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Bombings in Baghdad and Vicinity Kill 31

Bombings in Baghdad and Vicinity Kill 31

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraq suffered its deadliest day in a month on Saturday when at least 31 people were killed in a string of attacks throughout the country.Most of the deaths occurred in and around Baghdad as people celebrated the Musli…

Iraq Endures Day of Violence Ahead of Holiday

Iraq Endures Day of Violence Ahead of Holiday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Fatalities from insurgent-related violence are picking up once again in Iraq as Muslims prepare to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday beginning Friday.As in previous years, Islamic militants are particularly active ahe…

Father in Iraq Watches Birth of Twins Via Skype

Father in Iraq Watches Birth of Twins Via Skype

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WHITEFISH, Mont.) — No mountain was high enough, no river was wide enough, and no valley was low enough to keep one Montana man from watching the birth of his baby twins on Sept. 25 at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, Mont.Jo…

Iraq Suffers Deadliest Month in Two Years

Iraq Suffers Deadliest Month in Two Years

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraqi security forces are still having problems handling a revived al Qaeda and insurgency as the September death toll from militant violence reached 365, the highest monthly casualty figure in two years.According to …

Dozens Killed in Latest Round of Violence in Iraq

Dozens Killed in Latest Round of Violence in Iraq

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — At least 34 people were killed and many others wounded in Iraq Sunday by a series of car bomb attacks mostly targeting Shiites.It was the deadliest day of violence in weeks as Iraqi security forces continue to deal wi…

Dozens of Iraqis Killed and Hundreds Wounded in 13 Cities

Dozens of Iraqis Killed and Hundreds Wounded in 13 Cities

Hemera/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — A wave of bomb and gun attacks throughout Iraq Sunday left more than 90 people dead and well over 360 people wounded in one of this year’s most violent days.No group claimed responsibility for the assaults in 13 citie…

Joe Biden Calls GOP a ‘Different Breed of Cat’

Joe Biden Calls GOP a ‘Different Breed of Cat’

ABC News(PORTSMOUTH, Ohio) – Vice President Joe Biden often proclaims how different the Republican Party is from generations ago, but in Portsmouth, Ohio, Sunday, he had a new way to describe them – a “different breed of cat.”&l…

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. officials were angry today over reports that Iraq is allowing Iran to use its airspace to supply the embattled Syrian regime with military equipment, but Iraq demanded evidence to back up the American accusati…

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

Iraq and US at Odds over Iranian Flights

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. officials were angry today over reports that Iraq is allowing Iran to use its airspace to supply the embattled Syrian regime with military equipment, but Iraq demanded evidence to back up the American accusati…

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(FORT BLISS, Texas) — President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas that he kept his promises as commander-in-chief during the past three-and-a-half years, ending the war in…

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

President Obama to Troops: ‘I Meant What I Said’ on War, Veterans’ Care

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(FORT BLISS, Texas) — President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in Texas that he kept his promises as commander-in-chief during the past three-and-a-half years, ending the war in…

Obama to Visit Fort Bliss to Highlight End of Iraq War

Obama to Visit Fort Bliss to Highlight End of Iraq War

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As his Republican rivals kick off the final stretch of their campaign, President Obama on Friday will publicly remind voters of his record as commander-in-chief, traveling to a Texas military base to thank s…

Report: Iraq Keeps Filling Iran’s Coffers

Report: Iraq Keeps Filling Iran’s Coffers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Iran is in desperate financial straits these days because of crippling economic sanctions imposed by the international community to punish Tehran for failing to stop its rogue nuclear program.However, The New York Ti…

July’s Death Toll in Iraq the Worst in Two Years

July’s Death Toll in Iraq the Worst in Two Years

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Political instability, al Qaeda and growing violence in Syria all contributed to Iraq’s deadliest month in two years.According to government figures, 325 people were killed in July as the result of insurgent-related v…

Twin Car Bombings Kill 21 in Baghdad

Twin Car Bombings Kill 21 in Baghdad

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Two car bombings that happened within minutes of each other killed at least 21 people in central Baghdad on Tuesday.Local Iraqi authorities said the explosions occurred in the Shiite-dominated district of Karrada.&nbs…

Al Qaeda Exploiting Conflict in Syria

Al Qaeda Exploiting Conflict in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — From the beginning of his government’s conflict with rebel forces, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sought to paint his opponents as mainly members of al Qaeda and other extremist Islamic groups.Now, there…

Iraq Struck by More Al Qaeda Violence

Iraq Struck by More Al Qaeda Violence

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — For the second time in a week, al Qaeda attempted to show the Iraqi government on Thursday that it is determined to unravel its fragile democracy.Militants and local security forces engaged in a bloody clash in Diyala…

Al Qaeda Group Claims Responsibility for Iraq’s Deadliest Day in Two Years

Al Qaeda Group Claims Responsibility for Iraq’s Deadliest Day in Two Years

ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — An al Qaeda group is boasting that it was responsible for Monday’s series of coordinated bombings and shoot-outs in Iraq that claimed at least 115 lives.Many more people were wounded in the attacks mainly cente…

Volunteers Work to Provide Wounded Iraq Vet with Custom Home

Volunteers Work to Provide Wounded Iraq Vet with Custom Home

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MCLEAN, Va.) — After months of renovations, a wounded Iraq War veteran and his wife are ready to move into their new home, thanks to the efforts of a volunteer project that customizes homes for wounded veterans.Capt. Patrick Hor…

Thousands of Iraqis Continue to Flee Syria

Thousands of Iraqis Continue to Flee Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGDAD) — Choosing the lesser of two evils, as many as 10,000 Iraqi expatriates have returned to their homeland from Syria in just the last week.The Iraqis, who initially moved to escape war in their own country, were told by Ba…

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