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Source: Los Angeles Times

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-16 06:38:10 -0700 | travel-news

Iraq's Ministry of Justice announced Tuesday that it would close the facility formerly known as Abu Ghraib prison, the site of an infamous torture scandal under the U.S. occupation. The ministry made that decision as part of precautionary measures related...
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Source: NY Daily News

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-15 22:54:33 -0700 | travel-news

Search Councilmen push for parade for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) is sponsoring a ticker-tape parade for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. He has the support of Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Queens), Mayor de Blasio and...
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Source: War In Context

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-15 12:11:26 -0700 | travel-news

More than three years after the Arab Spring began, the political situation in the Middle East is depressing. In Syria, a brutal civil war continues, with the forces of Bashar al-Assad gaining the upper hand. In Egypt, General Abdel Fattah...
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Breaking News: Iraqi authorities close down notorious Abu Ghraib prison due to security concerns
 
Source: Fox News

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-15 12:24:36 -0700 | travel-news

Iraq's justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns. Hassan al-Shimmari said Tuesday that 2,400 inmates have been transferred from Abu Ghraib to other prisons in safer areas of the country.
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Source: Al Jazeera

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-14 00:21:15 -0700 | travel-news

37 Saudi will impose sentences up to 20 years on any Saudi national who travels overseas to fight [EPA] A Saudi Arabian court has jailed 13 men, handing down sentences from one to 10 years for aiding and financing conflicts...
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Source: The Washington Times

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-11 23:05:30 -0700 | travel-news

Downsizing plans have triggered a skirmish over helicopters After battling Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, al Qaeda, the Taliban, forest fires, hurricanes and floods, America's Army is now fighting itself. This battle of brothers, however, is over how to downsize...
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Source: The Guardian

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-11 10:49:23 -0700 | travel-news

Baghdad Election campaign posters at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Photograph: Karim Kadim/AP The last time Iraq went to the polls, in 2010, US forces were in town and insurgents hovered around the edges. Now, the foreign troops are gone,...
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Source: BusinessInsider

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-14 11:02:54 -0700 | travel-news

Anxiety is spreading through the class of 2014 at West Point as they are slated to graduate into a military that is rapidly pulling out of military conflicts, The New York Times reports. The military drawdown means it's unlikely that...
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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-13 10:07:00 -0700 | travel-news

The Russian-made chopper, part of Iraq's tiny Air Force, winds its way along the Shatt al-Arab waterway, on the border with Iran, which has shaped the two countries' tumultuous past.
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Breaking News: Analysis: Why Assad can have confidence in his survival
 
Source: BBC

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-14 14:35:16 -0700 | travel-news

It did not really need one of his closest allies and saviours, the Lebanese Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, to say it. It is now the working assumption of most observers and analysts, Western diplomats who have toiled to dislodge him,...
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Source: Los Angeles Times

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-11 21:13:41 -0700 | travel-news

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq survived an attack by gunmen who shot at his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, the official state news agency reported. Mutlaq was not hurt, but several people were wounded when the unknown assailants...
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Source: USA Today

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-09 04:55:59 -0700 | travel-news

The men of 2 nd Battalion, 4 th Marines arrived in Ramadi in 2004 prepared to support the economy and government of a critical Sunni city in western Iraq. On April 6 those plans were cast aside when insurgents launched...
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Source: NY Daily News

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-14 07:37:23 -0700 | travel-news

The war in Afghanistan, the longest military conflict in our history, will end in December. Their ends look and feel different from those of many other conflicts the nation has endured. No peace treaties signed on the decks of ships,...
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Source: Washington Post

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-10 19:37:33 -0700 | travel-news

After some hesi­ta­tion, the military briefers answered with three letters: FBI. The FBI's transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well-documented. Less widely known has been the...
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Breaking News: Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict
 
Source: Boston.com

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-04-10 18:52:38 -0700 | travel-news

Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil. The World...
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