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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 […]


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 […]


Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida breakaway group, on Monday and Tuesday took over much of Mosul in Iraq and then swept into the city of Tikrit further south. An estimated half a million residents fled Mosul, the economically important city. (AP Photo)

What is going on in Iraq and why?

(AP) – An al-Qaida breakaway group, apparently backed by other Sunni groups and fighters, has seized a large section of northern Iraq after previously taking much of northeastern Syria with an eye toward establishing an […]


President Barack Obama shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott following the conclusion of their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The two leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Australia's leadership in the G-20 this year, and the future of Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Iraq will need additional US assistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday Iraq will need more help from the United States as it seeks to push back a violent Islamic insurgency that has captured two key cities and is […]


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 […]



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