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Breaking News: Obama to bestow Medal of Honor on NH veteran
Source: Fox

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-21 17:10:37 -0700 | travel-news

Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries. Ryan Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will be awarded the medal during a White House...
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Breaking News: Baghdad suicide bombing kills at least 9
Source: Fox

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-19 15:25:34 -0700 | travel-news

A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least nine people, including four policemen, officials said. Violence has spiked across much of Iraq amid a Sunni militant offensive that...
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Source: The Australian

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-17 00:24:22 -0700 | travel-news

But while the Style Quran for the average mujahedeen explains why khaki is back and fashion tips for the caliphate to dress for success, of course it's not what it seems. This is one publication that readers are not expected...
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Breaking News: The Iraqi army the US spent billions building is a disaster
Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-02 14:10:13 -0700 | travel-news

And if a small fortune spent over nearly 10 years, along with tens of thousands of American military trainers, didn't work, what can a few hundred advisers hope to do? July 2, 2014 The US has dispatched hundreds of troops...
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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-02 14:19:12 -0700 | travel-news

Texas (AP) A Bangladesh-born American citizen pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of attempting to recruit and support terrorists to fight a holy war overseas. Rahatul Khan, a 23-year-old University of Texas student, entered his plea in federal court and...
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Breaking News: Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes
Source: The Journal Gazette

Mosul :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-23 15:30:53 -0700 | travel-news

Iraq Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did...
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Breaking News: UN Security Council denounces persecution of Iraqi Christians
Source: Zee News

Mosul :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-22 12:47:57 -0700 | travel-news

19    United Nations: The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity. The Islamic State, which last month declared a "caliphate" straddling large...
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Source: Washington Post

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-21 07:34:20 -0700 | travel-news

Bombs in parked cars killed civilians in commercial areas of Baghdad that day, as government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters tried to dislodge militants from a small town north of the capital, officials said. (Hadi Mizban/Associated Press) With the...
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Breaking News: In Iraq, Sunnis push back against extremists in their midst
Source: Sacramento Bee

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-20 10:50:53 -0700 | travel-news

Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a handful of militants belonging to the al Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said...
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Source: Open Democracy

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-16 07:58:01 -0700 | travel-news

July 2014 Paul Rogers has been writing a weekly column on global security for openDemocracy since 28 September 2001. From this invaluable archive, here we foreground his work on the unfolding crisis in the Middle East from the 'war on...
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Source: Fox News

Mosul :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-14 11:53:10 -0700 | travel-news

A Pentagon draft assessment of Iraq's security forces has concluded that only approximately half of the country's military units are capable of being advised by American commandos, and many units have been infiltrated by either Sunni insurgent informants or Shiite...
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Source: The Motley Fool

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-12 05:28:42 -0700 | travel-news

While Iraq has a significant number of Sunnis, it, too, is majority Shiite, and this is the direction in which its al-Maliki government clearly tilts. Iran and the southern part of Iraq have been pulled closer together of late by...
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Source: GMA News

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-10 03:41:35 -0700 | travel-news

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in...
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Source: The Washington Times

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-02 20:17:04 -0700 | travel-news

The rise of Islamist guerrillas in Iraq is forcing 2016 GOP presidential contenders to pick sides in the ongoing debate over whether the invasion of Iraq was worth it and whether the U.S. should re-engage in the Arab nation's mounting...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Baghdad :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-17 17:54:02 -0700 | travel-news

Notorious Sydney jihadist Mohamed Elomar welcomed the news on his own Twitter account, writing "may Allah accept him". Australians are involved with extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, with about 60 fighting in the region at the moment. David Irvine...
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