Content Tagged 'iraq'

UN outlines crimes against humanity in Iraq
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says Islamic State fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity.
Iraqi, Kurdish forces reclaim Mosul Dam
Iraq's army spokesman says security forces and Kurdish fighters have taken back the strategic Mosul Dam, the country's largest, from Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago.
Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees
The White House says President Barack Obama will make a decision within days about whether to send the U.S. military to rescue Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain.
Pope appeals to UN to end tragedy in Iraq
Pope Francis has written to the U.N. secretary-general appealing for "action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway" against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.
Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time
Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.
Iraqi military helicopter crashes delivering aid
A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman.
Iraq: Maliki tells army to keep out of politics
Iraq's prime minister has ordered the security forces not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister.
Vatican to Muslim leaders: Condemn Iraq barbarity
The Vatican is urging Muslim leaders to denounce the "barbarity" of the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line.
UN proposal would punish Iraq and Syria militants
Britain has proposed a U.N. resolution aimed at punishing recruitment and financing of fighters for the Islamic State militant group now controlling a swath of Syria and Iraq and all other terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida.
Sunni militants target Iraq's two biggest dams
The militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq are now battling ferociously to capture one of the country's vital resources, water.
Secretary of Navy Weighs in on Iraqi Conflict
As tensions grow in Iraq, the U.S. is taking action. Video Video
Wounded War Veteran Asks for Public's Help
War veteran, Sean Baptiste, moved to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina to help rebuild homes that were destroyed. Now he's asking for help in return. Video Video
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