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Iraq

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  • Veterans toss hierarchy to the wind in the search for waves

    Veterans toss hierarchy to the wind in the search for waves
    As dawn stretched its fingers over the Atlantic Ocean and onto the St. Augustine pier, seven veterans trekked over the sand toward the waiting waves. The men, some officers, others enlisted personnel, are all part of a newly formed group called the...
  • Bombings in Baghdad, town south of Iraqi capital kill 8

    Iraqi officials say bombings in Baghdad and in a town south of the Iraqi capital have killed eight people. Police officials say a bombing Friday near shops in the town of Madain, just south of Baghdad, left three people dead and wounded eight. Also in...
  • Iraqi musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war

    In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of the war-torn country. "The oud is different than...
  • Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

    Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL
    A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who went on to become a Navy SEAL, is now recovering from a severe injury to his spine and three broken vertebrae after he escorted a patron from a bar, while working as a bouncer in Spokane, Wash. Jason Hogan,...
  • US drone strike kills Islamic State leader

    A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. A senior U.S. official said that Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, a...
  • Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide

    An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they...
  • UK minister: Illogical to attack IS in Iraq but not Syria

    Britain's defense minister says lawmakers should consider expanding Royal Air Force airstrikes against the Islamic State from Iraq into Syria. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the House of Commons on Thursday that there was a case for taking...
  • UN: At least 1,466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence

    At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, up more than 40 percent from the previous month as security forces suffered mounting casualties battling the Islamic State group, according to U.N. figures released Wednesday. The monthly death...
  • Man gets prison time, $1M fine in military bribery case

    A man extradited from Iraq in a military contract bribery case has been sentenced in Ohio to 2 1/2 years in prison. Metin Atilan (MEH'-tin AT'-il-ahn) also was fined $1 million and given five years' probation. Atilan pleaded guilty to three counts...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Syracuse Post-Standard on education in New York and the state's poorest families. June 30 The most important function of New York state government is to educate its...
  • Militants strike in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, killing as many as 60

    Armed militants struck within hours of each other on three continents Friday, wielding bombs, firearms and a gruesome display of a decapitated head in a demonstration of the growing global reach of Islamist violence. The militant group Islamic State...