Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Aug 17, 2014

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area. A Yazidi ...

Aug 17, 2014

U.S. conducts airstrikes in Iraq near Irbil and Mosul dam

Washington REUTERS The United States on Saturday conducted airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Irbil and the Mosul dam, the U.S. Central Command said. The dam, Iraq’s biggest, fell under control of Islamic State militants earlier this month. ...

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 ...