| Mar 31, 2012
| 4:36 PM
An Iraqi immigrant fatally bludgeoned in her home in El Cajon was buried Saturday in her homeland land as the investigation into her slaying continues....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:01 AM
EL CAJON, Calif. -- The husband of an Iraqi-American woman whose beating death initially appeared to be a hate crime was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday.
Shaima Alawadi, 32, died several days after being brutally beaten inside her El Cajon home in...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:57 PM
• "This is a happy ending for everyone to be returning home," said Shannon Wright of Mina, a veteran who returned in August after serving in Kuwait. "Hopefully we have done our jobs. I'm hoping the conflicts are over and there is peace in the...
| Dec 15, 2011
It’s telling that several years ago, I drew a cartoon using the same trope of Nouri al-Maliki-as-hand-puppet, but back then the puppet-master was Uncle Sam. Maliki, at the end of Sam’s arm, had just poked him in the eye—it was about...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
—When President Barack Obama went to Fort Bragg the other day to proclaim the end of the nearly nine-year war in Iraq, it was hardly what you would call a traditional victory lap. There was no wild V-I Day to match the V-E and V-J Days that kicked...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:54 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Nearly nine years after American troops stormed across the Iraq border in a blaze of shock and awe, U.S. officials quietly ended the bloody and bitterly divisive conflict here Thursday, but the debate over whether it was worth the...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 4:10 PM
It is perhaps the most recent piece of "big" news of the year. And its importance overshadows all other events of 2011 — at least for Americans.
When the U.S. military quietly pulled out of Iraq on Dec. 15 officials ended nearly nine years of...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Baghdad -- Attackers killed at least 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in strikes that targeted Shiites and renewed fears of sectarian violence, authorities said.
The deadliest attack was a suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims just west of the...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq's troubled start to life without U.S. forces calls into question the Obama administration's assertion that it has wound down America's long war responsibly: at least 78 killed in blasts across the country in a single day last week,...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Egyptians vote in presidential election to rid nation of decades of dictatorship
CAIRO (AP) — Determined to end decades of authoritarian rule, millions of Egyptians waited patiently in long lines outside polling stations across the nation on...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Baghdad -- The vice president of Iraq -- the country's top Sunni politician -- pleaded for calm Monday following his death sentence in absentia, while lashing out at Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over what he described as a politically motivated...