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New York Times

At War Blog: Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq

6 hours ago
A look back at a time when Marines thought Iraq had finally achieved a tentative peace and were able to take time to simply share a meal with elders.
Daily Mail

British jihadists in Syria posing with guns and severed HEADS

1 day ago
The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sharm (ISIS) has found itself alienated from the more moderate rebel groups due to its history of attacking those groups and killing their commanders.
Daily Mail

British jihadists in Syria posing with guns and severed HEADS

1 day ago
The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sharm (ISIS) has found itself alienated from the more moderate rebel groups due to its history of attacking those groups and killing their commanders.
Times of India

Iraq shuts Abu Ghraib prison over security fears

20 hours ago
Iraq has closed Abu Ghraib prison, made infamous by Saddam Hussein's regime and US forces, due to security concerns following a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said Tuesday.
Daily Mail

British jihadists in Syria posing with guns and severed HEADS

1 day ago
The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sharm (ISIS) has found itself alienated from the more moderate rebel groups due to its history of attacking those groups and killing their commanders.
Daily Mail

British jihadists in Syria posing with guns and severed HEADS

1 day ago
The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sharm (ISIS) has found itself alienated from the more moderate rebel groups due to its history of attacking those groups and killing their commanders.
New York Times

Iraq Shuts Down the Abu Ghraib Prison, Citing Security Concerns

1 day ago
The Iraqi government said it had closed the prison, the site of an abuse scandal during the American occupation, because of fears that it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents.
Daily Mail

GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its asthma drugs in Poland

1 day ago
The accusations, which featured in a BBC Panorama programme, come as GSK is already grappling with claims of corruption in China and Iraq.
Telegraph

Nick Clegg: Chilcot report must be published

1 day ago
The Deputy Prime Minister says those who know that they will face scrutiny in the £9 million inquiry into Iraq will "accept" it is "now time' for it to be published
Wired

Darpa Turns Aging Surveillance Drones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

1 day ago
A fleet of surveillance drones once deployed in the skies over Iraq is being repurposed to provide aerial Wi-Fi in far-flung corners of the world, according to Darpa.
Daily Mail

Tony Blair to blame for Chilcot report delay, says Nick Clegg

1 day ago
The Chilcot report into the Iraq War has been held up by Tony Blair and must be published soon, Nick Clegg said yesterday.
Daily Mail

Tony Blair to blame for Chilcot report delay, says Nick Clegg

1 day ago
The Chilcot report into the Iraq War has been held up by Tony Blair and must be published soon, Nick Clegg said yesterday.
Daily Mail

Tony Blair to blame for Chilcot report delay, says Nick Clegg

1 day ago
The Chilcot report into the Iraq War has been held up by Tony Blair and must be published soon, Nick Clegg said yesterday.
Daily Mail

GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its asthma drugs in Poland

1 day ago
The accusations, which featured in a BBC Panorama programme, come as GSK is already grappling with claims of corruption in China and Iraq.
Daily Mail

Tony Blair is to blame for publication of Sir John Chilcot's report into Iraq war being delayed, says Nick Clegg

1 day ago
The Chilcot report into the Iraq War has been held up by Tony Blair and must be published soon, Nick Clegg said yesterday.
Daily Mail

Tony Blair is to blame for publication of Sir John Chilcot's report into Iraq war being delayed, says Nick Clegg

1 day ago
The Chilcot report into the Iraq War has been held up by Tony Blair and must be published soon, Nick Clegg said yesterday.
Daily Mail

Tony Blair is to blame for publication of Sir John Chilcot's report into Iraq war being delayed, says Nick Clegg

1 day ago
The Chilcot report into the Iraq War has been held up by Tony Blair and must be published soon, Nick Clegg said yesterday.
Daily Mail

GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its asthma drugs in Poland

1 day ago
The accusations, which featured in a BBC Panorama programme, come as GSK is already grappling with claims of corruption in China and Iraq.
Daily Mail

GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its asthma drugs in Poland

1 day ago
The accusations, which featured in a BBC Panorama programme, come as GSK is already grappling with claims of corruption in China and Iraq.
FT

Corruption claims overshadow Iraq polls

2 days ago
Despite attempts to curb corruption, critics say vast sums of money are flooding Iraq’s political scene, contributing to stagnation and mismanagement
Foreign Policy

