Quadruple Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 25 – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Three bombs that targeted public markets and a fourth bomb placed outside a Shiite mosque exploded Monday night in Baghdad, killing 25 people and wounding dozens,…

Muppets creator Jim Henson’s son dies of massive heart attack at age 48 – Daily Mail

Daily MailJohn Paul Henson, son of late Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died from a heart attack on Long Island home at age 48. According to a statement posted on…

Car Bombings in Iraq Kill at Least 13 People – ABC News

ABC NewsA new series of car bombings in and around Baghdad on Monday killed at least 13 people, officials said, as Iraq’s Shiite-led government grapples with a stubborn Sunni extremist-led…

Iraq forces free hostages as January toll tops 900 – AFP

AFPBaghdad — Iraqi forces ended a hostage-taking at a Baghdad government building killing four militants on Thursday, as nationwide violence took January’s death toll past 900 with elections looming. The…

Iraq troops free hostages at Baghdad building – BBC News

BBC NewsIraqi security forces have freed all the hostages taken by gunmen at a building in Baghdad next the ministry of human rights, officials say. Three of the eight attackers…

2014 State of the Union Address Full Speech Text

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice…

Clashes Uproot 140000 People In Central Iraq: UN Agency – Bernama

BernamaUNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (Bernama) — The United Nations refugee agency said Friday over 65,000 people have fled Fallujah and Ramadi cities in central Iraq’s Anbar province over the past…

Bombings kill 21 people in Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a series of bombings across Baghdad, targeting marketplaces and two court buildings, has killed 21 people. The explosions came as Iraqi forces continue…

Syria Rebels Suspend Talks Involvement on Iranian Invite – Bloomberg

BloombergMurals honoring martyrs of the 1980s Iran-Iraq War sit on buildings in Tehran, Iran…. Read More. Murals honoring martyrs of the 1980s Iran-Iraq War sit on buildings in Tehran, Iran.…

Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaeda – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push al-Qaeda militants from a provincial capital, an assault that killed or wounded…

Iraqi special forces, tribesmen assault militants in Ramadi – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi tribesmen backed by police special forces and helicopter gunships assaulted al Qaeda-linked militants in the eastern and southern outskirts of the city of Ramadi on Sunday,…

Iraq Bombings and Fighting Kill Dozens – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of Anbar Province, killed at least 30 people…

Top US general disappointed with situation in Iraq – Xinhua

XinhuaWASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has expressed his disappointment with situation in Iraq after U.S. troops pulled out in 2011, U.S.…

Iraq Violence Kills 14 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaViolence in Iraq has left at least 14 people dead and 50 others wounded. Authorities say four car bombings and mortar fire shook the capital, Baghdad, Saturday. There…

Pentagon sending weapons to Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help Baghdad put down a resurgent al-Qaeda that is battling government troops in cities that U.S.…

8 family members among 14 shot dead in Baghdad – CNN

CNNBaghdad (CNN) — The bodies of 14 men shot dead and with some signs of torture were found in an area north of Baghdad on Thursday, police said. The men…

Bodies of 14 kidnapped Sunni tribesmen found in Iraq – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – The bodies of 14 Sunni Muslim tribesmen were found in date palm groves north of Baghdad on Thursday, a day after they were kidnapped by uniformed men…

Iraq Bombings Kill 41 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn Iraqi police officer stands guard at the site of a car bomb in central Baghdad on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. BAGHDAD—A wave of bombings across Iraq striking…

Bombings kill 12 people around Iraqi capital – Businessweek

BusinessweekBAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say a series of bombings around the capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 12 people. Police say the deadliest in Wednesday’s bombings took place…

Car bombing kills 9 civilians in Iraqi capital – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb at a bustling bus station in central Baghdad has killed at least nine civilians and wounded 16. A police officer…

Almost 500 reported killed in Syria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes among different rebel factions in northern Syria have killed nearly 500 people and may determine the future of al-Qaeda-linked regiments fighting in the country. The…

Bombing kills 12 at Iraq army recruiting center – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military recruiting center in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 12 people — an attack that was likely…

Obama’s Foreign Policy Successes Imperiled by Iraq Violence – Bloomberg

BloombergPresident Barack Obama, whose top foreign policy achievements include killing Osama bin Laden and ending the war in Iraq, now faces the prospect of a safe haven for anti-Western extremists…

Troops battle al-Qaida fighters near Baghdad – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIraq’s government urged Fallujah residents to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city. The seizure of Fallujah and nearby Ramadi mark the most direct…

Veterans feel sting of Ramadi and Fallujah losses – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFor David Bellavia, seeing the images of al-Qaeda flags flying over buildings in Fallujah and Ramadi in recent days has been devastating. “That ground, to me it’s hallowed,” said…

Iraq violence: PM urges Fallujah to oust militants – BBC News

BBC NewsIraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has urged residents of the embattled city of Fallujah to force out insurgents linked to al-Qaeda who have taken control there. Mr Maliki said…

Iran ready to help Iraq fight al-qaida – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostIran is prepared to assist Iraq in fighting al-quida, Press TV reported on Sunday night. Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s armed forces brigade General Mohammad Hejazi says that…

Iraq conflict: US backs Iraq but will not send troops – Kerry – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US secretary of state has said the US will help Iraq fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, but that it is not planning to send troops back to the country. John…

Iraqis Make Gains Against Militants in Key City – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and their tribal allies made gains in heavy fighting on Sunday in Ramadi, reclaiming parts of the city from Sunni militants aligned with…

Iraqi tribes taking lead in fight to evict al-Qaeda – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Iraqi army is letting local police and tribes lead the fight against al-Qaeda in Fallujah and Ramadi, a strategy that reflects concerns that a large influx of government…

Kerry vows support for Iraq government in Fallujah, but won’t send US troops – Fox News

Fox NewsIn his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq’s…

Bombings kill 20 in Baghdad as Iraq violence surges – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — A new wave of bombings hit Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people Sunday, officials said, the latest assault by militants who have been fighting…

11 killed in series of bomb attacks in Iraqi capital – Xinhua

XinhuaBAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — At least 11 people were killed and 45 others wounded in a series of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday, a…

Kerry: We’ll help Iraq but won’t send in troops – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will help Iraq in its battle against al Qaeda-linked fighters in western Iraq, but stressed it won’t send…

Kerry: US will support Iraq, but without troops – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that America would support Iraq in its fight against al-Qaeda-linked militants who have overrun two cities in the…