Iraq's acquiescence in possibly allowing Iranian weapons deliveries to the Syrian regime demonstrates Washington's limited influence in postwar Iraq, its inability to halt Syria's 18-month conflict and its continued struggle against Tehran for supremacy in the region.
- 29 March, 2012 -- Explosions heard as Arab summit opens in Baghdad
The annual Arab summit meeting opened in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday with only 10 of the leaders of the 22-member Arab League in attendance and amid a growing rift between Arab countries over how far they should go to end the one-year conflic...
- 28 March, 2012 -- FM says Iraq opposes foreign intervention in Syria
Iraq's foreign minister says his country rejects foreign intervention in Syria but supports the aspiration of the Syrian people for freedom.
- 13 June, 2012 -- Russia, US in dispute over arms to Syria
Russia and the United States were in dispute over arming the rival sides in the Syrian conflict on Wednesday, as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks in Tehran with Syria's ally Iran.
- 1 December, 2011 -- Biden: Sacrifices of troops allow Iraq war to end
As Iraqi flags were raised in what was once a giant U.S. military base, Joe Biden joined Iraqi officials in honoring forces who the vice president said made it possible to "end this war."
- 29 March, 2012 -- Fewer than half Arab leaders attend Iraq summit
Fewer than half the leaders of the Arab world showed up at an Arab summit in Baghdad on Thursday, a snub to the Iraqi government that reflects how trenchantly the sectarian division between Sunnis and Shiites and the rivalry with neighboring Iran defin...