5 huge global problems Obama ignored in his State of the Union address
President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address had a few glaring omissions, among them the growing violence in Iraq and the NSA spying scandal.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
21 killed in wave of Baghdad attacks
The bombings are part of a nationwide surge in violence that has already killed more than 600 this month.
Military investigating photos of 'Marines burning bodies'
The celebrity gossip website TMZ published graphic photos that it claims show Marines 'rifling through the pocket of the pants on a corpse,' and posing next to a skull.
Bomb attacks kill 59 in Iraq, as government loses more ground to militants
Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki warned the militants would create "evil statelets," and said the battle against them would be long.
Inside the Syrian refugee camps, a silent epidemic
The residents of Domiz escaped a civil war and economic collapse. Now they're confronting problems that are harder to talk about: the problems on the inside.
Syria government takes advantage as rebels battle jihadists near Aleppo
Syrian troops seize rebel-held town north of Aleppo and push toward the second city, taking advantage of fighting between rebels and jihadists.
Assault on Iraqi city of Fallujah on hold as masked gunmen retain control
A deadly standoff between Iraqi authorities and gunmen holding key territory in Fallujah and Ramadi entered its second week on Friday.
Ghosts of battles past haunt Iraq
Analysis: Iraq today is witnessing the worst violence since the disastrous years of 2006 and 2007, when the country was on the verge of all-out sectarian war.
Maliki faces a major crisis before elections as a suicide bomb hits Baghdad
The Iraqi city of Fallujah was calmer, but a suicide bomber killed at least 23 police recruits in Baghdad on Thursday.
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms
Iraqi prime minister says victory certain as Fallujah assault looms
The campaign by al Qaeda gunmen to form a radical Islamic state in parts of Iraq and Syria has rung alarm bells in Western capitals.
Iraq delays assault on Fallujah as 29 are killed in Ramadi
Parts of Ramadi — the capital of Anbar province, west of Baghdad — and all of Fallujah have been outside government control since last week.
Iraqi PM urges residents to expel Al Qaeda from Fallujah
Iraqi government forces battling an Al Qaeda offensive near the Syrian border launched an air strike on Ramadi city on Sunday killing 25 Islamist militants.
Iraq readying 'major attack' to retake Fallujah
Washington said it would help Baghdad in its battle against Al-Qaeda-linked militants but that there would be no return of US troops.
Many residents of Fallujah flee, fearing major battle
Meanwhile in Ramadi, security forces reportedly killed 55 Al Qaeda-linked militants on Saturday.
As Iraq spirals, the Kurds take advantage
Violence in Iraq has reached new heights. And the semi-autonomous Kurdish north could be set to capitalize on all the instability.
Al Qaeda raises its flag over Fallujah as clashes continue in Iraq
Militants linked to Al Qaeda made gains in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, while Sunni tribesman joined forces with Iraqi forces to fight them.
Clashes in Fallujah, Ramadi, as suicide bombs hit northeastern Iraq
Iraqi special forces fought Al Qaeda-linked group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Fallujah.
At least 13 dead after Iraqi police tear down Sunni Muslim protest camp
The camp was erected a year ago in Ramadi by Sunni protesters who wanted to draw attention to marginalization of their sect.
Iraq troops arrest leading Sunni MP in deadly raid
Iraqi troops arrested on Saturday leading Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani in a raid on his home in the western city of Ramadi, killing his brother and five guards.
The 12 (rocky) months of US foreign policy
Analysis: For the holiday season, a look at the foreign adventures this year that have brought joy and heartbreak to America and its, ahem, allies.
US sends Iraq Hellfire missiles, surveillance drones: NY Times
The New York Times reported that the United States has sent Iraq 75 Hellfire missiles and 10 ScanEagle reconnaissance drones.
Things look a lot better in Iraqi Kurdistan than they do in federal Iraq
But the Kurdistan Regional Government's hold on stability is complicated by campaigns for Kurdish rights next door in Syria.
Iraq: Senior military commander killed along with more than a dozen others
The assault on the hideout killed five senior Iraqi officers, including Mohammed al-Karoui, the commander of the army's 7th Division.
Multiple attacks on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq kill 36 people
Suicide bombers attacked three separate groups of Shia pilgrims traveling to Karbala.
2014: A year of electoral fireworks
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Car bombs target Shia pilgrims as Iraq unrest kills 66
Violence in Iraq has reached a level not seen since 2008, when the country was emerging from a period of brutal sectarian killings.
Eighteen pipeline workers shot outside of Baghdad
Fifteen Iranian and three Iraqi pipeline workers were murdered by gunmen Friday near the city of Baquba in Iraq.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
Iraq: Dozens killed in multiple bombings in Shia neighborhoods
There has been no claim of responsibility but a wave of attacks this year by Sunni insurgents has claimed thousands of lives.