IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department Director Masood Ahmed said that IMF and Iraqi officials will discuss further steps to help the country move forward after a seven-year war and amid current turmoil.
The photographs in the New York Times told contrasting stories last week. One showed two Taliban soldiers in civilian clothes and sandals, with their rifles, standing in front of a captured U.N. vehicle. The Taliban forces had taken the northern provincial capital of Kunduz. Show More Summary
When Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, learned from PETA that live rabbits’ fur is ripped from their skin on angora farms, it adopted a permanent ban on angora... The post Photos: Inditex Donates More Than $1 Million Worth of Angora-Wool Clothing to Refugees in Iraq appeared first on PETA.
The foreign-fighter phenomenon in war-torn countries like Iraq and Syria has turned the European Union into an exporter of terrorism, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday.
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A protester was killed in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Friday, two officials told Reuters, in the worst bout of unrest there since 2011.
Nature’s Ewen Callaway interviewed Cambridge archaeologist Graeme Barker about his recent resumption of fieldwork at Shanidar, Iraq: “Archaeologists ousted by ISIS return to ancient Iraqi cave”. He describes the support of local Kurdish...Show More Summary
President George W. Bush (and his successor Barack Obama) have lamented “collateral damage” in Afghanistan and Iraq – and Jeb Bush shrugs off a domestic mass shooting as “stuff happens” – but the tragedies have a common denominator: glorification of war and cultural acceptance of violence, writes David Marks. By David Marks Barack Obama responded to the shootings at a…
ComingSoon reports that Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill, and Luke Evans have all signed on for the upcoming Iraq war drama Sand Castle. Fernando Coimbra (Narcos, A Wolf At The Door) is attached to direct with a script from Chris Roessner that’s based on his own experience as a machine gunner in the Sunni Triangle in 2003. Show More Summary
Iraq and Afghanistan, which once were "liberated and democratized" by the US, are now reaching out for help from Russia in fighting ISIL terrorists. Moscow is ready to help but only in response to an official government request, Il Giornale reported.
Remember Lynndie England, the 21-year-old low-ranking Army Specialist who, along with ten other low-ranking Army personnel, was determined to be responsible for years of systematic torture in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison, thusShow More Summary
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly executed three of the Assyrian Christians they kidnapped from northern Syria and demanded ransom for the lives of the others.
Not even a full month into his new job delivering mail, Scott Gallegos, an Iraq war Army veteran, found himself back in hostile conditions. On April 27, Gallegos, filling in for a co-worker, was starting his morning route in Carmichael, Calif., when a bloodied woman startled him by banging on the...
Gen. Hossein Hamedani was a veteran commander who played an important role in Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Iraqi government in Baghdad, threatened by Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) and frustrated by the Obama administration’s foot-dragging in taking it on, seems increasingly…
Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, and Nicholas Hoult are starring in SAND AND CASTLE. Read the full article on AICN Three guys who have been part of mega-franchises are teaming up to do an Iraq war film. Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans, and Henry Cavill will star in SAND AND CASTLE, set to get going in the beginning of November. Show More Summary
President Obama will appear on 60 Minutes this weekend to discuss the situation in Iraq. Follow the jump for details. PRESIDENT OBAMA TO APPEAR ON “60 MINUTES” SUNDAY, OCT. 11, ON CBS President Barack Obama answers questions about the situation in Syria and Russia’s involvement there in an interview with Steve Kroft to be broadcast on … Continue reading POTUS Does 60 Minutes! ?
Islamism has more or less put paid to the Christian communities of Iraq and Syria which date back to the earliest years of the faith. Priests, including an archbishop, have been murdered. Christians have been beheaded in public for refusing to renounce their faith. Show More Summary
Dick Cheney isn't good at anticipating future events. This was most famously illustrated when he said that the U.S. forces invading Iraq in 2003 would find weapons of mass destruction and be "greeted as liberators," but it was also underlined...Show More Summary
TOKYO — As world attention is focused on the plight of migrants fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq, a Japanese diplomat who risked everything to save thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II is finally getting his due. Chiune...Show More Summary
To respond to Russia’s military campaign in Syria, first, we have to be realistic about the facts on the ground. Iraq and Syria, for all practical purposes, are failed states. There is no chance that either Iraq or Syria will ever be reconstituted as mandated by the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916, which basically divided up control or […]