Nouri al-Maliki

President Obama made his remarks while at Martha's Vineyard. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Welcomes New Iraqi Leaders As ‘Step Forward’

President Obama speaks by telephone with Iraq’s newly appointed interim-prime minister as rescue operations continue in northern part of the country.

08/11/2014

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

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

Iraqi tribes men carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 15 2014, in the capital Baghdad. (credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Head Of Iran’s Elite Paramilitary Force, Iranian Fighters In Baghdad

Sunni militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar early on Monday, its mayor and residents said, the latest blow to the nation’s Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country’s north.

06/16/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi Monday for discussions with Emirati officials on the deteriorating situation in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and the Middle East peace process.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: U.S. Will Support Iraq, But Without Troops

Secretary of State pledges support for Baghdad’s efforts to retake key cities from al Qaida forces.

01/05/2014

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