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Ariz. Cardinals Cheerleader Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Boyfriend

Ariz. Cardinals Cheerleader Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Boyfriend

Arizona Cardinals | Scottsdale Police Department – Obtained by ABC News(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — An Iraq War veteran turned NFL cheerleader was arrested for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend, who captured…

Ahmadinejad Says Goodbye to Iraq as Iranian President

Ahmadinejad Says Goodbye to Iraq as Iranian President

(BAGHDAD) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have turned into something of a pariah in his homeland but he’s still welcomed in Iraq.
With Ahmadinejad preparing to turn over the civilian reins of power to President-elect Hassan Rowhani, he mad…

Foreign Minister Says Iraq Can’t Stop Iran Arms Shipments to Syria

Foreign Minister Says Iraq Can’t Stop Iran Arms Shipments to Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraq does “not have the ability to stop” the transport of weapons from Iran to Syria through its airspace without help, Iraq’s foreign minister said on Saturday.“We reject and condemn the trans…

UN Reports May Was Deadliest Month in Iraq in Five Years

UN Reports May Was Deadliest Month in Iraq in Five Years

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As many had feared, May not only turned out to be the deadliest month in Iraq since American forces left the country a year-and-a-half ago but also the month with the most fatalities since June 2008.According to stat…

Iraqi Prime Minister Calls for Unity While Violence Escalates

Iraqi Prime Minister Calls for Unity While Violence Escalates

Photo by Iraqi Prime Minister office via Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — With sectarian-style violence hitting too close to home, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tried putting on a display of much needed national unity during a press conference in Baghda…

Southern Iraqi City Invaded by Snakes, 60 Dead

Southern Iraqi City Invaded by Snakes, 60 Dead

iStockphoto(SAYID DKHEEL, Iraq) — The residents of a southern Iraqi city have to worry about more than a war and deadly militants. The city of Sayid Dkheel is also facing an invasion of snakes, many of them venomous.
The snakes, which include cobras, …

Brit Convicted of Selling Fake Bomb Detectors, Many in Iraq Still Using Them

Brit Convicted of Selling Fake Bomb Detectors, Many in Iraq Still Using Them

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — An antenna on a black hinge was once a silly, useless gift for anyone trying to find lost golf balls. But British businessman Jim McCormick claimed the device could detect bombs, drugs, even ivory, turning a piece of…

Birth Defects Plague Iraq, But Cause Unknown

Birth Defects Plague Iraq, But Cause Unknown

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Iraq War may be over, but the casualties continue for Iraqi couples trying to have children without life-threatening birth defects.An apparent rise in Iraqi birth defects has left parents, doctors and researchers…

Kerry Urges Iraqis to Stop Iranian Aid to Syria

Kerry Urges Iraqis to Stop Iranian Aid to Syria

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State John Kerry made his first visit to Iraq on Sunday as America’s top envoy in an effort to convince leaders there that they must stop Iran from using Iraqi airspace to transport m…

Deadly Car Bomb Blast in Southern Iraq

Deadly Car Bomb Blast in Southern Iraq

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq to depose then-dictator Saddam Hussein, violence still plagues the country.A car bomb explosion in the southern port city of Basra Sunday killed at least 10 people and wounded…

US May Have Wasted $8 Billion in Effort to Rebuild Iraq

US May Have Wasted $8 Billion in Effort to Rebuild Iraq

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Almost ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an accounting of the $60 billion the U.S. spent to help rebuild the country has determined that at least $8 billion of it may have been wasted, a figure equal to 1…

US Says Iraq Looking the Other Way as Iran Ships Weapons to Syria

US Says Iraq Looking the Other Way as Iran Ships Weapons to Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. is losing patience with Baghdad for allegedly permitting Iran to use its airspace for flights to Syria.An unidentified American official complained that Iranians are supplying weapons to government forces in…

Senate Panel Grills Candidate to Head Central Command

Senate Panel Grills Candidate to Head Central Command

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The general assigned to head the U.S. Central Command in the Middle East was grilled on Thursday about Afghanistan and Iraq by members on the Senate Armed Services Committee.As it happened Army Gen. Lloy…

Iranian Refugees in Iraq Killed by Mortar Attack

Iranian Refugees in Iraq Killed by Mortar Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — The Iraqi government is being pressed by U.S. and United Nations officials to conduct an investigation into Saturday’s attack on a refugee camp on the outskirts of Baghdad that killed at least six Iranians and wounded…

Dozens Killed, Wounded in Attack on Police Compound in Northern Iraq

Dozens Killed, Wounded in Attack on Police Compound in Northern Iraq

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) – At least 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Sunday when suicide bombers and gunmen launched a major attack in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq.The assault on a police headquarters occurred in t…

Bombing in Northern Iraq Kills 35, Wounds 100

Bombing in Northern Iraq Kills 35, Wounds 100

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — A bombing targeting a mosque in northern Iraq late Wednesday brought back painful memories of when sectarian tensions were at their worst in the country during the nine-year war.Authorities in the town of Tuz Khurmato…

Nearly Two Dozen Shiites Killed by Car Bomb in Southern Iraq

Nearly Two Dozen Shiites Killed by Car Bomb in Southern Iraq

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraq is still not immune from sectarian violence as evidenced by a deadly assault on Shiite pilgrims Thursday who were returning home from commemorating Arbaeen, the end of a 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein, a…

Iraqi President to Be Treated for Stroke in Germany

Iraqi President to Be Treated for Stroke in Germany

Hadi Mizban-Pool/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) — Described in grave but stable condition, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will receive treatment in Germany for a stroke he suffered earlier this week.The 79-year-old, who is from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurd…

Iran Alleges US Deploying Thousands of Troops to Iraq

Iran Alleges US Deploying Thousands of Troops to Iraq

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s Press TV is claiming that the U.S. has secretly deployed 3,000 troops in Iraq, suggesting that it might have something to do with the ongoing conflict in Syria.According to Press TV, American forces have b…

Iraq Reneges on Huge Arms Deal with Russia

Iraq Reneges on Huge Arms Deal with Russia

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraq might be playing one important ally off another as it tries to stock up its military arsenal.By all signs, Baghdad had a deal with Moscow last month to purchase $4.2 billion worth of weapons that included helicop…

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