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Struggle for Iraq: Gunfight to keep militants at bay in Jalula

The turmoil in Iraq has moved closer to the capital, Baghdad, with government forces locked in a brutal battle with Islamist militants 60km (35 miles) from the city.<p>The militants led by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), and other Sunni groups around the city of Baquba, have been held …

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In Defense Of Piper Chapman

Like lots of you, I was psyched for the release of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> season two this month. So thrilled that, against my better judgment, I …

Christiane Amanpour: This Might Be 'The End of Iraq as We Know It' | The Takeaway | WNYC

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international …

Four Found Dead in Baghdad as ISIS Moves Closer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Police found the bodies of four Sunni men on the streets of Baghdad last night, an indication that …

Iraq crisis: Barack Obama sends in US troops as Isis insurgency worsens

The Obama adminstration has ordered the urgent deployment of several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq, after the rampant insurgency in the country forced the first talks between the US and Iran over a common security interest in more than a decade.<p>Barack Obama discussed the crisis with …

Top Iraq Officers Booted After Fall of Mosul to Sunni Militants

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday fired four of his top security officers for abandoning their "professional and military duty," a week after the fall of Mosul to Sunni militants, according to a government statement read on state television.<p>The officers include Lt. Gen. Abdul …

Seven new Ebola deaths reported in Liberia

Seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the first deaths reported in the Liberian capital since the outbreak began, a health official said on Tuesday.<p>Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah told AP news agency the latest deaths brought to 16 the number of people …