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A Lil Positivity: Struggling Black Veteran Who Was Homeless Is Now A Student At Harvard!

48 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Black Veteran Who Was Homeless Is Now A Harvard Student Alicia Watkins is a retired Air Force staff sergeant who proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She risked her life for the freedom of others, survived the 9/11 attack on

Iran claims U.S. drone kills 2 Revolutionary Guard advisers

49 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq; the U.S. said it has only struck militants.

Iran claims U.S. drone killed 2 of its advisers in Iraq

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group. The claim came as negotiators on Monday attempted to reach a deal on Iran’s contested nuclear program, which hard-liners in the […]

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisors in Iraq — US denies

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. says it has only struck militants in its campaign. The claim comes as negotiators on Monday attempted to reach a deal on Iran's contested nuclear program. Show More Summary

Vote expected late Monday on military mission in Iraq, Syria

Debate on the motion began last Thursday and continues today The post Vote expected late Monday on military mission in Iraq, Syria appeared first on

U.N. Secretary General to meet with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for meetings with Iraq's leaders, a UN official confirmed.

If Shi’ite militias beat Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq will still lose

8 hours agoNews : The Great Debate

Here is a new Iraqi paradox: whatever progress the Shi'ite Muslim-dominated Baghdad government makes against jihadi insurgents occupying large swathes of north-western Iraq, it is simultaneously undermining what is left of the Iraqi state

US Air Strikes Split Iraq Coalition aiming to Take Tikrit

By Paul Rogers | (The Conversation) – So it has begun – the US is bombing Tikrit, once a stronghold of Saddam Hussein’s regime and now held by Islamic State militants. Strategically…

Number of ISIL Militants Rising Amid Coalition Airstrikes, Assad Says

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the airstrikes conducted by the US-led international coalition against ISIL extremists in Iraq and Syria are ineffective, as the militant group has been recruiting more members since the start of anti-ISIL coalition efforts.

UN vows to step up Iraq heritage protection

10 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The head of the United Nations cultural body vowed in Baghdad Saturday to step up measures aimed at protecting Iraq's heritage, which has been systematically targeted by jihadist militants. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova launched a Japanese-funded...Show More Summary

Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.

New Age Of Water Wars Portends ‘Bleak Future’ For The Middle East

New research shows that water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. By Nafeez Ahmed Behind the escalating violence in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, as well as the epidemic of civil unrest across the wider region, is [...]

Libs Silent as Obama Golfs with Halliburton Director

During the Bush years, the mere mention of Halliburton would draw a rabid, foaming at the mouth response from liberals who blamed the oil services firm for dragging the U.S. in to the Iraq war at the behest of Vice … Continue readin...

After Mosul

The collapse of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, has little to do with the withdrawal of American troops and everything to do with the political failure of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. As the U.S. pullout began under the terms of a treaty signed in 2008 by then-President George W. Show More Summary

American People Should Hold War Lobby Accountable For Libya Debacle

Will America ever again be at peace? A new war always seems to start before the last one ends. The U.S. is bombing targets in Syria and sending troops back into Iraq. Yet Washington's involvement in Afghanistan persists as the administration slows the withdrawal of American forces. Worse, pressure is building for the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Iran Is America’s Best New Partner in the Middle East

It’s stunning that, as we witness the spectacle of a crumbling Iraq and wonder what to do about it, the media turn for wisdom to the junkyard oracles who helped spawn the mess to begin with. Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, L. Paul Bremer—no one should care a whit what they think, they’ve been so consistently wrong about everything. Show More Summary

U.S. allies strike 14 targets in Iraq, one in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S.-led coalition struck targets in Iraq and Syria overnight as part of the fight against Islamic State militants, according to a press release from the combined joint task force.

"Jeb, or '45,' as he is already being called, hasn’t even announced, and we’re already trapped in the byzantine psyche of Bushworld."

Writes Maureen Dowd.[H]e’s being yanked in a tug of war between his father’s side, which insists privately that Jeb is a realist who surely must have disapproved of the Iraq invasion, and his brother’s side, which publicly demands that...Show More Summary

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