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Iran Supreme Leader's Twitter Account Warns Of 'War In Muslim World'

Shi'ite Iran has been alarmed by rapid territorial gains made in Iraq by the militants of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL), which seeks a caliphate ruled on medieval Sunni Muslim precepts in Iraq and Syria.<p>ISIL's advances pose a threat to the survival of Shi'ite-majority Iraq as a …

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Hillary Clinton Pushed Obama to Keep Troops in Iraq

When the Obama administration was looking to pull American troops from Iraq, the then-secretary of state was a force pushing for troops to stay. Did …

Obama to Meet With Congress' 'Big Four' on Iraq

President Barack Obama is set to brief Congress' "Big Four" on Wednesday about U.S. reaction to the Iraq crisis and other pressing foreign policy issues.<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will meet at …

Social media battle augments Iraq bloodshed

It's a truth of warfare in the digital era: Bullets and bombs often are augmented by status updates and tweets.<p>The bloody conflict taking place in Iraq is no different. And Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, a terror group so extreme that al Qaeda has denounced it, is taking the lead with a …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Iraq crisis: ISIS advances on Baquba as U.S. moves firepower to region

As Islamic militants continue their murderous advance across Iraq, they have a new target in their sights: the city of Baquba, less than 40 miles north of Baghdad.<p>Gunbattles erupted in the city, only a 45-minute drive from the capital, on Tuesday as fighters and Iraqi government forces …

White House: US not ready to make decision on military action in Iraq

The White House indicated on Tuesday that it may be some days away from a decision on any US military intervention in Iraq, as senior Democrats expressed growing caution about the risks of being sucked back in to conflict in the country.<p>Amid signs that Barack Obama is treading warily over calls for …

ISIS Militants Seize Iraq's Strategic Town of Tal Afar

BAGHDAD -- Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country's north.<p>The town of Tal Afar, with a population of some …

Hill leaders, Obama to meet on Iraq

Senate and House leaders will meet privately with President Barack Obama on Wednesday to discuss the growing sectarian conflict in in Iraq.<p>House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

How We’re Inadvertently Helping ISIS

You might have seen the pic­ture: on the left, a row of stand­ing men, mostly masked, aim­ing rifles; on the right, a line of men ly­ing face-down …