India says 40 construction workers abducted in Iraq

Jun 18, 2014

India says 40 construction workers abducted in Iraq

Forty Indian construction workers have been abducted in violence-hit northern Iraq but no demands for ransom have been made, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The group had been working for a construction company in the Mosul area, which has been overrun by militants ...

| Jun 18, 2014

U.S. spooks work to fill Mideast intel gaps

The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the al-Qaida-inspired militant group that has seized parts of Iraq and threatens Baghdad’s government. The lack of clear ...

Iraqi Army struggles to recover after rout

Jun 18, 2014

Iraqi Army struggles to recover after rout

The Iraqi soldiers tell of how they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under the onslaught of the Islamic militants. Their commanders disappeared. Pleas for more ammunition went unanswered. Troops ran from post to post only to find them already taken ...

Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

Jun 18, 2014

Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim ...

No going back for Iraq after ISIS offensive, Kurdistan PM says

Jun 17, 2014

No going back for Iraq after ISIS offensive, Kurdistan PM says

It will be “almost impossible” for Iraq to return to how it was before the sweeping gains by jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), the prime minister of the Kurdistan region warned on Tuesday. Nechirvan Barzani told the ...

Jun 17, 2014

Sectarian monster reawakens

by Ramzy Baroud

The systematic political marginalization of Iraq's Sunni communities demands the establishment of a new political and social contract to re-order the mess created by the U.S. invasion and Iran's intervention.