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This Iraq war veteran didn't just see 'Water by the Spoonful.' He lived it

It’s intermission during Quiara Alegría Hudes’ “Water by the Spoonful,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning centerpiece of her Elliot trilogy of plays portraying the experiences of a Marine during and after the Iraq war. It’s interesting, a tall young man says, how each actor in each play puts his stamp...

Baathism Caused the Chaos in Iraq and Syria

The United States invaded the Levant 15 years ago – but the region’s scorched-earth ideology has kept the fire burning.

Made in America, But Lost in Iraq

U.S.-made tanks that fell into militia hands have sparked a standoff with Baghdad over assistance.

Basra Journal: Iraq and Saudi Arabia Come Together Just for Kicks

A soccer match between Iraq and Saudi Arabia was the first major game on Iraqi soil since 1990, and an exercise in sports diplomacy.

Jim Molan, Address The Allegations About Your Time In Iraq

A federal parliamentarian faces serious accusations over his time commanding Coalition forces in Iraq. Sue Wareham weighs in. The “rule of law” is a concept beloved of our foreign affairs and defence ministers. Recent events in parliament however suggest that enthusiasm for it wanes when it is an Australian, especially a member of the governing [...]Show More Summary

party in the street: huffington post coverage

The protests against the Iraq War were some of the largest in American history. What happened? Why did they collapse? The Huffington Post ran an article on this topic and spoke to my friend and co-author Michael Heaney and myself. A few clips: One explanation is that the anti-war push of 2003-2007 was successful — […]

Russia and Iran Winning War of Influence Against U.S. With New Ties to Middle East Allies Iraq, Syria and Each Other

The coalition of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria was established to destroy ISIS, but it's also bolstered ties in a way that challenges the U.S.

Leishmaniasis strain in Iraq outbreak identified

In the hot, dry border region between northern and central Iraq, Leishmania parasite infections are so common that they've been dubbed 'Baghdad sores.' Now, for the first time, researchers have studied the prevalence of different Leishmania species and strains in the region. Most cases of leishmaniasis in Iraq match an Iranian strain.

Jessica Alba Will Be The Nancy to Gabrielle Union’s Syd In Bad Boys Series

Gabrielle Union’s agent Syd Burnett has a new partner. TVLine reports that Jessica Alba will join the upcoming Bad Boys TV reboot as Nancy McKenna, an Army veteran who’s returned from deployments in Iraq in Afghanistan, and will now put bad guys in lock up with Gabrielle Union back in ... More »

Heather Raffo: the Iraqi-American playwright challenging stereotypes

The actor and writer has brought Noura to the Washington stage and believes that the political climate in Iraq has predicted the current state of the US A decade ago, Ni Qasey, an Iraqi who identifies as queer, was working as an interpreter for the US military in her war-weary homeland. Show More Summary

James Eric Davis Jr arrested for parents’ murder

According to the Chicago Tribune, James Eric Davis Sr, a police officer and an Iraq War veteran while he was serving in the Illinois National Guard for 24 years, and his wife Diva Jeneen Davis, a cancer survivor, were murdered by their son, 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr when they came to the campus of […]

The Extent of Antiquities Trade 'Vigilance'

Tessa Davies: “While policymakers and the public were focused on Iraq and Syria, looted masterpieces were flooding New York from war zones further east.” Obviously problems with attention span.

Football beats politics for fans ahead of Iraq, Saudi clash

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Basra (Iraq) (AFP) – With his social media campaign welcoming Saudi Arabia’s football team to Iraq — “Greens, you’re at home!” — Arkan Taqi has broken a taboo in his hometown Basra, close to the Iranian border. On the eve of a friendly...Show More Summary

Iraq seeks to lure investors to boost oil, gas output

Iraqi government ministers are meeting oil executives in Berlin to discuss how to exploit its vast oil and gas reserves.

Understanding Child Soldier Recruitment Needed to Help Curb Crisis

New UNU research on child recruitment practices in Mali, Iraq and Nigeria recommends avoiding interventions focused primarily on ideological factors, and to instead develop empirically based programmes that address the needs and risks of children as partners, not just beneficiaries.

2 lions from Mideast war zones reach South African refuge

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

LIONSROCK BIG CAT SANCTUARY, South Africa (AP) — Two lions rescued from neglected zoos in war zones in Iraq and Syria arrived in South Africa on Monday to live at a sanctuary with other animals that survived harsh conditions in captivity elsewhere in the world.

Lions Rescued From Middle East Relocate To South Africa Stronghold

Two African lions have been recently rescued from Syria and Iraq, nations whose atmospheres are plastered with war. The big cats are now dwelling in a South African fortress called Lion’s Rock. Christopher Torchia of the Associated Press was among the first to share the news. Show More Summary

Iraq Sentences 15 Female ISIS Operatives to Death By Hanging

They'll have a chance to appeal. An Iraqi criminal court on Sunday sentenced 15 Turkish women to death by hanging after finding them guilty of belonging to the Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a judicial official said. Aged.....

Iraq Sentences Jihadi Brides to Death by Hanging for Joining ISIS

Thousands of ISIS-affiliated women are surrendering or being detained in Iraq and Syria.

Iraq condemns 15 alleged female ISIS members to die by hanging

4 of the women, between the ages of 20 and 50, had small children with them in the courtroom

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