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  • Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

    Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:21 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:21:16 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 06:13:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2016 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gives a speech to his followers before entering the highly fortified Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, the influential maverick Shiite cleric who...(AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2016 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gives a speech to his followers before entering the highly fortified Green Zone, in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Sadr, the influential maverick Shiite cleric who...
    Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.
    Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.
  • Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

    Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:41:38 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:05:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). In this April 26, 2018 photo, Moumena Saradar, left, originally from Syria, guides visitors through the Middle East gallery at Penn Museum, in Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropol...(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). In this April 26, 2018 photo, Moumena Saradar, left, originally from Syria, guides visitors through the Middle East gallery at Penn Museum, in Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropol...
    Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at a museum in Philadelphia.
    Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at a museum in Philadelphia.
  • Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

    Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-05-20 13:21:24 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:43:19 GMT
    (Iraqi Government via AP). In this photo provided by the Iraqi government, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, right, and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hold a press conference in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, early Sunday, May 20...(Iraqi Government via AP). In this photo provided by the Iraqi government, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, right, and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hold a press conference in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, early Sunday, May 20...
    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.".
    Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.".
  • Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

    Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:33:23 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-05-19 14:34:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - in this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s electoral commission says a political coalition le...(AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File). FILE - in this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s electoral commission says a political coalition le...
    Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results.
    Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results.
  • Honors for Iraq vet, K-9 portrayed in film 'Megan Leavey'

    Honors for Iraq vet, K-9 portrayed in film 'Megan Leavey'

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-05-15 04:24:10 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-05-15 17:49:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In a May 13, 2012 file photo, former Marine Cpl. and Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex participate in a ceremony before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners ...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In a May 13, 2012 file photo, former Marine Cpl. and Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex participate in a ceremony before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners ...
    A US Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War are being inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.
    A US Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War are being inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.
  • Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr

    Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr

    Monday, May 14 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-05-14 05:55:47 GMT
    Tuesday, May 15 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-05-15 17:09:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the posters, celebrate in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, May 14, 2018. Iraq's electoral commission announces influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is the cur...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen in the posters, celebrate in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, May 14, 2018. Iraq's electoral commission announces influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is the cur...
    The coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has taken an early lead in Iraq's national elections in partial returns announced by the Iraqi electoral commission.
    The coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has taken an early lead in Iraq's national elections in partial returns announced by the Iraqi electoral commission.
  • Shiite cleric Sadr leads in Iraq's initial election results

    Shiite cleric Sadr leads in Iraq's initial election results

    Sunday, May 13 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018-05-13 05:43:13 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-05-14 05:56:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq,  Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...(AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...
    Iraq's election commission says the results of the first national vote since declaring victory over the Islamic State group are expected within two days.
    Iraq's election commission says the results of the first national vote since declaring victory over the Islamic State group are expected within two days.
  • The Latest: Iraqi cleric al-Sadr leads in early vote results

    The Latest: Iraqi cleric al-Sadr leads in early vote results

    Sunday, May 13 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-05-13 22:13:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 13 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-13 23:16:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq,  Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...(AP Photo/Bram Janssen). Displaced men from Mosul wait in a queue before casting their ballot in the parliamentary elections at a polling site in a camp for displaced people in Baharka, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturda...
    Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the current front-runner in national elections with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces.
    Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the current front-runner in national elections with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces.
  • The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pct

    The Latest: Iraq's election commissioner says turnout 44 pct

    Saturday, May 12 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-05-12 16:52:25 GMT
    Saturday, May 12 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-05-13 01:35:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the country's parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since ...(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the country's parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since ...
    Polls have closed across Iraq in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.
    Polls have closed across Iraq in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group.
  • ISIS claims attack on Egyptian Navy ship

    ISIS claims attack on Egyptian Navy ship

    Thursday, July 16 2015 11:45 PM EDT2015-07-17 03:45:35 GMT
    Thursday, July 16 2015 11:54 PM EDT2015-07-17 03:54:56 GMT
    An ISIS-affiliated group in the Sinai claimed it targeted the ship using a "guided missile" and released several photos of the alleged attack.  
    An ISIS-affiliated group in the Sinai claimed it targeted the ship using a "guided missile" and released several photos of the alleged attack.  
  • Nimble ISIS can be defeated, Obama says

    Nimble ISIS can be defeated, Obama says

    Monday, July 6 2015 10:02 PM EDT2015-07-07 02:02:07 GMT
    Monday, July 6 2015 10:12 PM EDT2015-07-07 02:12:52 GMT
    Obama says beating ISIS is a long-term effort, but can be accomplished.   
    Obama says beating ISIS is a long-term effort, but can be accomplished.   
  • Iraqis slowly close in on huge ISIS-held refinery

    Iraqis slowly close in on huge ISIS-held refinery

    Thursday, May 28 2015 1:53 AM EDT2015-05-28 05:53:41 GMT
    Thursday, May 28 2015 6:34 AM EDT2015-05-28 10:34:10 GMT
    The Iraqis are being extra careful to ensure the huge oil refinery isn't destroyed in the fight to save it. 
    The Iraqis are being extra careful to ensure the huge oil refinery isn't destroyed in the fight to save it. 
  • Australian teen may have carried out suicide bombing for ISIS

    Australian teen may have carried out suicide bombing for ISIS

    Thursday, March 12 2015 4:03 PM EDT2015-03-12 20:03:14 GMT
    Thursday, March 12 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-03-12 21:54:08 GMT

     Australian teenager, Jake Bilardi left home to fight for ISIS and has now reportedly died carrying out a suicide bombing in Iraq.