Syrian Government and Opposition Trade Blame Over Gas Attacks

2 days ago
The Syrian government and opposition are trading blame over two alleged gas attacks on Friday and Saturday in the rebel-held Hama province village of Kafr Zeita. Syrian opposition activists have posted video, which they say provides evidence that regime forces used chemical weapons. Both the opposition and the government said that chlorine gas had been used, however,...
Reuters

GSK faces criminal bribery investigation in Poland

2 days ago
LONDON/WARSAW (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote its lung drug Seretide, adding to problems for a company already accused of corruption in China and Iraq.
The Guardian

Don't be nostalgic about Tony Blair. His effect on Britain and beyond was toxic

2 days ago
The Iraq war is rightly seen as a defining low point in Blair's career, but the damage he did does not stop thereZoe Williams: Stop calling Tony Blair a war criminalZoe Williams wants us to get nostalgic about Blairism. But in her attempt to defend Tony Blair's record she badly misjudges the significance of the Iraq war. By any standards, Iraq was a catastrophe. The most...
The Guardian

GlaxoSmithKline faces bribery allegations in Poland

2 days ago
Former GSK sales representative tells BBC's Panorama that doctors were paid to boost prescriptionsGlaxoSmithKline has been accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its medicines in Europe.The UK-based drug company, which has faced claims of corruption in China and Iraq, has been accused over its alleged behaviour in Poland. Continue reading...
The Nation

Suicide bomber kills seven police in Iraq

3 days ago
KIRKUK, Iraq ; A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a checkpoint in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing seven police, and gunmen shot dead three people, officials said. The latest violence comes amid a protracted surge in nationwide bloodshed that has claimed more than 2,550 lives so far this year and sparked fears of Iraq slipping back into the all-out...
Los Angeles Times

The boundaries of Boston Strong

2 days ago
Can any of the maimed in Iraq or Somalia dance, or run, again?The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday.
New York Times

Series of Bombings Kills More Than 20 Across Iraq

2 days ago
All of the attacks came less than a week after the 11th anniversary of the toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, an event that many Iraqis regard as the fall of the capital.
Irish Times

At least 16 killed as bombers target Iraq security forces

3 days ago
Violence in northwest of country comes ahead of crucial election later this month
Daily Mail

British national pride falls to an all-time low as economic downturn and Iraq war fallout hit our morale

3 days ago
Just a third of people are 'very proud' to be British today, a drop of nearly 10 per cent compared with 2003, with young people feeling least patriotic.
FOX

Bombings kill at least 16 people in Iraq

3 days ago
Al Jazhera

Deadly car bombings hit northern Iraq

3 days ago
Suicide attacks target police and army checkpoints, killing a total of 16 people in Mosul and in town near Kirkuk.
New York Times

In Jordan Town, Syria War Inspires Jihadist Dreams

4 days ago
Jordanian analysts and Islamists estimate that 800 to 1,200 Jordanians have gone to fight in Syria, more than double the number who fought in Afghanistan or Iraq.
CNN

Car bombing in Iraq; 3 dead

4 days ago
Daily Mail

Lawyer for murdered British soldiers also acted for Iraqis who 'killed' them

4 days ago
The families of three Red Caps - Corporals Simon Miller and Russell Aston and Lance Corporal Thomas Keys - murdered by a mob in Iraq have sacked a controversial lawyer amid claims he was representing their alleged killers.
Los Angeles Times

Iraq deputy prime minister's convoy attacked by gunmen

4 days ago
White House

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts  

5 days ago
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Robert M. Speer – Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management, Department of Defense Jonathan Nicholas Stivers – Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia, United States Agency...
physorg

Newspapers follow suit when Danish politicians go to war

5 days ago
Danish newspapers mirror to a high degree the viewpoints of the political elite when Danish military participation in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya has been on the public agenda during the past 10 years. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have tested the so-called 'elite-driven media' theory on editorial viewpoints on the military engagements and the results may...
BoingBoing

Dropping Dropbox - what's a replacement?

