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Senator Tammy Duckworth Makes Historic Pregnancy Announcement

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

In a few months, the Iraq War veteran is expected to become the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war vet, will be first senator to give birth while in office

Tammy Duckworth, the freshman senator and Iraq war vet who lost both her legs in combat,  announced she's pregnant with her second child in a Chicago Sun-Times exclusive Tuesday. Her pregnancy is a milestone. She will be the first sitting senator to give birth. Show More Summary

Russia invites core U.N. members to Syrian peace Congress: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has invited all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council as well as Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to attend a forthcoming peace congress on Syria, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Turkey strikes Kurdish militants in Iraq 'planning attack'

Turkey launched air strikes in northern Iraq on Kurdish militants planning an attack, the army said on Tuesday, just days after Ankara began an offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria. The strikes took place on Monday in the Zap region of northern Iraq, not far from Turkey's southeastern border, the Turkish military said in a statement. Show More Summary

Books of The Times: In ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad,’ a Fantastical Manifestation of War’s Cruelties

Ahmed Saadawi’s novel, set in U.S.-occupied Iraq, is an ingenious updating of Mary Shelley’s classic.

Consequences: Iraqi Court Sentences German Woman to Death for Joining ISIS (VIDEO)

Allahu Akbar. An Iraqi court sentenced a German woman to death for joining ISIS in Mosul, Iraq. There is actual footage of the German jihadi bride being captured in Iraq after the collapse of ISIS. Reuters reported: An Iraqi court on...Show More Summary

Woman ISIS Fighter Is First Female Foreigner Sentenced to Death for Joining Militants

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

She fled to Iraq from Europe with her two daughters, both of whom married ISIS fighters themselves.

Trump Branded A 'Five-Deferment Draft Dodger' By Senator Who Lost Legs In Iraq

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Senator Tammy Duckworth also called the President 'Cadet Bone Spurs'—a jab at one of the U.S. leader's reasons for avoiding military service.

Boy says he lived with U.S. family under ISIS rule

Now back with his own family in Iraq, 8-year-old Ayham Elias misses the American woman who cared for him in Raqqa

8-year-old boy says he lived with American family in ISIS territory

A Yazidi boy in Iraq says he was sent to live with an American family after he was kidnapped by ISIS. The 8-year-old appeared in an ISIS propaganda video after he was taken. He spoke to Holly Williams about the ordeal.

Swiss asylum requests drop to lowest level since 2010

ZURICH (Reuters) - Asylum requests in Switzerland fell to their lowest level in eight years in 2017, down by a third from the previous year, as arrivals from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq tapered off, state migration authorities said on Monday.

Iraqi parliament sets May 12 as date for national elections

Iraq's parliament has approved May 12 as the date for holding national elections despite calls from the country's Sunni community to delay the vote until the return of nearly 3 … Click to Continue »

Philippines to deport Hamas 'rocket scientist'

The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group lob missiles at Israel. Iraq tipped off the Philippines about the presence of Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who was arrested on Sunday, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa told reporters. Show More Summary

Private Prison Threatened to Force-Feed and Freeze Immigrant, Wife Claims

Getty/Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast DALLAS—The last time Safaa Al Shakarchi was in his native Iraq, his wife said someone put a bullet in an envelope and left it on his car—a not-at-all subtle message that it was time for him to leave. Show More Summary

Iraq parliament confirms May 12 as date for elections: State TV

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament has confirmed May 12 as the date for holding a parliamentary election, state TV reported on Monday.

Jihadist corpses poison life in Iraq's Mosul

For three years, jihadists made life in Iraq's Mosul impossible. Now, six months after their defeat, even their corpses are polluting everyone's existence as no one wants to move them. The rare few who dare to venture into Mosul's historic centre do so with their nose and mouth firmly covered with masks or scarves to keep out the stench. Show More Summary

SEE IT: Iraq veteran blasts 'five-deferment draft dodger' Trump

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois, slammed President Trump as a “five-deferment draft dodger” on the Senate floor Saturday.

Duckworth Rips Trump as a Draft Dodger

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who lost both of her legs during an explosion in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Army, blasted President Trump as a “five-deferment draft dodger” during her remarks on the Senate floor, WTVR reports. Said Duckworth: [...]

WATCH: Sen. Tammy Duckworth Scorches Trump As ‘Five-Deferment Draft Dodger’

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The senator and Iraq War veteran lambasted "Cadet Bone Spurs" Trump in a fiery speech on the Senate floor Saturday.

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