Content Tagged 'Iraq'

Iraqi, Kurdish forces reclaim Mosul Dam
Iraq's army spokesman says security forces and Kurdish fighters have taken back the strategic Mosul Dam, the country's largest, from Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago.
Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees
The White House says President Barack Obama will make a decision within days about whether to send the U.S. military to rescue Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain.
Pope appeals to UN to end tragedy in Iraq
Pope Francis has written to the U.N. secretary-general appealing for "action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway" against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.
Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time
Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.
Iraqi military helicopter crashes delivering aid
A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman.
Iraq: Maliki tells army to keep out of politics
Iraq's prime minister has ordered the security forces not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister.
Vatican to Muslim leaders: Condemn Iraq barbarity
The Vatican is urging Muslim leaders to denounce the "barbarity" of the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line.
UN proposal would punish Iraq and Syria militants
Britain has proposed a U.N. resolution aimed at punishing recruitment and financing of fighters for the Islamic State militant group now controlling a swath of Syria and Iraq and all other terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida.
Sunni militants target Iraq's two biggest dams
The militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq are now battling ferociously to capture one of the country's vital resources, water.
UN condemns extremist takeover of parts of Iraq
The U.N. Security Council is condemning the offensive waged by the extremist Islamic State group and allied militants in Iraq, calling it "a major threat" to the country's future.
UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria
The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and is reminding all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.
Army Veteran With PTSD Studying The Brain At UK To Help Others
Army Veteran Johnny Cebak suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury after being injured in Iraq. Now, the Doctoral candidate at UK is studying the brain to try to find a way to help others struggling with the silent disease. Video Video
Troops Emotional Homecoming
Kentucky National Guard troops return home from Iraq. Video Video
Troops Prepare to Leave
The nearly nine year war in Iraq is down to its final weeks with all but a handful of troops to leave the country by December 31st. Video Video
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