5 days ago
I loved Dropbox and Mailbox. I was paying for a 200GB account. But after learning that Iraq war starter, torture promotor, and warrantless wiretapper Condoleezza Rice will be joining Dropbox's Board of Directors I deleted my account (Dropbox doesn't issue refunds, so I lost about $100. They can keep it.). I also deleted the Mailbox app from my phone. Now I want a Dropbox...
Gizmodo

The Military Wants to Turn Its Drones into Flying Wi-Fi Hotspots

6 days ago
Not to be outdone by Facebook's vision of a drone internet , the military is whipping up unmanned aerial Wi-Fi hotspots of its own. Unused drones from the war in Iraq are getting a second life as part of DARPA's Mobile Hotspots program. Read more...
Wired

Internet Revolt Begins as Condi Rice Joins Dropbox Board

6 days ago
Amid the shiny, happy announcements of new features and new apps this week, file-sharing startup Dropbox quietly revealed another piece of news. Condoleezza Rice -- Stanford professor, Iraq War architect, alleged warrantless wiretap supporter -- is joining the board at the rising tech startup.
Times of India

Violence kills 15 in Iraq, market areas targeted

6 days ago
Fundamentalist Sunni militants frequently target members of Iraq’s Shia majority, whom they consider apostates.
Reuters

At 'Donkey Springs', bombers choke off Iraq oil exports

6 days ago
MOSUL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants whose bombs have shut Iraq's main northern oil export pipeline for 40 days are preventing repairs, threatening to extend an outage that is already the longest since the days of sanctions in the 1990s.
AP

Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

6 days ago
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil....
Gizmodo

Wiretapping Advocate Joins Dropbox Boardroom

6 days ago
Condoleezza Rice, known for her cameo on 30 Rock and that time she helped sell the case for the Iraq War and torture, has a new line on her resume: the boardroom of Dropbox . She'll help the cloud startup with "international expansion," which she sure knows a thing or two about.Read more...
White House

Remarks by the President at Fort Hood Memorial Service

1 week ago
Fort Hood Killeen, Texas 2:06 P.M. CDT   THE PRESIDENT:  In our lives -- in our joys and in our sorrows -- we’ve learned that there is “a time for every matter under heaven.”  We laugh and we weep.  We celebrate and we mourn.  We serve in war and we pray for peace.  But Scripture also teaches that, alongside the temporal, one thing is eternal. “Love bears...
USA Today

The Magnificent Bastards look back on a key Iraq battle

1 week ago
Ramadi Marines look back on a key Iraq battle
Daily Mail

Kremlin accuses US security firm of sending 'private army' to Ukraine

1 week ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry claimed there were around '150 American specialists' from Greystone, which was originally affiliated with the firm famous for a 2007 shooting in Iraq.
New York Times

Polio Spreads From Syria to Iraq, Causing Worries

1 week ago
Although Iraq has only one confirmed case, the World Health Organization said dozens could be afflicted, primarily under-inoculated young children.
UN

UN and partners renew anti-polio efforts in Middle East after first case detected in Iraq

1 week ago
With the recent discovery of a new case of polio in a six-month-old boy in Iraq, the United Nations and it partners, warning that the crippling virus still poses a threat to children across the Middle East, have re-launched a massive vaccination campaigns in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, aiming to reach 22 million children by Thursday.
White House

Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 04/07/14

1 week ago
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:10 P.M. EDT MR. CARNEY:  It’s kind of a sparse crowd.  Must be the weather.  Q    It’s too early is what it is. MR. CARNEY:  It's a little early.  I have a parent-teacher conference.  So I'll try to get out by 1:00 p.m. Q    We like it early. MR. CARNEY:  Good, okay.  Well, glad to be of assistance. I have no announcements...
Times of India

Blasts in Baghdad, Iraq kill 21 people

1 week ago
Car bomb blasts hit several mostly Shia neighbourhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest bout of violence ahead of Iraq's first parliament elections since the 2011 US troop withdrawal.
Times LIVE

Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad

1 week ago
Iraqi soldiers killed more than 40 militants in clashes near Baghdad on Thursday as anti-government fighters edged close to the capital just weeks before national parliamentary elections.
Irish Times

Fort Hood gunman had evaluation for PTSD after serving in Iraq

1 week ago
Army truck driver Ivan Lopez, who served in Iraq, had visited a psychiatrist last month    
Irish Times

Fort Hood gunman had tests for post-traumatic stress

1 week ago
Army truck driver Ivan Lopez, who served in Iraq, had visited a psychiatrist last month    
Foreign Policy

Say No to Civil War - By Saleh Mutlaq

1 week ago
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
Times LIVE

Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad

1 week ago
Iraqi soldiers killed more than 40 militants in clashes near Baghdad on Thursday as anti-government fighters edged close to the capital just weeks before national parliamentary elections.
Telegraph

Fort Hood gunman was on a cocktail of prescription drugs

1 week ago
Ivan Lopez, the soldier who carried out a mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, had not been in combat during his tour of Iraq, but was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder    
Telegraph

Fort Hood gunman had not seen combat in Iraq but was insomniac on antidepressants

