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Author Archives: Chris Macko

Meeting the Prince of Blackwater

PHILADELPHIA – Erik Prince – the founder of the private security firm once known as Blackwater – embarked on a publicity tour here on Friday, defending mercenaries as intrinsic to the birth of the United States and lashing out at the federal government that he believes unfairly persecuted him. In a talk at the Free … Continue reading »

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Maliki, Khamenei discuss mutual cooperation

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki discussed with the Iranian Supreme Guide, Ali Khamenei, the prospects of mutual cooperation between Iraq and Iran. A statement by the PM’s office received by IraqiNews.com cited “Maliki, during his meeting with the Supreme Guide of the Iranian Revolution Ali Khamenei in the Iranian Capital, Tehran, stressed … Continue reading »

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Iraq Militia Says Fires Mortar Bombs at Saudi as Warning

RIYADH/BAGHDAD — Six mortar bombs landed near a border post in northern Saudi Arabia in an attack claimed by an Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia, which said on Thursday it was warning the kingdom to stop meddling in Iraqi affairs. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters … Continue reading »

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Official: Al-Qaida in Iraq Strongest Since 2006

The head of the national counterterrorism center said Thursday the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq is the strongest it’s been since a peak in 2006. Matt Olsen told a Senate committee hearing on the current terror threat to the U.S. that al-Qaida in Iraq, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has … Continue reading »

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Talk to an Iraqi

This was part of the series This American Life. In this episode, a young Iraqi goes around asking Americans what they know, or think about the war. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPEX0PnV-LU[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPfLdxEr0jk[/youtube]

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Kurdistan Region seeks 14 Trillion IQD from 2014 budget as credit for oil companies

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP, Haytham al-Jouburi, of the Parliamentary Finance Committee stated that Kurdistan Region requests 14 Trillion IQD as oil credits for the oil companies working in Kurdistan Region. Speaking to Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com), he said “The General Budget law will be late to be sent to the parliament because it has many defects including … Continue reading »

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Have Patience With Us

By NURI KAMAL al-MALIKI Published: October 29, 2013 BAGHDAD — Imagine how Americans would react if you had a terrorist organization operating on your own soil that killed dozens and maimed hundreds every week. For Iraqis, that isn’t a hypothetical question; Al Qaeda in Iraq and its affiliates are conducting a terrorist campaign against our … Continue reading »

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US set to extend Iraqi visa program

A measure to provide special visas for Iraqis who risked their lives to help the United States in the Iraq war is one step closer to securing President Barack Obama’s signature. The House of Representatives passed the measure via voice vote late Wednesday and sent it to the Senate, which was expected to approve it Thursday. Since … Continue reading »

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59% reject establishing new regions in Iraq

Added by Layla Mohammed on February 12, 2012. Saved under Civil Society, Featured Tags: Anbar, Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Kirkuk Regional map of Iraq. BAGHDAD / IraqiNews.com: Two NGO organizations disclosed that a referendum was carried out in 9 Iraqi provinces which showed that 59 percent of the participants rejected the idea of establishing new regions in Iraq due to the unsuitable situation prevailing in the country. Center of … Continue reading »

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Iraq war claimed half a million lives, study finds

The number of deaths caused by the Iraq war has been a source of intense controversy, as politics, inexact science and a clamor for public awareness have intersected in a heated debate of conflicting interests. The latest and perhaps most rigorous survey, released Tuesday, puts the figure at close to 500,000. The study, — a … Continue reading »

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