MPs Expelled After Early Session, Leading to Disputed Vote
When Russian air strikes kill civilians in Syria, it is big news in US newspapers, but there is near-total silence when US bombs kill civilians in Iraq or Syria
Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr back on the streets to demonstrate against Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and corruption.
President Obama's announcement today that he would quintuple US troops in Syria has passed without any interest from Congress -- just like his recent announcement of more trips to Iraq.
With the dispatch of 200 more troop to Iraq, bringing the total to some 4,000, the buildup to the Third Mideast War is approaching its climax.
The great, long-awaited counterattack against ISIS has finally begun. The offensive that spans Syria and western Iraq is targeting the ISIS-held cities of Raqqa and Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.
Back in 2014 Obama promised that as part of the US war against ISIS, there would be "no ground troops in Iraq."
Could you imagine being kidnapped, being auctioned off like a piece of meat, and being endlessly gang-raped every day by some of the most evil men on the entire planet for months on end?
Rout of Iraqi Troops Another Morale Boost for ISIS
Says Smaller Outposts May Provide Artillery Support
Increasingly Unpopular Abadi Facing Growing Calls to Resign
Says Decision Needs to Come Within Weeks
Even as Pentagon officials have sought to emphasize their claims of ISIS being "on the run," ever more US ground troops are being deployed into Iraq to try to cope with ISIS offensives, with the battle of Makhmur leading to the introduction of US
The lead-up to war in 2003 was filled with spin and misinformation. But today, we aren't even having the semblance of a debate about military intervention
Fighting Centers on Key Town of Makhmur
RT reports, Iran-backed Shiite militia forces in Iraq have strongly opposed new US troops deployed in the country. The militias warned that if Washington does not withdraw its forces "immediately," they will deal with them "as forces of occupat
A previously secret US military firebase in northwestern Iraq, which Pentagon officials claim was to be unveiled later this week, has been attacked for the second time in three days by ISIS, with a group of ISIS militants firing small arms at the bas
Weekend Death of Marine Fuels Escalation
For the third week, Iraqis gather in Baghdad's streets to protest corruption and call for an independent cabinet.