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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...
  • Terrorist Islamic State Gaining Strength

    Warnings from U.S. officials about the terrorist Islamic State that has established a haven in Iraq and Syria sound ominously like the intelligence alerts that preceded al-Qaida's attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Richard Ledgett, the deputy director of the...
  • Baghdad seeks to have Kurdish oil dispute settled in Iraq

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq's courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.S. court filing said on Friday. Iraq's central government...
  • John Kerry's lesson in humility

    — John Kerry put his right hand on his heart. "This is not about me," he said. The secretary of state was reacting to the torrent of criticism at home and abroad of his failed attempt at a Middle East cease-fire. Contrary to his protest, Kerry was...
  • U.S. tightens restrictions for flights over Iraq

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has restricted U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet (9,100 m) over Iraq, citing a "potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there. The agency issued a...
  • Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency

    Iraqi foreign minister blames Maliki for Islamist insurgency
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security officials are to blame for the rise of Sunni Muslim insurgents who have seized parts of Iraq, the country's foreign minister said. The comments by Hoshiyar Zebari, a Kurd, are likely to...
  • Islamic State's brutal videos send message to friend and foe alike

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State, the radical Islamist group that now controls large swaths of eastern Syria and northern and central Iraq, posted another slickly produced video online this week that warns its religious and political rivals that they face...
  • For wandering tankers with $300 million of Kurdish crude, end-game still in doubt

    LONDON (Reuters) - After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. Seemingly unable to find enough buyers willing to take a risk on million-barrel...
  • Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the...
  • Self-defense of nation needs scrutiny, too

    All countries and all peoples have a right to defend themselves, but to use this right as an excuse to engage in reprisals over the actions of a few is sadistic. It's why most agree former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was an evil man. It is not right to...
  • Allentown church hosting day of prayer for Mideast's persecuted Christians

    An Allentown church will be one of many around the world where the faithful will join in prayers on Friday for Christians in the Mideast, who are facing dire persecution under the advance of Islamist radicals. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),...