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  • Watertown Native Killed In Iraq

    Watertown Native Killed In Iraq
    Army Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, of Watertown was killed in Iraq this week, according to the Associated Press. His remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Department of Defense announced the death of Noonan who was supporting...
  • Fifty-three blindfolded bodies found in Iraq as political leaders bicker

    Fifty-three blindfolded bodies found in Iraq as political leaders bicker
    BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, south of Baghdad on Wednesday as Shi'ite and Kurdish leaders traded accusations over an Islamist insurgency raging in the country's Sunni provinces. Officials...
  • Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi's likely al-Qaida connection during 2004 detention

    WASHINGTON When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked...
  • Kurds threaten legal action against Iraq oil buyers

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan threatened on Wednesday to take legal action against buyers of the country's oil unless the autonomous region is paid its share of revenue from any sales. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said buyers of Iraqi...
  • Islamists corner commandos defending Iraq's largest refinery

    BAGHDAD The fight for Iraq's largest oil refinery has deteriorated into a tense standoff as 75 troops loyal to the government struggle to hold out in a small compound in the sprawling facility, surrounded by hundreds of radical Sunni Muslim militants....
  • De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as U.N. Syria mediator: diplomats

    UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) - Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria's civil war, diplomats said on...
  • The Arab crisis: The tragedy of the Arabs

    A civilisation that used to lead the world is in ruins--and only the locals can rebuild it A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The...
  • Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by...
  • Over 50 bodies found in Iraq, raising fears of new massacres

    Over 50 bodies found in Iraq, raising fears of new massacres
    The bodies of more than 50 people apparently killed in a sectarian slaying were found south of Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said Wednesday, adding to fears of a new round of massacres driven by Sunni-Shiite conflicts. The corpses were discovered late...
  • Iraqi security forces find 53 blindfolded bodies south of Baghdad

    HILLA Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, in a town south of Baghdad early on Wednesday, local officials said. They said the bodies had been left in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim village of Khamissiya, about...
  • Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for 'Islamic State' militants

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month. Maliki is...