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Iraq

Islamic bogeyman in Syria strikes fear in Washington
High-ranking US officials, while offering little in way of evidence to support their claims, are sounding the alarm on the possibility of foreigners in Syria initiating an attack on the US, sparking fears over airport security.

30.06.2014 12:36

'Turks kidnapped by ISIS come from one of the biggest mistakes of the Turkish govt’
Turkey cannot do anything to save its kidnapped people, so the Kurdish Peshmerga came into the picture and the Iraqi Kurdish leader is now the protector of the Turcomans rather than the state, Professor of International Relations Hussein Bagchi told RT.

30.06.2014 09:57

Blackwater Iraqi chief threatened to kill US govt. inspector - newspaper
A senior official of the notorious private security company Blackwater allegedly threatened to kill a government investigator probing the firm’s Iraqi operation. The US embassy sided with him and forced the inspector to cut the visit short.

30.06.2014 08:01

Israeli PM Netanyahu endorses Kurdish independence citing chaos in Iraq
Citing the “collapse” of Iraq amid the ISIS insurgency and sectarian violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed the de-facto independence of Iraqi Kurds. Netanyahu has also called to support the “Kurdish aspiration for independence.”

29.06.2014 17:38

ISIS crucify eight anti-Assad fighters in Syria – watchdog
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) fighters have publically executed and crucified eight rebels who were fighting both Assad and jihadists, according to a monitoring group using information from local sources.

29.06.2014 14:41

Target ISIS: First batch of Russian fighter jets arrives in Iraq
The first delivery of Russian Sukhoi fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS.

28.06.2014 23:24

​Iraqi troops push back ISIS militants in Tikrit as PM under pressure to quit
Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants, while party leaders pursued talks to end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s rule, which is seen as highly divisive.

28.06.2014 20:35

10,000 people flee Iraqi Christian town amid fighting
As many as 10,000 people – many of them women and children – fled the Christian majority town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq after it was attacked with mortar rounds on Friday, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

27.06.2014 21:58

US flying armed drones over Baghdad – official
The US military is flying “a few” armed drones over Iraq’s capital in order to defend diplomats and American troops serving there, a senior US official has confirmed.

27.06.2014 19:22

‘ISIS commits mass murder, advertises it’: Iraq executions detailed
Satellite imagery and photographs confirm that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have staged mass executions in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, which amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes, according to Human Rights Watch.

27.06.2014 14:28

Iraq: The things warmongers said
Iraq is in turmoil - with ISIS controlling large areas of the country - but the truth is that it's been in turmoil since the illegal 2003 invasion.

27.06.2014 11:26

‘With Maliki staying in govt, the splitting up of Iraq is inevitable’
Unless something miraculous happens in the parliament in Baghdad, and they choose a different Prime Minister, which probably may not happen, it is very likely that Iraq will split up, former security policy analyst at the Pentagon Michael Maloof told RT.

27.06.2014 10:12

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