranian-allied Shiite militiamen to help drive Islamic State extremists from Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's vast Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

  • Kurdish leader reiterates his forces need for arms story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 12:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The leader of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq said Friday that he has not backtracked on his request for the U.S. to bypass Baghdad and directly supply weapons to his forces, but said he wouldn't interfere in a disagreement over the issue between Congress and the White House.