- Iraqi forces surround Ramadi, but it could be a long siege Updated: Dec-01-15 1:42 pm
BAGHDAD - After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the key city of Ramadi and appear poised to launch a new attempt to wrest it from the Islamic State group.
- Analysis: Mideast chaos, violence won't end with IS defeat Updated: Nov-23-15 3:11 am
WASHINGTON - The chaos and violence gripping the Middle East are not likely to evaporate even if the forces arrayed against the Islamic State group manage to crush the brutal army and its drive to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria and beyond.
- IS claims Baghdad mosque attack that killed 10 Updated: Nov-21-15 9:41 am
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad following Friday prayers that Iraqi officials say killed 10 people.
- Officials: IS determined to produce chemical weapons Updated: Nov-19-15 11:54 am
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.
- As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard Updated: Nov-17-15 12:34 am
BAGHDAD - Within hours of last week's Paris attacks, as outrage and sympathy flooded his social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his Facebook cover photo to read "solidarity" - and his friends were shocked.
- Outrage builds as dozens of Iraqis electrocuted in floods Updated: Nov-09-15 4:25 am
BAGHDAD - Mohammed al-Qurayshi's only son, Hassan, searched back and forth through CCTV footage to find the 12:30 p.m. mark on Oct. 31.
- Iraqi dignitaries attend funeral of Ahmad Chalabi Updated: Nov-04-15 5:42 am
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other senior Iraqi dignitaries are paying final respects to prominent politician Ahmad Chalabi.
- Iraq's Ahmad Chalabi, leading voice behind 2003 war, dies Updated: Nov-03-15 12:17 pm
BAGHDAD - Ahmad Chalabi, a prominent Iraqi politician who became a Pentagon favorite when he helped convince the Bush administration to overthrow Saddam Hussein in 2003 by pushing false allegations of weapons of mass destruction and links to al-Qaida, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 71.