Middle East

  • An F/A-18C Hornet coming from Iraq lands on the flight deck of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Sunday, August. 10, 2014, in the Persian Gulf.
  • Iraq's newly elected president Fouad Masoum, right, meets with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014.
  • French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, left, shakes hands with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani after a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014.
  • Kurdish Peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in a village on the outskirts of the province of Nineveh near the border province of Dohuk, Iraq, Aug. 9, 2014.
  • Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province, Iraq, Aug. 9, 2014.
  • Ala Talabani, a Kurdish lawmaker, speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014.
  • Iraqi lawmakers attend a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014.
  • Iraq's Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah, right, welcomes French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius upon his arrival to Baghdad's airport in Baghdad, Aug. 10, 2014.
  • U.S. Army parachute riggers with the 11th Quartermaster Company, 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, palletize halal meals for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in this Aug. 7 p
  • Pope Francis urged the international community to find a solution to the problems in Iraq on Sunday. Here, he delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Aug. 10, 2014.
  • This Aug. 9, 2014, photo shows President Barack Obama as he speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, about the ongoing situation in Iraq.

Developments in Iraq - Sunday, August 10

Published August 10, 2014

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