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    Oct 07, 2013 11:56 AM EDT

    BREAKING: Iraq: String of apparently coordinated bomb blasts rock Baghdad in evening, kill at least 22.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 7, 2013

  • Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life for Iraq shootings

    Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life for Iraq shootings

    Aug 14, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence Wednesday after friends and relatives requested leniency for Nicholas Slatten, who was found guilty of first ...

  • Iraqi national dies 2 months after being deported from U.S.

    Iraqi national dies 2 months after being deported from U.S.

    Aug 09, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

    ... exact cause, but that he had suffered from mental health issues and diabetes. Al-Daoud, who lived in the Detroit area, was among hundreds of Iraqi nationals who were arrested to enforce deportation orders. They had been allowed to stay in the U.S. for years because Iraq wouldn't ...

  • Iraq's record crop yield threatened by suspicious fires

    Iraq's record crop yield threatened by suspicious fires

    Jul 28, 2019 05:07 PM EDT

    ... Minister whether or not there has been a thorough investigation into the causes.  Simona Foltyn: I spent a week on the ground reporting in northern Iraq, and I spoke to almost two dozen farmers, government officials, security officials, and all of them said that there had not been an official ...

  • EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions

    EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions

    Jul 13, 2019 04:38 PM EDT

    ... an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, the group's foreign policy chief said Saturday. Iraq is an ally of the two rival nations, which are on a collision course as the Iran nuclear deal threatens to unravel. Iraq has ...

  • Why Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty of murdering Iraqi captive

    Why Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty of murdering Iraqi captive

    Jul 03, 2019 06:35 PM EDT

    After two weeks of testimony, Chief Edward Gallagher was found not guilty of murdering a suspected ISIS prisoner in Iraq. The decorated Navy SEAL had been accused of stabbing the wounded teenage captive, as well as attempted murder of Iraqi civilians and obstruction of justice. William Brangham reports and talks to Steve Walsh of San...

  • WATCH: Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Iraq war veteran

    WATCH: Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Iraq war veteran

    Jun 25, 2019 04:37 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding the nation's highest military honor to an Iraq veteran who cleared an insurgent strongpoint and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety. The president is presenting the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia of Lyndonville ...

  • News Wrap: Amid tensions with Iran, U.S. orders non-essential staff out of Iraq

    News Wrap: Amid tensions with Iran, U.S. orders non-essential staff out of Iraq

    May 15, 2019 06:55 PM EDT

    ... and military moves today. They follow Washington's warnings of unspecified threats by Iran. Today, the State Department ordered nonessential government staff out of neighboring Iraq. Germany and the Netherlands also stopped military training missions in Iraq. But, in Berlin, German officials issued a veiled warning about intensifying U.S ...

  • U.S. pulls nonessential embassy staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

    U.S. pulls nonessential embassy staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

    May 15, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

    ... the U.S.-backed coalition fighting the Islamic State group. He said Tuesday that "there's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria." Later, in a rare public rebuttal of an allied military officer, U.S. Central Command said Ghika's remarks "run counter to ...

  • Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Iraq

    Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Iraq

    May 07, 2019 05:21 PM EDT

    ... would make the point in his meetings in Baghdad that any attack by Iran or its proxies on American forces in Iraq would affect the Iraqi government too. The "campaign to continue to prevent ISIS terror inside of Iraq itself is something that's very central ... to the Iraqi government ...

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