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    1. Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

      Associated Press via Yahoo News3 days ago

      Three weeks after Iraq's Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Kirkuk has found itself ...

    2. The growing military confrontation between Kurdish and Iraqi forces around Kirkuk has been a long time coming -- since 2004, in fact, when Iraq’s Transitional Administrative Law, its ...

    3. Jaysh al-Mahdi is led by Muqtada al-Sadr, a... cleric known for his fiery anti-American sermons and brutal attacks on Americans serving in Iraq after the fall of Saddam. As alleged ...

    4. Once the owner -- or captor -- of a swath of land in Syria and Iraq, the militant group has lost control of its two key cities -- and at least half of the original territory it ...

    5. No Iranian, whether religious or atheist, pro-regime or anti-regime, nationalist or revolutionary, can stomach the body of water separating Iran from its southern Arabic ...

    6. It captured Mosul in June 2014, butchered thousands of people and prompted an exodus from Iraq's second largest city. A year ago, Iraqi forces launched a military campaign to oust the ...

    7. As the United Nations chief weapons inspector for Iraq, Blix was in the eye of that storm. George W Bush and Tony Blair had to maintain that Baghdad possessed a secret arsenal...

    8. As President Trump withdraws certification of the nuclear agreement with Iran, commentators across the world struggled for words to adequately convey their outrage and contempt. A favourite ...

    9. Netanyahu enthusiastically applauded Trump’s speech, asserting...today had he not testified to Congress in 2002 that there was “no question whatsoever” that Saddam Hussein was developing ...

    10. Najmaldin Karim, the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Province, will not be returning to the city that elected him in 2011 and 2014. Karim's blunt assessment calls into question a few things the Iraqi ...

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