Iraq

Spanish Independent Mep Candidate: 'we’re Destined To See Change In Europe'

Javier Couso began his political career on the streets, joining social movements. He condemned the murder of his brother, José Couso, a cameraman covering the Iraq War, and has spearheaded a campaign for justice and establishing the truth about the...

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Iraq Benefits From Being Mediator In Iran-us Standoff - Lawmaker

The National Wisdom Movement, an Iraqi political coalition, has proposed an initiative on the role of Iraq in the Iran-US standoff.
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Dempsey, Dunford, And The Right Response To Trump's Military Pardons

Media speculation is growing that President Trump will pardon a number of military personnel convicted of breaching the U.S. Code of Military Justice in Afghanistan and Iraq. But there's a right way and a wrong way for active and retired senior...
Related topics: Military, Afghanistan

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Just How Dangerous Is Iran's Army?

Kyle Mizokami Security, We can tell you.  Much like China’s army in the 1980s, the Iranian Army and other ground forces are large but poorly armed. Iran’s sheer size, both in geography and population, are a deterrent to invasion. With Iraq...
Related topics: Iran, China

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The U.s. Could Tear Iraq Apart Yet Again

This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment.  The rising tensions between the Trump administration and Iran have the potential to roil the entire Middle East, and no country feels the heat more than Iraq, which has warm relations both with...
Related topics: Iran

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Un Envoy: Islamic State Revival In Iraq Must Be Prevented

The U.N. envoy for Iraq is calling for "wide-based international support" to prevent Islamic State extremists from regaining a foothold in the country. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert also told the Security Council on Tuesday that if the issue of...

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The United States Of... American Exceptionalism And Overseas Meddling

Tom EngelhardtU.S. Marine Major Bull Gurfein (R) pulls down a poster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein March 21, 2003 in Safwan, Iraq. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Trump Officials To Brief Members Of Congress On Iran Threat

Noel King talks to ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, a retired Army general who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, about whether he is concerned over the possibility of a conflict with Iran.
Related topics: Iran, CIA, Afghanistan

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Cbs Used Iraqi President To Shame U.s. Response To Iranian Threats

Despite the fact a rocket landed in the Baghdad green zone close to the U.S. Embassy over the weekend, CBS Evening News was more interested in wagging its finger at the U.S.’s response to intelligence reports suggesting possible Iranian backed...
Related topics: Baghdad

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Rocket Lands Near U.s. Embassy Inside Baghdad’s Green Zone

The rocket fell harmlessly but was seen as a warning shot to the United States amid escalating tensions with Iran.
Related topics: Baghdad, Iran

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Who Actually Wants War Criminals Pardoned?

On first glance, it’s hard to see who would support pardons for these men.Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher was reported to his commanders by seven of the Navy SEALs who served under him in Iraq, where they witnessed him “[s]tabbing a...
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'never Threaten The United States Again!': Trump Warns Iran Of 'official End' After Rocket Attack...

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to warn Iran never to " threaten the United States again" in response to an apparent rocket attack near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. No casualties were reported after the attack. "If Iran wants to...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Iran, Baghdad, Social Media

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Iraq All Over Again? And Where Is Katharine Gun

Marcia MitchellWhistleblower and former employee of Britain's global surveillance center GCHQ (Government Communications Head Quarters) Katharine Gun smiles as she speaks to the media during a press conference February 25, 2004 in London, England....
Related topics: Gchq, United Kingdom, London, World Photos

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'someone's Trying To Ratchet Up Tensions' - Iraqi Military On Baghdad Strike

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Yahya Rasul Abdullah, a spokesman for Iraq's military, has warned about attempts to destabilise the country, in a comment to Sputnik on Monday, after last weekend’s rocket strike on Baghdad.
Related topics: Military, Baghdad, Egypt, Cairo

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What Is The Real Aim Of U.s. Pressure On Iran?

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Douglas Ollivant, ex-Iraq director at the National Security Council, about tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and the continuing stakes for Trump and his foreign policy.
Related topics: Iran

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President Trump Warns Iran Not To Threaten U.s. Or It Will Face Its ‘official End’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Baghdad

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Rocket Attack Near U.s. Embassy In Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.The apparent attack, which Iraq’s state-run news...
Related topics: Baghdad, Military

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Mideast Tensions Escalate, Rocket Explodes In Baghdad Green Zone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in...
Related topics: Baghdad, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Iran

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Rocket Fired Toward Us Embassy In Central Baghdad, Blast Reported 

Moments ago a blast was reported in central Baghdad close to the fortified 'Green Zone' in the Iraqi capital. Several journalistic sources are saying the US embassy there has come under rocket attack, with regional Arabic media confirming a blast...
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Iraq Oil Minister Calls Exxon Mobil's Evacuation Of Foreign Staff 'unacceptable'

Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq on Saturday was "unacceptable and unjustified," Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Sunday. "The withdrawal of multiple employees -...
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