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Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment. In 2006, Biden was a senator from Delaware gearing up for a presidential campaign when he proposed that Iraq […]

06/21/2014

Tania Kastobia, a Chaldean Catholic from a village near Mosul, Iraq, sits in her apartment Thursday, June 19, 2014, in El Cajon, Calif.  Many Iraqi immigrants in the United States who risked their lives to escape the country's past wars fear they may never hear from those they left behind. They have been unable to communicate with their families in Iraq where Sunni militants have seized territory. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Iraqi immigrants fear for loved ones back home

  SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sobbing businessman in his 30s called a hotline set up by his fellow Iraqi immigrants, desperate to talk to someone after fearing his father was the man he saw in […]

06/20/2014

Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Emboldened by a call to arms by the top Shiite cleric, Iranian-backed militias have moved quickly to the center of Iraq’s political landscape, spearheading what its Shiite majority sees as a fight for survival against Sunni militants who control of large swaths of territory north of Baghdad. (AP Photo/ Nabil Al-Jurani)

Security beefed up at US embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was bolstered and some staff members were being moved out of Iraq’s capital city as it was threatened by the advance of an al-Qaida inspired […]

06/15/2014

Iraq: Blasts at Sunni mosques in Baghdad kill 21

BAGHDAD (AP) – Bombs exploded outside two Sunni mosques in Baghdad late Saturday, killing at least 21 people leaving prayers and extending a wave of daily violence rippling across Iraq since the start of the […]

07/13/2013

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