Sunni Arab - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sunni Arab


IS jihadists execute 9 people in northern Iraq

Oct 10, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Six were accused of being involved in efforts to organize Sunni resistance to IS in the Hawija region while another 3 were former members of the US funded Sahwa organization against Al Qaeda

US 'looking at all options' in Iraq – Obama

Jun 13, 2014 - 9:38 AM

US officials refuse to say publicly what military options are being considered except to rule out sending troops back into the country invaded by the US in 2003

TALKS. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks during a meeting with US President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office on November 1, 2013. Photo by AFP

Jihadist offensive strengthens Kurdish territorial claims

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Jihadists and their allies have overrun all of the northern province of Nineveh and significant areas of neighboring Salaheddin and Kirkuk provinces

OFFENSIVE STRIKE. Iraqi soldiers leave a military base as Kurdish forces take control over many areas in Kirkuk on June 11, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish forces have moved into the contested northern city of Kirkuk to defend it against advancing jihadist fighters, security sources say. Photo by Khalil Al-A'Nei/ EPA

Heavy clashes, suicide bombings kill 36 in north Iraq

Jun 07, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Violence is running at its highest levels since 2006 2007 when tens of thousands were killed in sectarian conflict between Iraq s Shiite majority and Sunni Arab minority

Iraq PM bullish on new government but long road ahead

May 01, 2014 - 9:36 PM

UPDATED Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Malik says he had the votes to put together a ruling coalition

PM 'certain' of victory as Iraqis stream to polls despite unrest

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The two days preceding the election saw about 90 people killed in a spate of shootings and bombings

THIRD TERM? In this photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks at the opening of counter-terrorism conference in Baghdad, Iraq last March 12, 2014. File photo by Karim Kadim/Pool/EPA