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Dr. King's Dream and a Prisoner in Baghdad 150 Years Ago

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

The parallels between the message of the 19th Century Prophet Baha'u'llah and the 20th Century's Dr. King are striking. It's the reason Baha'is in the U.S. mark "Race Unity Day" on the second Sunday in June.

Biden Makes Unannounced Iraq Visit To Discuss Troop Exit

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq early Thursday for talks with the new government's leaders about the future of American troop...

The Iraq and Af-Pak Wars, at the Receiving End with War Correspondent Nir Rosen (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Ghaith Abdul Ahad photo Nir Rosen is the rare war reporter (not unlike Anthony Shadid) who covers Iraq and Afghanistan as if there are articulate peop...

TERRIFYING: Baghdad Church Siege Ends With 52 Dead

AP | BARBARA SURK and LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — After the gunmen killed the priest and nearly everyone in the first row, an eerie quiet descended over the pews. The only occasional s...

Christians In Iraq Flee North Before Christmas

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

IRBIL, Iraq — They saw their brethren murdered during Mass and then were bombed in their homes as they mourned. Al-Qaida vowed to hunt them down...

Quick Picks and Must Reads

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

The holiday season really isn't about relaxing by the fireplace and snuggling into a good book. Nonetheless, if there is a sliver of hope that you'll have some down time, these are the books that you've got to add to your wish list.

Obama Diagnosis: Off His Game

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

While most Republicans would argue that it's bad policies, not stress, that are affecting the president's functioning, the first hoopster-in-chief may just benefit from a little bit of pop psychology.

Iraq recovers lost artefacts

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Baghdad, Iraq, Home News

More than 600 previously missing items recovered in Baghdad after being found in the prime minister's office....

Car Bombs Kill 36 In Baghdad, Fallujah

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Three car bombs tore through Baghdad and the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah Sunday, killing at least 36 people. The blasts in...

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 5

Andy Harp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andy Harp

Logistics prevented us from bringing books to distribute in, but what astonished us was the number of books brought by service members to be signed. Never has a group of writers made this journey to Iraq.

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 3

Steve Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Berry

This dispatch is written from Saddam's former hunting lodge, a vulgar monstrosity with faux marble floors, plastic chandeliers, and tacky gilded furniture, which has been turned into the premier visitor's barracks in Iraq.

Letter Bombs In Greece, Suspicious Packages From Yemen, And More Spur Security Concerns

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bombings across the world made headlines in the last few days, as multiple world leaders were targeted, embassies faced blasts, an oil pipeline explod...

WikiLeaks Disclosures and the Historic Opportunity on Iran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Appeasing a medieval theocracy in Iran will only translate into a devastated Iraq controlled by a nuclear-armed Iranian regime. Silence is no longer an option.

Aigle Azur, French Airline, Lands First Flight To Baghdad

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

BAGHDAD — A French airliner landed at Baghdad International Airport Sunday, becoming one of the first passenger planes to fly into the Iraqi cap...

If Deficits Don't Matter, Does Contract Abuse?

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is remarkable how many people claim to be sincerely interested in reducing the federal budget deficit but have seemingly have no interest in taking on these kinds of abuse in contracting.

Neftaly Platero, U.S. Soldier, Charged With Killing Fellow Troops In Iraq

AP | MAZIN YAHYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An American soldier was charged Wednesday with killing two fellow U.S. troops and wounding a third after an argument last month in a f...

Al-Qaeda 'claims' Baghdad attack

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Baghdad, Iraq, Home News

Islamic State of Iraq says poor security in the capital cannot stop its fighters....

47 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Baghdad, Iraq, Home News

At least 47 recruits and soldiers were killed and 77 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at an army recruitment centre in Baghdad today, tw...

Bomber strikes Iraq army centre

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Baghdad, Iraq, Home News

At least 41 people killed in suicide attack near army recruitment office in Baghdad....

Movie Review: Carlos

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The only problem is that this great production leaves viewers in love with Carlos, a shallow demagogue, a Marxist-turned-Islamist and a gun for hire who worked for the world's most notorious secret police forces.

U.S. Military: 77,000 Iraqis Killed Over 5 Years

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A new U.S. military tally puts the death toll of Iraqi civilians and security forces in the bloodiest years of the war thousands below...

Iraqnophobia: The Political Tornado of American and Iranian Influence in Iraq's Parliament

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Kane

While combat operations may be coming to an end in Iraq, the political three-way chess match between Iraq, Iran and the United States may be just beginning.

WikiLeaks Spokesman Discusses Falling Out With Assange

Der Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Daniel Schmitt -- the 32-year-old German spokesman for WikiLeaks who is also the organization's best-known personality a...

Iraq Finds Missing Artifacts In Prime Minister's Storage

AP | HAMID AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — More than 600 ancient artifacts that were smuggled out of Iraq, recovered and lost again have been found misplaced among kitchen supplies ...

Iraqi Soldier Opens Fire On U.S. Troops, Killing 2

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi soldier fired a barrage of bullets at American troops protecting one of their commanders during a visit to an Iraqi army base...