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Iraq

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  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on opting out of standardized testing in schools. April 8 Here's a question you definitely won't see on the Common Core assessment tests that will be administered beginning April 14. Which group is this hullabaloo...
  • Blackwater verdicts lift 'the fog of war'

     Blackwater verdicts lift 'the fog of war'
    In imposing lengthy prison terms on four former employees of the security firm once known as Blackwater, a federal judge has reinforced the message that the American legal system can mete out justice even when crimes are committed in wartime in another...
  • US vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons

    A decade after his first Iraq tour, former U.S. Marine Jamie Lane has returned to the battlefields of the Middle East to fight a still unvanquished enemy and wrestle with the demons of his past. The 29-year old from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan served as a...
  • Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier

    President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants. Obama said...
  • Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against IS

    President Barack Obama brought Iraq's prime minister to the White House Tuesday to pledge U.S. support for his effort to run Islamic State militants out of its country, while making it clear that ultimately Baghdad must be in charge of its own destiny....
  • President Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against Islamic State

    President Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against Islamic State
    President Barack Obama brought Iraq's prime minister to the White House Tuesday to pledge U.S. support for his effort to run Islamic State militants out of its country, while making it clear that ultimately Baghdad must be in charge of its own destiny....
  • Ex-Guards Get Lengthy Prison Sentences For Iraq Shootings

    WASHINGTON — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and...
  • Pentagon: Islamic State loses ground in Iraq, gains in Syria

    While Islamic State militants have lost control of up to 6,500 square miles in Iraq, they have gained a bit of ground in Syria since last August, the Pentagon said Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the front lines of the...
  • Attacks kill 28 civilians in and around Baghdad

    A wave of attacks in and around Baghdad on Tuesday killed at least 28 people as Iraqi security forces repelled an attack by the extremist Islamic State group on the country's largest oil refinery, officials said. The attacks came as Iraqi Prime...
  • Highlights: Military weapons delivered to Iraq, planned aid

    Highlights of military assistance delivered to Iraq as of December 2014: —300 mine-resistant vehicles —12,000 sets of body armor, Kevlar helmets, individual first aid kits —21,000 M16A2 rifles —More than 2,000 Hellfire missiles...
  • How long can Pakistan stay out of Yemen fight in face of Saudi pressure?

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under heavy pressure from Saudi Arabia and its allies to reverse Parliament's vote last week to remain neutral in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, on Monday once again pledged to deploy Pakistan's...