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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...
  • As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from Islamic State, some local Sunnis are wary of their liberators

    An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner...
  • Japanese, Jordanian families of Islamic State hostages plead for their lives as swap hopes dim

    A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive. Japanese officials had no...
  • Woman on death row in Jordan, Japanese war reporter, Jordanian pilot at center of IS standoff

    A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group. The militants, who hold the...
  • [BC-MCT-NEWS-BJT]

    (TNS) Tribune News Service News Budget for Thursday, January 29, 2015 ^< Updated at 8 p.m. EST (0100 UTC). ^< Adds GUANTANAMO:MI, SCI-SCIENTISTS-PUBLIC:PG, CAPITOL-PROTESTERS:CON, EU-RUSSIA:BLO, FUGIVITE-IDENTITY:FL, USCUBA-CULTURE:WA, SENATE-...
  • The dehumanizing of Iraqis is the main 'American Sniper' issue

     The dehumanizing of Iraqis is the main 'American Sniper' issue
    The three-car caravan was headed to a funeral, everyone dressed in their Friday best. It was warm outside, as Baghdad often is in the fall, causing their crisp shirts to wilt and sweaters to itch. The men argued over who they'd pick for their soccer dream...
  • Six months later, Congress needs to vote on Obama's war against Islamic State

    A puzzling aspect of President Obama's war against Islamic State, a military campaign that is now almost six months old, is his attitude toward congressional approval for the mission. In a speech in September, Obama insisted that he already possessed...
  • Obama bid to end 'sequestration' spending limits divides Republicans

    President Obama revived his call Thursday to end federal spending limits linked to a last-resort deficit deal reached nearly four years ago, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who...
  • Disowned, under threat, Iraqi musician seeks new life in US

    WASHINGTON Ahmed Abdulateef's gift for music made him a target in his hometown of Baghdad, where his father smashed his guitar and militants held a gun to his head for daring to follow a passion that has no place in their rigid brand of Islam. He kept...
  • Beyond front lines in Iraq, a forgotten force faces Islamic State

    JAR-ALLA, Iraq Sheikh Mohammed jumped into his battered Toyota pickup and offered a visiting journalist his rusting Kalashnikov assault rifle for the three-mile ride to the front lines. The offer rejected, he told his cousin Ali not to mention the...
  • US, Europe unequipped to douse Arab Inferno

    Fifteen years ago this fall, Americans awoke to a shocking image: the destroyer USS Cole listed hard to port halfway around the world in the harbor of Aden, Yemen, its hull smoldering, 17 of its sailors dead, with 39 more wounded. Al-Qaida, barely known...