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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.
Kerry Warns Mideast Nations Against Taking Military Action In IraqU.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.
House Intel Committee Chair: ISIS 'Talks About' Expanding Into IsraelThe 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.
ISIS Fails To Seize Iraq's Largest Oil RefineryIslamic 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.
CBS News: Head Of Iran's Elite Paramilitary Force, Iranian Fighters In BaghdadSunni 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.
Kerry: U.S. Will Support Iraq, But Without TroopsSecretary of State pledges support for Baghdad's efforts to retake key cities from al Qaida forces.