U.S. sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

U.S. and Kurdish flags flutter in the wind while displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border at Feeshkhabour bridge over the Tigris River at Feeshkhabour border point, in northern Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Kurdish authorities at the border believe some 45,000 Yazidis passed the river crossing in the past week and thousands more are still stranded in the mountains.

Kerry says militant campaign in Iraq bears 'warning signs of genocide'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Ghana Compact Signing Ceremony at the State Department in Washington August 5, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday a campaign by Islamist militants in Iraq bore the signs of genocide and the stakes for the country could not be more clear.


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