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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...
  • Iraq Catholic leader says Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The head of Iraq's largest church said on Sunday that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval Baghdad. Chaldean Catholic...
  • Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday. A crippling and incurable disease,...
  • 100 candidates vie for Iraq presidency in sign system is out of control

    BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament will meet Wednesday to elect a new president, a crucial step toward naming a new prime minister and government, but questions are growing about whether anyone can save the country after the collapse of its army and the loss of as...
  • Retired Gen. Garner: We should never have gone to war with Iraq

    Retired Gen. Garner: We should never have gone to war with Iraq
    The retired general who briefly led America's postwar Iraq reconstruction efforts said Tuesday that the war was a mistake, calling it one of many foreign-policy missteps that have emboldened U.S. enemies and contributed to unrest throughout the world....
  • In Iraq, rise of Islamic State deals blow to Christian population

    The men play dominoes with a gusto that transforms the game into a virtual contact sport, lifting the pieces high in the air before smacking them down in a percussive staccato that provides a back beat to the buzz of their conversations. The easy...
  • Islamic State thwarts Syrian government forces on two fronts

    ISTANBUL Syrian government troops failed on two fronts Monday to reverse gains by fighters loyal to the Islamic State, a sign that the insurgents who have captured half of Iraq are capable of battling Syria's government as well. Anti-government activists...
  • Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado. While conventional states try...
  • Turkey's top cleric calls new Islamic 'caliphate' illegitimate

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The declaration of a "caliphate" by Islamist militants in Iraq lacks legitimacy and their death threats to Christians are a danger to civilization, Turkey's top cleric, the successor to the last caliph's most senior imam, said....
  • Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja: medical official

    Iraq's top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: step aside
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside. Speaking through an...
  • Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

    IRBIL, Iraq Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central...