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At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Baghdad Bombings

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

* Two mortar bombs target Shi'ite pilgrims * Security forces on high alert ahead of religious festival * Iraqi al Qaeda ...

Who Will Help Syria? Or Must Syria Help Itself?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Nedda Alammar

We will never really know the truth of what is happening. We won't. And that is a reality politicians -- the only people who can solve this humanitarian crisis -- are not prepared to accept. And so they continue to talk. To assign blame. And people continue to die.

Kurdish Oil Pipeline Could Split Iraq

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

Kurdish leaders in the north aim to defy Baghdad by exporting oil to Turkey through a new pipeline. Given simmering acrimony between the Kurdish government and Baghdad, that pipeline may be the tether that formally pulls Iraq in two.

Secret Prison Still Open In Baghdad, Human Rights Group Claims

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

By Barry Malone BAGHDAD, May 15 (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday Iraqi authorities were still running a jail they said ...

Billions Wasted, Again: State Likely to Give Up on Costly Efforts to Train Iraqi Police

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The New York Times reports that the State Department, in the face of massive costs and Iraqi officials who say they never wanted it in the first place...

Washington and Tehran's Vicious Spin Cycle

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.

Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship And Education

Dr. Amel Abed Mohammed Ali | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Dr. Amel Abed Mohammed Ali

For women around the world, education provides a pathway to greater economic and social independence, greater confidence and a better life. In my home...

Wounded Warrior Loses 3 Limbs, Becomes Motivational Speaker

USA Today | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact

DALLAS, Pa. – His was an ordinary tale of a rambunctious boy, raised in a Chicago suburb, immersed in sports and the love and rivalry of an identica...

Explosions Across Iraq Claim Dozens Of Lives

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

By Kareem Raheem and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD, March 20 (Reuters) - At least 26 explosions struck cities and towns across Iraq on Tuesday, k...

Iraq's Gay And Lesbian Community Being Targeted By Death Squads: Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Alarming new reports out of Iraq suggest the nation's gay and lesbian population is being targeted by death squads As the San Diego Gay & Lesbian ...

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Not Turning the Page

Deborah Stambler | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Deborah Stambler

Described as the cultural and intellectual center of Iraq, bookstores, cafes and outdoor book stalls line Al-Mutanabbi street. On March 5, 2007 a bomb exploded there, killing 30 and wounding 100.

Andrea Stone

No Questions Asked, Or How I Became A 'Trusted Traveler' | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Last week, just days after this story was posted and after informing the chief spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security that the name on my G...

Ancient Diaries May Shed New Light On Climate Change

Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2012 08:58 PM EST on LiveScience Diaries and writings from ninth-century Baghda...

Joshua Hersh

Oscars: Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Was Inspired By Wikileaks | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.26.2012 | Entertainment

Just three days after Bradley Manning was arraigned for his role in allegedly spreading classified documents in the massive Wikileaks episode, a docum...

Iraq's National Museum Recovers Lost Treasures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

One largely untold cost of the Iraq war is the toll the instability took on the nation's art institutions. Baghdad's National Museum, once so excl...

Iraq War in Retrospect: Toppling Saddam Not Worth the Cost

Michael Hughes | Posted 02.27.2012 | World
Michael Hughes

The fact we have the military might to conquer the world matters not when our economic backbone is on the verge of snapping. As Dwight D. Eisenhower once said: "How far can you go without destroying from within, what you are trying to defend from without?"

The Verdict on Iraq

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 02.25.2012 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

What started as a hyped-up war of 'shock and awe', has ended rather quietly, tainted with mixed reviews as to whether or not the 'mission' was indeed accomplished.

Mutual Interests for Baghdad and Washington

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

President Barack Obama has taken his containment policy through partnership to a new level this week by crowning Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki as a strategic player in the Arab-Iranian-Turkish equation.

Investigating Truth in Midst of Arab Spring

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Contrary to the saying that truth is the first casualty of war, the Arab Spring has overwhelmingly broken a barrier of fear that has presided over the Middle East for decades.

Getting Away With Diplomatic Murder

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

New records released after a four year FOIA fight between the State Department and Gawker show that mercenaries, primarily from Blackwater, shot and sometimes killed a lot of Iraqis in the name of protecting America's diplomats.

A "Mass Murderer" Invited to the White House

Abbas Rezai | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Abbas Rezai

The disputable meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and President Obama will be held today in the White House. Mr. Maliki will be accompanied by Hadi Ameri, a government minister who has been the Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards 9th Badr corps.

The $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail

CNBC | Eamon Javers | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has ...

Baghdad Reaches Out With International Film Festival

Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts

Baghdad is making strides to end its decade-long phase of cultural isolation with the upcoming Baghdad International Film Festival. The cultural c...

Andrew Burmon

WATCH: Playing War Torn Tourist In Iraq | Andrew Burmon | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Iraq tourism might sound like a contradiction in terms, but author Paula Froelich says otherwise in her article Down and Out in Baghdad in Playboy's S...

Iraq 'Heat Day' Leads To Government Office Closures

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

Soaring temperatures lead the Iraqi government to declare its first-ever government "heat day" on Monday, sending public sector workers home from acro...