RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed four state-backed Sunni fighters in Iraq on Saturday, security sources said, apparently viewing them as collaborators with the Shi'ite-led government of a nation plagued by sectarian hatred. Full story
Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than eight months. The major spike in sectarian bloodshed heightened fears the country could again be veering toward civil war. Full story
A series of explosions targeting mainly Shiites across Iraq has raised fears about a return of the sectarian bloodshed that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006-2007. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
The former secretary of defense talks about his new book, “Rumsfeld’s Rules,” and the Benghazi attacks, saying he does believe there was a cover-up by the Obama administration. He also reflects on some of his controversial decisions during his tenure in the Bush administration.
Republicans held their ninth hearing on Benghazi this week in an attempt to uncover some grand Obama Administration coverup. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff at the State Department during General Colin Powell's term, joins Ed Schultz to give his take.
As more details of a humanitarian crisis unfold, The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins joins Alex Wagner and the NOW panelists for a closer look at President Obama’s options when it comes to Syria.
Some Iraq war hawks are clamoring for President Obama to take action in Syria. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses with MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe.
Fighters from the Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra clean their weapons in Aleppo in this December 24, 2012 file photo. The most feared and effective rebel group battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Islamist Nusra Front, is being eclipsed by a yet more radical jihadi force. Al Qa
Wilburn Russell, 73, displays a portrait of his son, Sergeant John M. Russell, the Army sergeant who is accused of killing five fellow soldiers in Iraq, outside of his son's home in Sherman, Texas in this file photo taken May 12, 2009. A military judge on Thursday sentenced U.S. Army Sergeant John R
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATHA woman stands over her wounded son in a hospital bed, after a bomb attack in Baghdad May 16, 2013. Bomb attacks in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and in northern Iraq killed more than 35 people on Wednesday, following weeks of violence by
Students with Down's syndrome have their meals in their classroom in the Hibato Allah Centre in Baghdad, April 29, 2013. Sahira Abdullateef Mustafa, whose daughter Hiba had Down's syndrome, created the non-profit Hibato Allah Centre in 1993 in the Iraqi capital's Yarmouk neighbourhood. The centre is