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Iraq

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  • Attackers kill 3 Saudi border guards in dawn attack near Iraq border

    Four gunmen attacked a Saudi security patrol near the Iraqi border early Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least three more, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said. A Saudi security official told The Associated Press the gunmen had come from...
  • Imam attacked 7 times for preaching that Bosnians must stay out of fight in Syria

    The long-bearded man burst into the mosque's yard and pinned Selvedin Beganovic to the ground. Shouting "Now I will slaughter you!" he plunged a knife three times into the imam's chest and fled. It was no random attack: Beganovic has suffered seven...
  • Saudi stability: The US ally is vulnerable on several fronts

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, Jan. 5: A confluence of elements, some endemic and some new, may be in the process of producing a crisis in Saudi Arabia, a long-standing U.S. ally in the Middle East. Its...
  • Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox

    Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby live on in the recollections of elderly Americans and the literary record of the United States, but those creations of Joel Chandler Harris are unlikely to be found in print today because they belong to an age when slavery...
  • Europe's nightmare: Terror threats both large and small as jihadis return from Syria

    The military-style attack in Paris has made clear that Europe faces an evolving, ever-more complex terror threat no longer dominated by a few big players. It's not just al-Qaida, or Islamic State. It's not just the disciples of some fiery, hate-filled...
  • French Security Forces Kill Gunmen, End Hostage Sieges

    PARIS — With explosions and gunfire, security forces Friday ended three days of terror around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper and an accomplice who seized hostages at a kosher...
  • 'American Sniper' goes above and beyond war-hero tradition

    Biopics about American war heroes are a Hollywood tradition going all the way back to Gary Cooper starring as the legendary World War I sharpshooter "Sergeant York" and World War II's highly decorated Audie Murphy playing himself in "To Hell and Back."...
  • We applaud standout letter writers for 2014

    We applaud standout letter writers for 2014
    No matter what happens in the world — or just next door — we can count on our readers to have an opinion about it, and to share it. This year they've commented on everything from turmoil in the West Bank to bears invading their neighborhoods....
  • Islamic State executed nearly 2,000 people in six months: monitor

    The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State also killed 120 of its own members, most of them...
  • Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support

    Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support
    Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or diwan. But there was no funeral. They had come to this medieval fortress city about 55 miles south of the capital to support a...
  • Trudy Rubin: Is this the end of Christian communities in Iraq?

    On Christmas Day in 2008, I attended early-morning Mass at the Al Qaleb Al Aqdas (Sacred Heart) Church, in the Karrada district of Baghdad. Although Christians had already become targets in Iraq's civil war and thousands had fled, the Chaldean Catholic...