Baghdad

How Will Iraq Interpret Third Explosion At Base Of Iran-backed Militias?

An explosion at a warehouse in Baghdad this week led to rumors and questions. Could it be the heat of summer, or was it a mysterious drone some said they have footage of? Or was it an air strike, as recent satellite imagery might show? Like many...
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Ex-blackwater Guard Gets Life In Prison For 2007 Baghdad Massacre

A former Blackwater private security guard was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison after a retrial on murder charges for his role in the notorious 2007 massacre of unarmed civilians in Baghdad.Nicholas Slatten was convicted in December of...
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The U.s. Government Doesn’t Care About Afghan Women

In once, and to some extent still, relatively cosmopolitan Baghdad, Iraq, I once saw three young female college students from Mustansiriyah University walking home from class. They couldn’t have been more differently clothed. One wore a full...
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13 Injured In Central Baghdad After Munitions Explode At Ammunition Depot - Report

A huge explosion has taken place at a weapon depot inside a Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) base near Dora in Baghdad, Al-Sumaria reported, citing a statement by a representative of the Iraqi Ministry of Health.
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Huge Blast At Pro-iran Militia Base Rips Through Baghdad Near 'green Zone'

Billows of smoke and fire are rising above Baghdad's skyline after a massive explosion has reportedly engulfed a weapons depot said to be controlled by a pro-Iranian militia in the Iraqi capital.  Stunning footage of the explosion's aftermath...
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Jimmy Al-daoud And The Tyranny Of Untempered Justice

Jimmy Al-Daoud is dead. An Iraqi refugee and Chaldean Christian whose family fled to Detroit when he was less than a year old, Al-Daoud was deported in June and died on the streets of Baghdad. He was 41 years...
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Us Immigration Policy Under Fire Over Death Of Man Deported To Iraq

A 41-year-old man who was deported from the United States to Iraq – a place he’d never set foot in his life – has died in Baghdad, unable to get the insulin he needed to stay alive. Human rights activists say...
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Turkish Airstrikes Against Pkk Not Coordinated With Baghdad - Iraqi Lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Turkey's operations in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are not coordinated with Baghdad, Sarkawt Shamsulddin, a member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives said.
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Do Police Face Less Discipline Than U.s. Soldiers?

This article originally appeared on antiwar.com. I lost my temper. In retrospect I was out of control. Waving my pistol around like a damn cowboy and screaming at a frail old man who didn’t know anything. It was New Year’s Eve 2006, just south...
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Wayne Allyn Root: Trump Is Right About Baltimore

By Wayne Allyn Root Inner city Baltimore is a third world hellhole in the middle of America. It looks like a foreign war zone. It looks like bombed-out Baghdad. In interview after interview, the poor black citizens of Baltimore tell the story. Trump...
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Reining In Iraq’s Militias Will Take More Than An Executive Order

Earlier this month, I visited Baghdad to talk to politicians, Iraqi defense officials, and militia leaders about the problem posed by militias in Iraq. Most Iraqi leaders pay lip service to the problems posed by militias, but the more serious...
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Saddam Hussein: How A Deadly Purge Of Opponents Set Up His Ruthless Dictatorship

The scene, a large smoke-filled room in Baghdad 40 years ago on July 22 1979. About a hundred unsuspecting Ba’athist party members sat listening to their newly installed president, Saddam Hussein, denouncing a conspiracy against him. Suddenly...
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Belmadi Savours ‘incredible’ Africa Cup Of Nations Triumph

Cairo (AFP) – Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi saluted his side’s “incredible” Africa Cup of Nations triumph after they defeated Senegal 1-0 in Friday’s final to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990. Baghdad...
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Algeria Sink Senegal To Claim ‘incredible’ Second African Crown

Cairo (AFP) – Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his side’s “incredible” Africa Cup of Nations triumph Friday as Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final. Bounedjah gave Algeria a...
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In 'the Book Of Collateral Damage,' An Accounting Of What Baghdad Lost

The novelist and poet Sinan Antoon, raised in Iraq and now living in New York, returned home following the 2003 U.S. occupation. That experience inspired his new work of fiction.(Image credit: Yale University Press)
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Whoops: During The Iran-iraq War, Baghdad Shot Down An Iranian F-14a That Was Trying To Defect

Dario Leone Security, Middle East A big mistake. The Iran-Iraq War was fought under some of the harshest weather conditions ever. Simmering heat often resulted in temperatures exceeding 48°C (120°F) during the summer. Correspondingly, both sides...
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Protesters Storm Bahrain Embassy In Baghdad After U.s.-backed Summit

Protesters burning Israeli and American flags and some carrying Palestinian flags, stormed the Bahrain embassy on Thursday night in Baghdad, according to reports and photos posted online. Saudi Arabia's Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer Al-Sabhan...
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Baghdad Says Turkey Launched Airstrikes On Iraq's Northern Province Killing 4 People

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday said in a statement that it condemns bombings of the northern Iraq's province of Sulaymaniyah by the Turkish Armed Forces that resulted in four people have been killed and four others have...
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Protesters Storm Bahrain Embassy In Baghdad, Burn Us-israeli Flags (video, Photos)

According to Iraqi security officials, the Bahraini embassy in Baghdad was stormed Thursday by protesters who disapprove of Bahrain's hosting of a US-led peace conference aimed at securing an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Liberalism And Developing Countries

A U.S. soldier stands watch at the Kindi IDP Resettlement Center near Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 16, 2009. Credit: U.S. Navy PhotoBy Leila Yasmine Khan and Daud KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 24 2019 (IPS) As China rapidly replaces Europe and the USA as the key...
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