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Iraq conflict: US in new air strikes on militants

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HONY Photographer Travels To Iraq, Captures Kids' Innocence Amid Turbulence

One photographer's global travels recently captured a glimmer of hope within an otherwise bleak landscape in Iraq.<p>Brandon Stanton, known for his successful blog and best-selling book, "Humans of New York," partnered with the United Nations to venture on a 50-day tour of 10 countries and expand his …

Meet the female colonel leading Kurdish forces into battle against ISIS

Since the start of the surprise offensive by the Islamic militants of ISIS in June, Iraq's Kurds have scrambled to defend a 650-mile long border.<p>At the southern tip of that extended front, just 80 miles away from Baghdad, is the town of Jalula. That's where Colonel Nahida Ahmed Rashid is heading on …

Obama sees no quick fix in Iraq

U.S. warplanes and drones stepped up attacks against Islamist militants in northern Iraq on Saturday, as President Obama warned that the effort to help Iraqi forces deny a safe haven to “barbaric terrorists” and help rescue thousands of trapped religious refugees wouldn’t be a short-term …

McCain: U.S. military mission in Iraq 'ineffective'

Sen. John McCain said on Sunday the U.S. military mission in Iraq isn't an effective strategy and doesn't go far enough.<p>The Arizona Republican, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that the airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Partisan divide on Iraq actions

Ongoing U.S. airstrikes in Iraq dominated the discussion on the Sunday talk shows, illustrating sharp distinctions between Democrats and Republicans on how President Barack Obama has handled the ongoing crisis.<p>The U.S. conducted its fourth round of airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

UK plane drops first aid in Iraq

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Obama warns of long campaign as Iraq strikes continue against Isis

Barack Obama has committed the US to long-term involvement in Iraq, warning that the rapidly evolving crisis in the north would not be solved quickly.<p>US aircraft have targeted armoured vehicles and militant positions in a second day of strikes against Islamic State forces. A mix of US fighters and …

Iraq crisis: Troops swell in Baghdad amid ISIS threat, humanitarian nightmare

A crisis so dire that families are fleeing to Syria. A militant threat so strong that U.S. forces are striking from the sky. And political strife so tense that it could derail hopes for government stability.<p>As Iraq's political and humanitarian crises escalate at the same time, foreign countries are …