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ISIS Militants Besiege Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

BAGHDAD — Islamist militants laid siege to Iraq's largest oil refinery Wednesday, threatening a facility key to the country's domestic supplies as part of their ongoing lightning offensive, a top security official said.<p>The attack comes as militants have seized wide swaths of territory in Iraq — and …

Iraq conflict: Forty Indians abducted in Mosul

<b>India has confirmed that 40 of its citizens have been kidnapped in the violence-hit Iraqi city of Mosul.</b><p>The men were construction workers, a ministry of external affairs spokesman said. India had not received any ransom demand, he added.<p>A 24-hour helpline has been set up for the families and a …

Prosecutor in Blackwater trial details killing of 14 Iraqis

A US government prosecutor on Tuesday chronicled for a jury the alleged conduct of four Blackwater security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqis and wounding 18 others in downtown Baghdad nearly seven years ago.<p>In opening statements at the trial of the four guards, assistant US attorney T Patrick …

Iraq's al-Maliki extends overtures to rivals

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces and Sunni militants battled fiercely for control of the nation's largest oil refinery on Wednesday as Prime Minister …