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Iran Starts Building $2.5 Billion Power Plant in Iraq

Iran announces start of its largest engineering services project ever, as its influence expands in Iraq even as American influence fades.Ari Yashar, 7/27/2015, 3:38 PM

US Chief of Staff Blames Obama-Clinton Iraq Policy for ISIS

US Army general who spent most years in Iraq condemns 'frustrating' pullout against his advice that led to rise of ISIS.Ari Yashar, 7/22/2015, 9:00 AM

White House Decries ISIS 'Atrocities' After Bombing Kills 90

ISIS bombing on Muslim holiday leaves 16-ft wide crater and 90 dead. White House condemns 'purposeful and vicious' civilian targeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2015, 11:55 PM

Hamas, Saudis to Work Together Against ISIS?

There's no love lost between Hamas and Saudi Arabia, but a common enemy may bring the two together.Yaakov Levi, 7/16/2015, 10:22 AM

US Returns Hundreds of Iraqi Artifacts After Raid on ISIS

ISIS's top financier caught with artifacts raided from Assyrian-era historical sites; they were likely to be sold on the black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2015, 6:56 PM

ISIS Breaks Own Cruelty Record: Blows Up Baby for Demonstration

Arabic media reports say ISIS trainer taught recruits booby-trap methods by blowing up infant child.Hillel Fendel, 7/13/2015, 9:52 PM

21 Killed in String of Baghdad Bombings

A string of bomb explosions, including two suicide attacks, kill at least 21 in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Iraqi capital.Ben Ariel, 7/13/2015, 3:15 AM

ISIS Jihadists Attack Iraqi Forces in Anbar

ISIS fighters attack Iraqi police and soldiers in an area considered a major staging ground for operations to reconquer Anbar.Arutz Sheva North America, 7/11/2015, 12:06 AM

Obama: The Fight Against ISIS Will be Long

President Obama says the coalition battling ISIS would intensify its campaign, but warns there could still be setbacks.Ben Ariel, 7/7/2015, 1:13 AM

How ISIS is Making Sunnis an Offer They Can't Refuse

Experts reveal the tactics of intimidation and promises of protection that ISIS is using to try and tip the power balance in Iraq, Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2015, 2:41 PM

Iraqi Warplane Accidentally Bombs Baghdad; Seven Dead

At least seven dead after plane malfunctions over eastern Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2015, 12:40 PM

Christians Fight Back Against ISIS's Islamic War

After suffering choice of forced conversion, tax to stay Christian or death, Iraqi Christians are taking up arms to fight for their faith.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2015, 3:02 PM

US, Iran-Backed Shi'ite Forces Not Cooperating

Pentagon reveals Shi'ite fighters at Iraqi base where 450 US troops were sent, but that the two forces not working together to fight ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2015, 10:45 AM

Australian Jihadists Beheaders Killed in Iraq

Two Australian citizens believed killed fighting for ISIS in Iraqi city of Mosul; one posted pictures of young son holding severed heads.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 9:54 AM

American Airstrike Kills 'Person of Interest' in Benghazi Attack

Pentagon says an ISIS operative involved in the 2012 Benghazi attack was killed in an airstrike in northern Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 3:43 AM

ISIS to Turn Biblical Prophet Jonah's Tomb into a 'Fun Park'

Iraqi minister decries 'crime against heritage' as ISIS contracts to build 'park and fun city' on tomb of ancient Jewish prophet in Mosul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2015, 12:37 PM

One Year On, No Quick Fix to ISIS 'Caliphate'

Islamic State here to stay for foreseeable future, experts say - but how is it enduring US-led air campaign and Kurdish onslaught?Sara Hussein, 6/20/2015, 9:32 PM

Watch: Rice's Damning List of Hillary Clinton's Accomplishments

National Security Adviser praises Democratic candidate for Iraq pullout and TPP - exposing Middle East blindness and trade deal flip-flop.Ari Yashar, 6/19/2015, 8:34 AM

ISIS Foreign Legion Unleashes Quadruple Car Bombing

Four ISIS suicide car bombers, a Kuwaiti, Palestinian Arab, Briton and German, leave at least 11 fighters dead in Toyota convoy of death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2015, 9:05 PM

