• Iraq November 3, 2019 6:03 pm

    Iraqis Block Roads in Support of Anti-Government Protests

    Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations. Protesters blocked one road with burning tires and barbed wire, and held up a banner reading “Roads closed by order of the people.” They appeared to be borrowing a tactic from Lebanon, where similar anti-government...

  • San Diego September 28, 2019 6:23 am

    ‘Pawn Stars' Antiques Dealer Defends Decision to Auction Uniform Worn by Hitler

    A Del Mar-based military antiques dealer is defending his decision to auction off a Nazi uniform worn by Adolf Hitler, dismissing the idea that he is profiting off the Holocaust.

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2019 11:55 pm

    In Iran, a Plunging Economy Trumps Fears of US Confrontation

    Across Iran’s capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse. Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran’s 80 million people struggle to buy meat, medicine and other staples of daily life. Now they wonder aloud about America’s intentions as it rushes an aircraft carrier and other forces to the region over...

  • New York March 24, 2019 10:11 pm

    Military IDs 2 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

    The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province. The men were identified Saturday as Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, and Lindsay was...

  • New York March 22, 2019 1:06 pm

    2 American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, US Forces Say

    Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to the war-wrecked country even as Washington has stepped...

  • Iraq March 20, 2018 12:40 am

    Kuwait to Give $2 Billion in Loans, Investments for Iraq

    Kuwait’s ruling emir says his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah made the announcement on Wednesday at a summit seeking donations to help rebuild Iraq after the war against the Islamic State group.

  • Iraq March 24, 2017 1:51 am

    Iraqi-American Composer Musically Translates Wartime Letters

    Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emerged with a collection of songs to illustrate them. AlHaj is touring the United States in support of...

  • Donald Trump July 6, 2016 2:42 pm

    Donald Trump Praises Saddam Hussein's Approach to Terrorism — Again

    Donald Trump praised former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein Tuesday night, allowing that he was a “really bad guy” but had redeeming qualities when it came to his handling of terrorists, NBC News reported. Trump lauded the former U.S. adversary for how “well” he killed terrorists, recalling that he “didn’t read them the rights, they didn’t talk. They were terrorists, over.”...

  • Los Angeles April 19, 2016 2:38 am

    ‘Islam Is About Forgiveness As Well': UC Berkeley Student, Iraqi Refugee, Talks About Getting Kicked Off Southwest Airlines Flight For Speaking Arabic

    It would be understandable if Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, was angry and even sued Southwest after he was kicked off a flight heading to Oakland because a passenger heard him speaking Arabic. But the researcher at Cal’s Department of Near Eastern Studies doesn’t seem bitter at all.

  • Los Angeles April 16, 2016 4:42 am

    Cal Student, Iraqi Refugee Accuses Southwest of Discrimination

    A University of California, Berkeley student and Iraqi refugee has accused a major airline of discrimination. Laura Malpert reports.

  • Los Angeles April 18, 2016 5:29 pm

    UC Berkeley Student, Iraqi Refugee Accuses Southwest Airlines of Discrimination

    A University of California, Berkeley student and Iraqi refugee has accused a major airline of discriminating against him. Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was set to fly from Los Angeles to Oakland, return to campus and attend classes on April 6. However, he was booted from Southwest Airlines flight 4260 – after speaking Arabic, he alleged.

  • America January 4, 2016 12:38 pm

    A Look at Long-Fraught Relation Between Saudi Arabia, Iran

    Diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been tense since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, though there have been occasional thaws between the two rivals....
    The tensions have now sharply escalated with Saudi Arabia severing ties with the Islamic Republic following attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran. Here’s a look at how relations between the two Mideast powers have shifted...

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