Melissa Maldonado

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UN calls Iraq reports almost certain war crimes

GENEVA (AP) — Evidence shows that the Islamic militants who massacred scores of captured Iraqi soldiers "almost certainly" committed war crimes, U.N. …

Iran's general in Iraq, militants seize key city

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military …

UK outlaws Isis, the militant group behind Iraqi attacks

<b>The Islamist militant group that has seized control of parts of Iraq has been outlawed in the UK.</b><p>The Home Office said it would be a criminal offence to associate with or give financial backing to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).<p>The UK has ruled out a role in any possible military …

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Pentagon Sends Another Ship Into Persian Gulf Amid Iraq Turmoil

The Pentagon is sending another ship to the Persian Gulf to give President Barack Obama "additional options to protect American citizens and interests in Iraq," an official said Monday.<p>The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde — which carries Osprey combat helicopters — will join other U.S. …

Iraq conflict: Militants 'seize' city of Tal Afar

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1085000/1085115_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534657049_b8a926fd3d2203017ae10dff5f8a5def<p><b>Sunni militants have seized the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, officials and residents say.</b><p>Militants led by ISIS - the Islamic State in Iraq and the …

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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 …

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Iraq crisis: Britain and the US to hold direct talks with Iran

William Hague has discussed Iraq with Iran's foreign minister, and US and Iranian officials will talk in Vienna<p>Britain and the US are to enter direct talks with Iran over how to stabilise the situation in <b>Iraq</b> as the country heads towards a de facto partition between Sunnis, Shia and Kurds.<p>William …

Why ISIS' Social Media Campaign is 'Even More Brutal' Than Most

Terrorist groups now routinely use social media as a way to trumpet their atrocities -- but experts say the insurgent group sweeping Iraq is posting bloody images and videos in a manner that's extreme even for the most brutal militants.<p>The most recent horror came this weekend, when the Islamic …

Iraq crisis: UN condemns 'war crimes' as another town falls to Isis

Human rights commissioner Navi Pillay voices shock at executions carried out by militants as Isis takes Tal Afar, once a symbol of US military success<p>Cold blooded "executions" said to have been carried out by militants in northern Iraq almost certainly amount to war crimes, the United Nations said …

The Secret Life of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The biggest threat to Middle East security is as much a mystery as a menace — a 42-year-old Iraqi who went from a U.S. detention camp to the top of the jihadist universe with a whisper of a backstory and a $10 million bounty on his head.<p>He's known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the ruthless …

U.S. considers air strikes on Iraq, holds talks with Iran

MOSUL Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama considered options for military action to support Iraq’s besieged government on Monday, and U.S. and Iranian officials held talks to stabilize the region, which has been roiled by the advance of Sunni rebels toward Baghdad.<p>Obama, who was …

Iraq conflict: US deploys 275 'military personnel'

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