Iraq's Ex-PM Blames ISIS Success on Mother of All Conspiracies

Instead of admitting attempt to commandeer army and isolate Sunni majority, ex-premier says 'it's a conspiracy to deny conspiracy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2015, 8:46 PM

ISIS Video Celebrates a Year to Its 'Caliphate'

One year later, ISIS recalls capture of Mosul when US-trained Iraqi troops fled in a lavish propaganda film.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 9:29 PM

Obama Sends More Troops to Iraq, But Still No ISIS Strategy

450 more US personnel will join 3,100 military advisers already in Iraq; Republicans slam Obama for 'tactical' moves without strategy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 10:05 AM

Obama Approves 450 More Troops for Iraq

President Obama approves the deployment of 450 more American military trainers to Iraq as fight against ISIS continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 12:15 AM

Report: Yazidis Kill Arab Villagers in Revenge Attack

In response to endless massacres and mass rapes by ISIS and other jihadists, Yazidi militias strike Sunni villages in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2015, 10:59 AM

Pentagon Planning to Deploy More Troops to Iraq

Pentagon spokesman reveals new plans to train more Iraqi forces and Sunni tribal fighters are being finalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2015, 9:46 PM

Iraqi Government HQ Lethally Assaulted by Terrorists

Terrorists launch attack during council meeting, leaving civilians and police dead; attack exactly one year after ISIS launched offensive.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2015, 3:29 PM

Iraqi Forces Advance in ISIS-Controlled Baiji

Iraqi forces advance against ISIS in Baiji as they try to retake the strategic town for a second time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2015, 3:44 AM

'Voice of Saddam's Regime' Dies at 79

Former Iraqi foreign minister Tareq Aziz dies in hospital after years of poor health as a convicted prisoner.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/5/2015, 8:18 PM

Sunni Tribes in Iraq Swear Loyalty to ISIS

Influential tribal sheikhs announce allegiance to ISIS and express enmity to Shi'ite-run government, as sectarian tensions continue to boil.Ari Yashar, 6/4/2015, 4:48 PM

Iraq Forces Repel ISIS Car Bomb Assault

Iraqi security forces use anti-tank missiles to repel suicide bombers driving vehicles packed with explosives, including a bulldozer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2015, 2:10 PM

Fight Against ISIS Could Take 'A Generation or More'

General John Allen notes ISIS is a 'global threat' that has wreaked havoc on the Middle East; fight 'will be a long campaign.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2015, 9:56 PM

More than 10,000 ISIS Jihadis Killed in Airstrikes

US Deputy Secretary of State dismisses criticism of air campaign, insists 'significant progress' has been made in fight against ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2015, 2:39 PM

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Killed in Iraq

Commander Jassem Nouri was fighting ISIS alongside Hezbollah in Ramadi takeover.Tova Dvorin, 6/1/2015, 7:22 PM

Two ISIS Propaganda Filmmakers Killed in Iraq Airstrike

American national believed to be one of dozens of ISIS commanders killed in response to brutal execution of Iraqi soldier.Ari Soffer, 6/1/2015, 1:33 PM

Iraqi PM: We Lost 2,300 Armored Vehicles to ISIS

Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee vehicles when ISIS overran Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reveals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2015, 3:44 AM

Just Like ISIS: Iraqi Shia Militiamen Burn Sunni Man Alive

In gruesome reenactment of ISIS burning of Jordanian pilot, Sunni man accused of belonging to ISIS burned by Iraqi militias.Ari Soffer, 5/31/2015, 5:30 PM

ISIS Claims Blasts at Upscale Baghdad Hotels

ISIS claims responsibility for car bombings at two upscale Baghdad hotels that killed at least nine people.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/29/2015, 9:17 PM

Dual Bombs Blast Baghdad Hotels

Car bombs rip through upscale hotels in center of Iraqi capital, leaving at least 9 dead and dozens others wounded.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2015, 11:32 AM