1 week ago
Ivan Lopez, the soldier who carried out a mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, had not been in combat during his tour of Iraq, but was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder    
Foreign Policy

Syrian Refugees Registered in Lebanon Top 1 Million

1 week ago
The number of Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon officially topped 1 million Thursday in what the United Nations called a "devastating milestone." With a population of about 4 million, this constitutes about a quarter of Lebanon's resident population and has made it so that Lebanon now has the highest concentration of refugees per capita in the world. U.N. High Commissioner for...
Times LIVE

Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad

1 week ago
Iraqi soldiers killed more than 40 militants in clashes near Baghdad on Thursday as anti-government fighters edged close to the capital just weeks before national parliamentary elections.
USA Today

Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez had mental problems, saw no combat in Iraq

2 weeks ago
Soldier behind deadly shooting at Fort Hood was being treated for mental health issues.
Daily Mail

Female police officer applauded for stopping Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez

1 week ago
The cop, who has not yet been identified, risked her life to ensure Iraq war veteran Ivan Lopez, 34, didn't harm anyone else Wednesday afternoon, after he shot dead three people and injured 16.
perez hilton

Tragic Fort Hood Shooting Leaves Three Victims & The Gunman Dead Just Five Years After Fatal 2009 Shooting

1 week ago
We just hate news like this. Unfortunately, we're having to report that a shooting at Fort Hood yesterday has resulted in four deaths. The Texas Army post apparently came under attack by a shooter who began firing a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol after walking into one of the buildings. He then got into a vehicle, moved onto another [...]
Mashable

Fort Hood Shooter: What We Know

1 week ago
The gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16 before turning the gun on himself, was a soldier who served in Iraq for four months. Fort Hood commanding general, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, said the shooter was an Army specialist who was being treated for mental health and behavioral issues. The soldier had suffered a traumatic brain injury...
Times of India

'Iraq forces kill dozens of militants near Baghdad'

1 week ago
Iraqi security forces killed more than 40 militants on Thursday in clashes in a town southwest of Baghdad, the interior ministry said in a statement.    
The Guardian

Fort Hood officials dig into service history of veteran who killed three

1 week ago
Senior officer says gunman sought help for depression Shooter, who killed himself, named locally as Ivan Lopez Three of nine people injured in attack listed in critical condition Investigators were looking into the service history of the Iraq war veteran who killed three fellow army personnel and himself at the Fort Hord army base in Texas, in an effort to explain the...
AP

Army says alleged shooter saw no combat in Iraq

1 week ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat....
Reuters

Militants attack Iraq army battalion HQ near capital

1 week ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants attacked the headquarters of an Iraqi army battalion south of Baghdad overnight, killing at least 12 soldiers and bringing their fight against the government closer to the capital.
Daily Mail

'She was a hero': Brave female police officer is applauded for stopping Fort Hood shooter

1 week ago
The cop, who has not yet been identified, risked her life to ensure Iraq war veteran Ivan Lopez, 34, didn't harm anyone else Wednesday afternoon, after he shot dead three people and injured 16.
FT

Four killed in US military base shooting

1 week ago
A second attack at the Fort Hood base, said to involve a US soldier who served in Iraq in 2011, revives memories of a 2009 incident at the same base
The Guardian

Texas army base shooting by Iraq veteran leaves four dead

1 week ago
US military base says 16 injured as gunman, who was receiving psychiatric help, went on shooting spree before killing himselfAn Iraq war veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, killing three people and wounding 16 before killing himself, at the same post where more than a dozen people died...
FOX

Fort Hood gunman served in Iraq, was being evaluated for PTSD, officer says

1 week ago
FORT HOOD SENIOR OFFICER Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, left, says the gunman who killed three people and wounded 16 others before killing himself was being evaluated to determine if he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. VIDEO: Shooting victims fighting for their lives | VIDEO: Mental health a 'ticking time bomb' for military? Obama: Troops'...
The Nation

Iraq suicide bomb kills 6 as UN warns of ‘divisive’ polls

2 weeks ago
BAGHDAD : A suicide bomber killed six army recruits Wednesday as the UN’s envoy to Iraq warned that the country’s election campaign would be “highly divisive” amid a year-long surge in bloodshed. The attack came on the second day of campaigning for April 30 parliamentary polls, Iraq’s first since March 2010. UN special envoy Nickolay Mladenov, in an interview...
Daily Mail

STEPHEN GLOVER: What a scandal no one's been held to account for such a futile waste of British lives in Afghanistan

