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Many dead in Iraq car bombing

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Twin car bombs leave 25 dead and 40 others wounded in central Baghdad, police say....

Scores killed in Iraq blasts

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three explosions targeting Shias in Hilla and Baghdad cause more than 30 deaths....

Sahar Shafqat: Achieving Peace in Pakistan | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CONFLICT: Sahar Shafqat on Peace in Pakistan Sahar Shafqat is presenting at Momentum 2009 on the Conflict Plenary: On the battlefield and the playing ...

Mortars Fired Into Baghdad's Green Zone During Biden Visit

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Militants fired several mortars or rockets into the Green Zone in Baghdad during Vice President Joe Biden's trip to the Iraqi capital.......

CONFLICT: Harry Edwards on Race, Sport and Society | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CONFLICT: Harry Edwards on Race, Sport, and Society Harry Edwards is presenting at Momentum 2009 on the Conflict plenary: On the battlefield and the p...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

The GOP's Runnin' Off the Rails tour continued this week with Sarah Palin announcing she will resign, Mark Sanford admitting he "crossed lines" with multiple women (while providing an instant new slang term for sex: "crossing the ultimate line"), James Inhofe welcoming Al Franken to the Senate by saying, "We are going to get the clown from Minnesota," and John Boehner spending an hour on the House floor reading aloud portions of the landmark climate-change bill he labeled "a piece of shit." Also this week, U.S. troops in Iraq were finally cause for celebration, fireworks, and dancing in the streets of Baghdad. It turns out it was not our arrival in Iraq that was greeted with flowers and sweets but our departure. It's an agonizing lesson learned six years, $1 trillion, and 4,321 U.S. deaths too late.

Iraq: The final countdown

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On 30 June the last US troops will pull out of the Iraqi cities. America's great adventure in Iraq is ending. Already there are few US military patrol...

The legacy of war: Two British hostages found dead in Iraq

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two British hostages kidnapped in Baghdad just over two years ago were feared dead last night after Iraqi authorities handed over the remains of two b...

5 US Security Contractors Arrested In Slaying Of Another In Iraq

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five American security contractors were detained in connection with the killing of another American contractor last month inside Baghdad's Green Zone,...

The March of Folly, Continued

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Obama can make many wise comments about past international affairs while proceeding with actual policies largely unfettered by the wisdom.

U.S. soldier opens fire at camp; 5 killed

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. Army troops get a safety briefing before departing Camp Liberty, Iraq, in December 2008. CNN A U.S. service member in Baghdad opened fire on h...

Major Find in Age of Shrinking Resources | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The discovery of a major new oil resource in Kurdistan is lifting the prospects for a cluster of small energy explorers who have looked to the norther...

New Images and Poster for the Hurt Locker | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's actually the smart way to go, considering how badly the recent spate of Iraq War-set films have done at the box office. Forced to play a dangerou...

Iraq: Deadly U.S. Raid Violated Agreement

McClatchy | Corinne Reilly and Hussein Kadhim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- An early morning U.S. raid that left two Iraqis dead was launched without Iraq's permission, a serious violation of the rules that are supp...

Full Show: April 24, 2009 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Watch the show from Friday, April 24: Dismal economic news from Britain, suicide attack in Baghdad, deadly flu in Mexico, Henry the 8th\’s love lett...

Congressional Visit to Iraq, Part I (My Return to Iraq, 1.5 Years Later)

Rep. Jared Polis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Jared Polis

I couldn't count the number of sentences that began with "When we leave in 2011..." a sign of commitment to withdrawal that, thanks to Obama, is now inserted in the military political culture.

Rising Sunni-Shiite violence threatens security in Iraq | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Iraq, another bombing threatened security and raised new fears of violence between Sunnis and Shiites once American troops withdraw. The bomb expl...

Obama's Iraq Visit: Makes Surprise Trip To Baghdad On Way Home (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES*** BAGHDAD - Flying unannounced into a still-dangerous war zone, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops and Iraqi officials...

Ex-Blackwater Workers May Return To Iraq Jobs

New York Times | ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Late last month Blackwater Worldwide lost its billion-dollar contract to protect American diplomats here, but by next month many if not most of its pr...

As U.S. Prepares To Exit Iraq, Insurgents Prepare More Attacks | By ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- As the American military prepares to withdraw from Iraqi cities, Iraqi and American security officials say that jihadi and Baath militants ...

Mohammed al-Daini is Still Missing

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dal LaMagna

Could you imagine if a member of the U.S. Congress were accused of crimes, disappeared, and 19 days later was still missing?