Blasts in Baghdad Kill at Least 3

Car bombs explode near two of the Iraqi capital's most high-profile hotels, killing at least three people and wounding 13.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2015, 1:45 AM

Iraq Exhumes 500 Bodies from ISIS Massacre in Tikrit

Remains of nearly 500 people, believed to have been executed by ISIS during Speicher massacre in Tikrit, exhumed Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2015, 1:32 PM

When Baghdad Burned: The June 1941 Farhud Massacre

The fusion of Nazism and Arab nationalism in the Middle East spelled unimaginable horror for Iraq's ancient Jewish community.Edwin Black, 5/27/2015, 4:44 PM

Senior Shia Cleric Criticises Sectarian Name of Anti-ISIS Op.

Influential Shi'ite cleric says codename for operation against ISIS in Anbar could paint already-sectarian war...as a sectarian war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2015, 4:20 PM

US Laments Shia Militias' Blatantly Sectarian Name for Iraq Op.

Shia Islamist militias inflame tensions by using Shia slogan for operation to oust ISIS from majority-Sunni Anbar Province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 10:30 PM

Iraq Cutting Off ISIS Ahead of Offensive to Retake Ramadi

Iraqi forces try to tighten noose on capital of largest province which fell to ISIS, full scale assault within days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 7:57 PM

Iraq Blocking Citizens Fleeing ISIS

Aid group says Iraq is forcing people from Anbar province, where Ramadi recently fell to ISIS, to return to the battle zones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 7:05 PM

How Iran's Militias Are Better Than Iraq's Army

Soldiers reveal 'will to fight' isn't Iraqi army's only problems, as lack of supplies and leadership highlight benefits of Shi'ite forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 3:45 PM

Joe Biden Tries to Smooth Iraq Ties After Pentagon Outburst

Vice President attempts to smooth tensions with Baghdad after US Sec of Defense suggests the Iraqis have lost 'will to fight' ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2015, 9:08 PM

Iraq Condemns US Defense Secretary Carter's Criticism

After US defense chief says Iraq lacks will to defeat ISIS, Iraqi leaders and generals note surprise, say he was 'fed wrong information.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2015, 2:10 PM

Sec of Def Ashton Carter: Iraqis Have No 'Will to Fight' ISIS

US Secretary of Defense criticizes Iraqi forces for fleeing Ramadi and leaving the city to ISIS, despite having them 'vastly outnumbered'Matt Wanderman, 5/24/2015, 11:51 PM

Iraqi Deputy PM Berates 'Shameful' Retreat from ISIS

Sunni politician condemns army fleeing from ISIS as it conquered Ramadi, says US airstrikes are 'not enough.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2015, 1:09 PM

ISIS Conquers Last Syrian Border Crossing to Iraq

ISIS continues blitz, seizing last crossing held by Assad's regime forces and solidifying hold after conquering half of Syria.Ari Yashar, 5/22/2015, 9:58 AM

Pentagon to Expedite Shipment of Shoulder Weapons to Iraq

An expedited shipment of 2,000 shoulder-fired weapons from Washington expected to arrive in Iraq next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2015, 4:43 AM

American Airstrike in Syria Killed 2 Children, Military Admits

Officials in the United States military admit that airstrikes against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children last November.Ben Ariel, 5/22/2015, 3:16 AM

US Arming Iraq with 1,000 Anti-Tank Missile Systems against ISIS

Systems needed to deal with massive suicide car bomb onslaughts by ISIS, as US wonders what went wrong in Ramadi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2015, 9:10 PM

ISIS Enters Ancient Palmyra, Threatening Priceless Artifacts

Islamic State jihadists enter ancient Syrian city for second time, after briefly taking parts on Saturday, now control a third of the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2015, 8:59 PM

Obama Considering Arming Iraqi Sunni Tribes against ISIS

White House facing criticism over substituting decisive policy for 'posturing and half-measures,' after ISIS advances in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2015, 1:43 PM

Militias, ISIS Amass for Shia-Sunni Showdown in Iraq's Ramadi

After Islamic State sweeps Iraqi army aside in 3-day blitz, Iranian-backed militias poised for counterattack; Iranian DM visits Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2015, 11:54 AM