1 week ago
The lives of 448 British servicemen and women have been lost - two and a half times the 179 in Iraq. So why hasn't this brutality stoked the same public debate?
White House

Remarks by the President on the Shooting at Fort Hood

1 week ago
6:46 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  I just got off the phone with Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Sandy Winnefeld to get the latest report on the situation in Fort Hood.  Obviously we’re following it closely.  The situation is fluid right now.  But my national security team is in close contact with not just the Defense Department but the...
White House

Remarks by the President on Minimum Wage -- Ann Arbor, MI

2 weeks ago
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 2:52 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Michigan!  (Applause.)  Go Blue!  (Applause.)  This is a good-looking crowd.  (Applause.)  Just happy to be out of class.  (Applause.)  I'm sure that's not true. I'm sure these are all outstanding students.  (Applause.)  Good to see you. First of all, give Mira a big round of applause...
Foreign Policy

Peace Talks Falter as Abbas Signs International Treaties

2 weeks ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas planned for Wednesday in the Palestinian capital of Ramallah after a surprise move by the Palestinian leader to sign 15 international conventions. Abbas signed applications as the "State of Palestine" to join U.N. agencies and ratify international treaties, including...
The Guardian

MoD burdened by unprecedented rise in court actions, MPs warn

2 weeks ago
Legal challenges may actually lead to more civilian casualties, says Commons defence select committee reportAn unprecedented rise in court actions is placing a huge burden on the Ministry of Defence and could have the unintended consequence of leading to even more civilian casualties, according to a report by MPs.The MoD over the past 10 years has seen an increase in legal...
New York Times

World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: Eight Soldiers Are Killed as Election Campaign Begins

2 weeks ago
A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a convoy of army vehicles in the city, and hours later, gunmen sprayed an army checkpoint with bullets.    
AP

Q&A: Morris on Rumsfeld doc, 'It's a horror movie'

2 weeks ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos - "snowflakes," Rumsfeld called them - from the former secretary of defense and architect of the Iraq war....
AP

Parliamentary election campaign starts in Iraq

2 weeks ago
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Campaigning officially kicked off Tuesday for Iraq's first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country more than two years ago, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seeking a new term at a time of escalating sectarian violence....
AP

Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege

2 weeks ago
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts....
Amnesty International

UN: Atrocities fuelled by inaction on Arms Trade Treaty promises

2 weeks ago
Headline Title:  UN: Atrocities fuelled by inaction on Arms Trade Treaty promises 01 April 2014 Millions of people around the world will continue to suffer the deadly consequences of the poorly regulated global trade in weapons until many more governments...
Los Angeles Times

More support needed for military caregivers, study finds

2 weeks ago
The nation needs to better acknowledge and support the efforts of the "hidden heroes" from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: the estimated 1.1 million civilian, volunteer caregivers tending to the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, according to recommendations contained in a RAND Corp. study released Monday.
Gizmodo

The NSA's Been Spying on Every Single Call, Text, and Email in Iraq

2 weeks ago
A couple weeks ago, we learned from leaked documents that the NSA has the capability to record an entire country's calls, texts, and email in real time. That's a hell of a capability, and those documents revealed that it was being used in one country. Now, thanks to a retired NSA leader, we know which country that is: Iraq.Read more...    
BoingBoing

My favorite history comic books, by Max Brooks, author of the Zombie Survival Guide

2 weeks ago
[Max Brooks, author of the Zombie Survival Guide, has a new historical comic book out, called The Harlem Hellfighters, about the historic black 369th infantry regiment from WWI.    
Mashable

NSA Tracks All Emails, Texts, Phone Calls in Iraq

2 weeks ago
In Iraq, the NSA is able to sweep up all emails, text messages and phone location signals in real time. This revelation doesn't come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, but from the spy agency's own former second-in-command Former NSA deputy director John Inglis revealed these capabilities in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Before outgoing NSA Director...
Foreign Policy

Erdogan Declares AKP Victory in Local Elections

2 weeks ago
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in local elections. Preliminary results Monday showed the AKP receiving about 45.6 percent of the vote while the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) held around 28 percent. Facing a graft scandal and criticism for bans on social media, the election...
FOXnews

New book details the challenges of resuming civilian life after combat tours

2 weeks ago
While serving in the U.S. Army and stationed in Iraq in October, 2003 Brian McGough was hit in the head by an IED (improvised explosive device), and shrapnel ripped through his scalp and skull. 
Daily Mail

