Al-Maliki to bow out, back Iraq's new prime minister

Aug 15, 2014

Al-Maliki to bow out, back Iraq's new prime minister

Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement in the post, Shiite lawmakers told AP on Thursday. If al-Maliki follows through, the move would end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country ...

Aug 14, 2014

U.N. says Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

The United Nations on Wednesday called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been trapped in a desert mountain by the advance of Islamic militants ...

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

Aug 14, 2014

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday. Deputy national security adviser ...

Aug 13, 2014

Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

Iraq’s incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he could go to any lengths to keep power in the face of his increasing ...

Aug 12, 2014

Obama goes back into Iraq

The airstrikes that President Barack Obama has authorized against the Islamic State in northern Iraq are being undertaken to avert genocide. But the only enduring answer to Iraq's problems is political, not military.