Iraqi militants seize 2 more border crossings The blitz by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq's vast western desert take the al-Qaida-breakaway group closer to its dream of carving out a purist Islamic state straddling both Syria and Iraq. Controlling the borders with Syria will also ... 08/2/2015 - 4:38 am | View Link
Carter arrives in Iraqi capital on unannounced visit Those hopes had faded even before Ramadi fell. Still, the current focus on recapturing Ramadi will eventually have to move to Mosul and other parts of western and northern Iraq if Obama's vision of empowering a unified Iraq is to become reality. 07/23/2015 - 1:50 am | View Link
Iraqi officials say Baghdad market bombings kill 26 people Large-scale military operations are currently underway in Iraq's western Anbar province and in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, as the Iraqi military and the government-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces look to reclaim territory in the country's ... 07/22/2015 - 10:06 am | View Link
Islamic State mass killings now target Iraqi tribe Another a bomb blast on a commercial street killed three people and wounded 11 others in Baghdad's western district of Amil, police said. In the western suburbs of Baghdad, police said a roadside bomb blast struck an army patrol, killing two soldiers. 11/3/2014 - 4:36 pm | View Link
China to become major consumer of Iraqi oil To satisfy the country's energy demand ... percent in the third quarter to 7.9 percent in the fourth quarter last year. The Changqing oilfield in western China, owned by CNPC, will replace the Daqing oilfield to become the largest oilfield in the country ... 01/23/2013 - 6:19 pm | View Link
Cherating Restaurants & Dining Located within the Impiana Resort Cherating, Kedai Kopi serves up a decent selection of western and local dishes. Starting early in the morning, the hearty breakfast ... 08/27/2015 - 5:08 am | View Website
Iraq News World news about Iraq. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times. 08/27/2015 - 5:08 am | View Website
Langkawi Restaurants The most popular Langkawi restaurants can be found in tourist-friendly Kuah, Pantai Cenang, and Pantai Tengah, with several hidden gems scattered all over the island ... 08/26/2015 - 11:03 pm | View Website
Pantai Kok Restaurants Pantai Kok is home to two main areas that host the most attractions, activities, restaurants, bars and shopping venues – Telaga Harbour Park and the Oriental Village. 08/26/2015 - 10:06 pm | View Website
Osaka’s Ten Best Restaurants: The Kitchen of Western Japan Osaka’s Ten Best Restaurants: The Kitchen of Western Japan Osaka, Japan’s second largest city and the capital of western Japan, has a unique culinary culture. 08/26/2015 - 4:44 pm | View Website
Prosecutors say that the 15-year-old West Valley City boy strangled Kailey Vijil (VIJ'-el) early the morning of July 17 after he knocked on her door pretending to need help looking for a lost cat.
Search warrants show that police who found her naked body in an overgrown horse pasture suspect that the girl may have also been sexually assaulted, but prosecutors haven't filed any charges connected with that aspect of the investigation.
EJ Manuel to start at QB against Steelers in exhibition
Acknowledging he didn't have an exact plan on who would start in the Bills' third preseason game when training camp started, Ryan said Manuel "earned the shot at this."
Ryan based that assessment on how Manuel went a combined 13 of 22 for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the second half of each of Buffalo's first two preseason games.
Ryan, however, cautioned that while Manuel will start, Cassel and Taylor will also have a chance to work with the first-team offense against the Steelers.
Taylor is a mobile player, who has the potential of adding a read-option dimension to the Bills offense.
The Bills are also expected to be without their top three WRs for a second straight game with Sammy Watkins (gluteal muscle/hamstring), Robert Woods (tightness) and Percy Harvin (hip) still nursing injuries.
Wilson says he did not have a concussion in NFC title game
(AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone indicated Wilson may have suffered a head injury.
Zack Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the reeling Cincinnati Reds with a 1-0 win on Thursday.
Greinke (14-3) lowered his major league-best ERA to 1.61 and allowed four hits over seven innings while leading Los Angeles to its first sweep of a series in Cincinnati since a three-game set in July 2009.
The sweep helped the West Division-leading Dodgers salvage an eight-game road trip that started with five straight losses, including a no-hitter by Houston's Mike Fiers last week.
The Reds didn't get a runner to third base until the fifth inning, but Jay Bruce was stranded when pitcher Anthony DeSclafani bunted foul with two strikes and Skip Schumaker struck out.
Relief pitcher Juan Nicasio was called in from the bullpen to pinch-run in the ninth when Yasiel Puig appeared to pull a leg muscle while beating out an infield hit.