More British troops have been killed in accidents than in battle over the past ten years despite wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

2 weeks ago
During the last decade 1,601 servicemen and women have died, but while 499 of them were killed in battle, 553 were fatally injured in accidents.
The Nation

Iraq attacks kill nine, one month before elections

2 weeks ago
BAGHDAD - Attacks in Sunni-majority areas of Iraq killed nine people Sunday, exactly a month ahead of parliamentary polls that remain in disarray after the mass resignations of election commissioners last week. The violence came hours after seven soldiers were shot dead at a checkpoint in a late-night attack by militants in the north, the latest in a months-long surge...
Reuters

Iraq electoral commission retracts resignation before vote

2 weeks ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Members of Iraq's electoral commission retracted their resignations on Sunday, having threatened to quit en masse in protest against political interference just one month before a nationwide vote.
FOX

Attacks kill 16 people in Iraq

2 weeks ago
Al Jazhera

Deaths in attack on Iraq police patrol

2 weeks ago
Eight people killed, including a mother and three children, in Baghdad attack, one of several to take place on Sunday.
Telegraph

Russia's Lukoil opens giant Iraq oil field, adding to crude glut

2 weeks ago
Iraq's West Qurna-2 oilfield to transform oil markets as Baghdad targets daily output of 4m barrels this year    
The Nation

Obama says direct U.S intervention could not have ended Syrian war

2 weeks ago
  The United States could not have stopped the humanitarian crisis in Syria with military strikes, President Barack Obama said in a television interview airing on Friday, and said U.S. troops had reached their limits after long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama was asked in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley whether he regretted not applying...
The Nation

Obama says direct U.S intervention could not have ended Syrian war

2 weeks ago
  The United States could not have stopped the humanitarian crisis in Syria with military strikes, President Barack Obama said in a television interview airing on Friday, and said U.S. troops had reached their limits after long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama was asked in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley whether he regretted not applying...
The Nation

Obama says direct U.S intervention could not have ended Syrian war

2 weeks ago
  The United States could not have stopped the humanitarian crisis in Syria with military strikes, President Barack Obama said in a television interview airing on Friday, and said U.S. troops had reached their limits after long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama was asked in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley whether he regretted not applying...
The Nation

Obama says direct U.S intervention could not have ended Syrian war

2 weeks ago
  The United States could not have stopped the humanitarian crisis in Syria with military strikes, President Barack Obama said in a television interview airing on Friday, and said U.S. troops had reached their limits after long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama was asked in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley whether he regretted not applying...
New York Times

Opinionator | Errol Morris: The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld (Part 4)

2 weeks ago
The absence of evidence, the evidence of absence, and the Iraq War.    

Countries where iraq is popular

# Countries MIX
1 United States 64.837
2 United Kingdom 6.445
3 India 3.270
4 Italy 2.620
5 Pakistan 2.400
6 Philippines 2.200
7 Canada 1.890
8 Australia 1.530
9 China 1.010
10 Spain 0.620
11 Brazil 0.600
12 Ireland 0.570
13 Singapore 0.520
14 France 0.520
15 Taiwan 0.420
16 Ethiopia 0.350
17 Japan 0.300
18 Romania 0.290
19 Iran 0.290
20 Kenya 0.260
More Countries >>
# Media MIX
1 CNN Editions (International) 12.000
2 CNN 10.000
3 foxnews 3.000
4 New York Times 2.200
5 WALL STREET JOURNAL USA 2.000
6 PTV News 2.000
7 NYdailynews 1.840
8 newsoftheworld 1.750
9 Digg 1.420
10 GMA TV 1.300
11 National Geographic 1.200
12 corriere de la serra 1.200
13 San Francisco Chronicle 1.200
14 Reuters 1.000
15 TIME 1.000
16 newsweek 1.000
17 USA Today 0.900
18 MSNBC 0.850
19 Los Angeles Times 0.755
20 The Sun 0.750
More Media >>
# Languages MIX
1 English 86.252
2 Italian 2.620
3 Spanish 0.900
4 Chinese 0.610
5 Portuguese 0.600
6 French 0.520
7 German 0.435
8 Malayalam 0.400
9 Romanian 0.290
10 Japanese 0.200
11 Polish 0.200
12 Turkish 0.140
13 Persian 0.140
14 Indonesian 0.080
15 Finnish 0.000
16 Korean 0.000
17 Dutch 0.000
18 Arabic 0.000
19 Swedish 0.000
20 Zulu 0.000
More Languages >>
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