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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with Secretary of State John Kerry (unseen) at the Prime Minister's Office in Baghdad on June 23, 2014. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi Prime Minister: Entire Region Endangered By ISIS

Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state.

07/03/2014

Members of the Al-Abbas brigades, who volunteered to protect the Shiite Muslim holy sites in Karbala against Sunni militants fighting the Baghdad government, parade in the streets of the Shrine city on June 26, 2014. (credit: MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Rights Watch: ISIS Executed Up To 190 Captives In Tikrit Earlier This Month

Iraqi insurgents executed at least 160 captives earlier this month in the northern city of Tikrit, Human Rights Watch said Friday, citing an analysis of satellite imagery and grisly photos released by the militants.

06/27/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at NATO headquarters on June 25, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Mideast Nations Against Taking Military Action In Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten sectarian divisions, after Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran flew surveillance drones over the neighboring country.

06/26/2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney talks about his wife Lynne Cheney's book "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" on May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cheney: I Believe There Will Be ‘Far Deadlier’ Terrorist Attack Against US

Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes the U.S. will face another terrorist attack in this decade and that it will be worse than 9/11.

06/25/2014

Iraqi Shiite fighters raise up their weapons as they show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants on June 23, 2014 during a gathering in the southern city of Basra. (credit: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Intel Official: Americans Have Joined Militant Group ISIS

The Sunni militant group in Iraq is a force roughly 3,000 strong and includes some Americans, a senior intelligence official told CBS News on Tuesday.

06/25/2014

Kurdistan regional government president Massud Barzani greets US Secretary of State John Kerry at the presidential palace in Arbil, the capital of northern Iraq's Kurdistan autonomous region, on June 24, 2014. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: Kerry To Make Clear White House Believes It’s In ‘Nobody’s Interest To Have Kind Of Al Qaeda On Steroids’ In Iraq

The top U.S. diplomat returned to Iraq on Tuesday for the second day in a row, again trying to convince one of its political leaders that overhaul of the Shiite-led government is the best way to deflate a raging Sunni insurgency that is pushing the country toward civil war.

06/24/2014

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., speaks during the inaugural Intelligence Community Summit organized by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) on Sept. 12, 2013 at a hotel in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

House Intel Committee Chair: ISIS ‘Talks About’ Expanding Into Israel

The House Intelligence Committee chairman warns that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are looking to expand its territory across the Middle East, including Israel.

06/23/2014

Iraqi Shiite tribesmen brandish their weapons as they show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 17, 2014 in the central city of Karbala. (credit: MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Fails To Seize Iraq’s Largest Oil Refinery

Islamic militants attacked Iraq’s largest oil refinery late Tuesday, hours after it was shut down due to the threat and its foreign staff were evacuated, an Iraqi security official told The Associated Press.

06/18/2014

House Speaker John Boehner speaks following a meeting of the House Republican conference June 18, 2014 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Absolutely Not': Boehner Opposes US Working With Iran To Help Iraq

The United States should not talk to Iran about jointly helping the Iraqi government fend off insurgents who have been overrunning large swaths of that country, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.

06/18/2014

Iraqi Shiite tribesmen brandish their weapons as they gather to show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 17 2014, in the southern Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf. (credit: HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Officials: Obama Not Expected To Approve Imminent Airstrikes In Iraq

President Barack Obama is not expected to approve imminent airstrikes in Iraq, in part because there are few clear targets that could blunt the Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

06/18/2014

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