Iraq and ISIS: Waging war with hashtags

Short sumIn the war of selfies and hashtags, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria might have won an early victory, but that doesn’t mean the battle with social media is lost. Overwhelmed by ISIS tweets and other online propaganda, pro-Iraq social media accounts have fired back with a hashtag of their own: #No2ISIS.

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 24

These videos and tweets show the growing power of militants in Iraq

The situation in Iraq is rapidly deteriorating as al-Qaeda-inspired insurgents from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Kurdish militants continue to seize cities closer and closer to Baghdad. Here are videos that highlight the situation in Iraq and neighboring Syria. Militants attacked government buildings in an area south of Mosul. This video […]

Chaos in Iraq is already sending oil prices higher

One of the biggest headlines in the energy world this year has been the revival of Iraqi oil output. In February, Iraq's production surged to an average of 3.6 million barrels a day – the highest level since 1979, the year Saddam Hussein took power. Since Iraq has the world’s fifth largest proven oil reserves, […]