     Australian teenager, Jake Bilardi left home to fight for ISIS and has now reportedly died carrying out a suicide bombing in Iraq.

  • ISIS, Kurds in gunbattles over critical Kirkuk

    ISIS, Kurds in gunbattles over critical Kirkuk

    Saturday, January 31 2015 4:28 AM EST2015-01-31 09:28:39 GMT
    Saturday, January 31 2015 4:48 AM EST2015-01-31 09:48:23 GMT

    Kurds and allied Iraqi forces are locked in battles with ISIS fighters for crucial cities and oil fields.

    Kurds and allied Iraqi forces are locked in battles with ISIS fighters for crucial cities and oil fields.

  • Pope visits Turkey on doorstep of Middle East chaos

    Pope visits Turkey on doorstep of Middle East chaos

    Friday, November 28 2014 12:12 AM EST2014-11-28 05:12:10 GMT
    Friday, November 28 2014 12:41 AM EST2014-11-28 05:41:05 GMT
    Christians and Muslims alike have fled war and terror into Turkey where Pope Francis will visit.  
    Christians and Muslims alike have fled war and terror into Turkey where Pope Francis will visit.  
  • Kerry says US strategy to fight ISIS working

    Kerry says US strategy to fight ISIS working

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 2:33 AM EST2014-11-18 07:33:51 GMT
    Tuesday, November 18 2014 2:35 AM EST2014-11-18 07:35:02 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry outlined what he says is America's successful strategy to beat ISIS. 
    Secretary of State John Kerry outlined what he says is America's successful strategy to beat ISIS. 
  • Beheading leads to more talk of ground troops in Iraq

    Beheading leads to more talk of ground troops in Iraq

    Monday, November 17 2014 3:02 AM EST2014-11-17 08:02:34 GMT
    Monday, November 17 2014 3:12 AM EST2014-11-17 08:12:02 GMT
    ISIS video on beheading differed from earlier execution releases. 
    ISIS video on beheading differed from earlier execution releases. 
  • More fighters arriving in Kobani to battle ISIS terrorists

    More fighters arriving in Kobani to battle ISIS terrorists

    Thursday, October 30 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-10-30 05:31:58 GMT
    Thursday, October 30 2014 2:08 AM EDT2014-10-30 06:08:28 GMT

    Syrian Kurds in Kobani are getting weapons and fresh fighters in their battle with ISIS.  

    Syrian Kurds in Kobani are getting weapons and fresh fighters in their battle with ISIS.  

  • Yazidis who escaped ISIS trickle back into Iraq

    Yazidis who escaped ISIS trickle back into Iraq

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:29:27 GMT
    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:34:23 GMT

    Yazidis cross river from Mount Sinjar, Iraq to Syria and back into Iraq. 

    Yazidis cross river from Mount Sinjar, Iraq to Syria and back into Iraq. 

  • Iraqi ambassador offers chilling view of terrorists

    Iraqi ambassador offers chilling view of terrorists

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:11:03 GMT
    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:14:13 GMT
    The militant Sunni ISIS terrorist group will not coexist with anyone who disagrees with them, Iraq's ambassador to the U.S. said. 
    The militant Sunni ISIS terrorist group will not coexist with anyone who disagrees with them, Iraq's ambassador to the U.S. said. 
  • About 500 US troops now in Iraq

    About 500 US troops now in Iraq

    Iraqi forces are preparing to defend Baghdad and are in a fight with ISIS for a critical dam 170 miles from the capital.
    Iraqi forces are preparing to defend Baghdad and are in a fight with ISIS for a critical dam 170 miles from the capital.
  • US, Shia militias face common enemy

    US, Shia militias face common enemy

    Former foes America and Shiite militias are now on the same side against advancing Sunni ISIS militants in Iraq.
    Former foes America and Shiite militias are now on the same side against advancing Sunni ISIS militants in Iraq.
  • No US combat role in Iraq, Obama says

    No US combat role in Iraq, Obama says

    President Obama said American advisers will not be in a combat role in Iraq.
    President Obama said American advisers will not be in a combat role in Iraq.
  • US exploring ways to slow brutal terrorist advance in Iraq

    US exploring ways to slow brutal terrorist advance in Iraq

    President Obama and his national security team are considering options, including working with Iran, to slow a terrorist surge through Iraq.
    President Obama and his national security team are considering options, including working with Iran, to slow a terrorist surge through Iraq.
  • Baghdad vulnerable, former Iraqi leader says

    Baghdad vulnerable, former Iraqi leader says

    A former Iraqi prime minister said the nation's capital of Baghdad is vulnerable to a terrorist takeover.
    A former Iraqi prime minister said the nation's capital of Baghdad is vulnerable to a terrorist takeover.
  • Iraq turmoil could boost gas prices

    Iraq turmoil could boost gas prices

    Prices at the gas pumps may rise in the wake of terrorist gains in Iraq.
    Prices at the gas pumps may rise in the wake of terrorist gains in Iraq.
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