Empire

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
News agencies are reporting Sunday that Sunni militant forces in Iraq have now taken two border crossings as well as four towns in the violence-gripped country. The claims that ISIL seized one crossing along the Jordan border and another along the Syrian border were made by anonymous Iraqi military officials. The seizures follow the falls of the...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has indicated he won't step down as a pre-condition for U.S. airstrikes. (Credit: flick / cc /United States Forces Iraq)
As the latest reporting from both Baghdad and Washington, D.C. reveal...
Andrea Germanos and Sarah Lazare, staff writers
As violence in Iraq escalates and hawks beat the drums of war, people on the...

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