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    Lincoln Project founder Rick Wilson said Friday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that the Republican Party wanted the 2024 presidential election to be the last election in America. Wilson said, “They’re trying to throw so much friction into voting and all the sand into the machine, especially in communities they don’t feel will be reliable voters...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Ancient artifacts thousands of years old were returned to the Republic of Iraq this week. The artifacts had been seized by federal law enforcement officials in separate investigations. READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot In Pasadena; Suspect Alexis Ibarra Charged With Murder“Investigating cultural property and antiquities is a unique...
    (CNN)At least seven fighters from the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces were killed when ISIS attempted to break thousands of its fighters out of a Syrian prison on Thursday, an attack underlining concerns the terror group could be quietly resurging.The assault on the Ghweran prison, located in the northeastern city of Hasakah began Thursday when a...
    The U.S. military launched airstrikes in Syria in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces battling an attempted Islamic State prison break. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed on Friday that the United States “provided some airstrikes to support [SDF] as they deal with this particular prison break,” though he didn’t provide many details about them. The...
    By Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Associated Press BAGHDAD — Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early Friday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the Al-Azim district, an open area north of of Baqouba...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the Al-Azim district, an open area north of of Baqouba in Diyala province. The circumstances...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq security officials say Islamic State gunmen have killed 11 soldiers in an attack on army barracks north of Baghdad. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Laura Ingraham expressed regret over her support of the Iraq war on Thursday night. The Fox News host was speaking with Glenn Greenwald about rising tensions in eastern Europe, where Russia has amassed its military on the eastern border of Ukraine. There is concern that Russia could invade the country, just as it did in...
    Federal agents on Thursday returned two ancient stone artifacts to representatives of the Iraqi government at the country’s consulate in Los Angeles. The artifacts — a fragment of a stone tablet inscribed with cuneiform characters and a hexagonal prism used to teach schoolchildren the cuneiform alphabet — are believed to be about 4,000 years old,...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion has shut down a pipeline in southeastern Turkey that carries oil from Iraq to world markets, officials and news reports said. The blast late Tuesday near the town of Pazarcik in Kahramanmaras province caused a huge fire that forced authorities to also shut down a highway, the state-run Anadolu...
    BAGHDAD — At least four rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, two Iraqi security officials said. The area is home to diplomatic missions and the seat of Iraq's government, Three of the missiles struck within the perimeter of the American Embassy, the officials said. Another hit a school...
    RON DeSantis looks unrecognizable in photos from the Florida governor's time in the US Navy during the Iraq war, years before his election to Congress or his 2018 gubernatorial victory. DeSantis, 43, was assigned to the Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps (or JAG) in 2004, after completing his undergraduate degree at Yale, and while enrolled...
    The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was targeted by multiple rockets Thursday. U.S. officials said the attacks were launched by "terrorist groups" but did not say who specifically was responsible. A woman and a child from a nearby school were wounded in the attack, but a State Department official told CNN that U.S. personnel in...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, two Iraqi security officials said. The area is home to diplomatic missions and the seat of Iraq’s government, Two of the missiles struck within the parameters of the American Embassy, the officials said. Another hit...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento man once accused of being a terrorist is facing deportation back to Iraq. Omar Ameen’s attorneys told CBS13 they decided to file a federal lawsuit because they do not trust Immigration Review to give their client a fair proceeding. READ MORE: Mexican Singer Assaulted, Robbed Outside Of Tracy Nightclub Before...
    Baghdad: «Gulf» – Agencies Yesterday, Monday, the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohammed al-Halboosi decided to open the door of candidacy for those who want to run for the presidency of the Republic of Iraq, while the Democratic Party of Kurdistan announced the post. The President’s decision was resolved, citing an agreement to nominate two...
    By Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Associated Press BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new parliament reelected its speaker for a second term Sunday, the first step toward forming a new government after a general election whose results have been contested by powerful Iran-backed factions. In a reflection of tensions, the meeting was marked by disarray, with the eldest member...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s new parliament held its first session on Sunday, nearly three months after Iraqis voted in a general election whose results have been contested by powerful Iran-backed factions. The meeting ushers in what is likely to be a lengthy period of political wrangling among rival groups to choose a new president...
    The former commanding officer of one of Prince Andrew's Army regiments has called on him to give up his honorary military titles. Colonel Tim Collins, an Iraq War veteran, said the Duke of York should 'jump before he is pushed' out of the roles, potentially by The Queen. He is believed to be the most senior military...
    Iran’s effort to deify terrorist mastermind Gen. Qasem Soleimani on the second anniversary of his death in a U.S. airstrike hit a snag Thursday when a statue of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander was set on fire by persons unknown within hours of its unveiling in the southwestern city of Shahrekord. The statue,...
    Tony Blair secretly promised George Bush he would lead a public relations drive to promote the Iraq War, it was revealed last night. The former prime minister's pledge, which was approved by the then US president, is disclosed in a Downing Street memo leaked to the Daily Mail. It was written by Mr Blair's foreign...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Army three-star general with extensive experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been nominated to become the top U.S. commander for the Middle East. President Joe Biden has nominated Army Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla to head U.S. Central Command and be promoted to four-star general, according to multiple U.S....
    Garrisons housing American troops in Iraq and Syria were struck by Katyusha rockets and gunfire Wednesday in the latest attack to purportedly avenge a US airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. No casualties were reported after the rockets hit military bases in Iraq's western Anbar province and capital city Baghdad; in Syria, eight rounds...
    A base hosting U.S. troops at Baghdad’s international airport came under rocket fire on Wednesday while indirect fire hit another base hosting U.S. troops in Syria, part of a string of attacks in the days after the anniversary of the death of top Iranian general Qassim Soleimani. Eight rounds of indirect fire hit the base...
    ANOTHER bloody New Year’s Honour list without my name on it. Beggars belief, doesn’t it? The things I do for my country! I thought I’d get at least an OBE for really annoying those students at Durham University. Hell, there’s a job that NEEDED doing. And yet what do I get? Nada, zilch, naff all....
    U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria were targeted by suspected Iranian-backed militias, and they responded in kind. The insurgents fired eight rounds of indirect fire at the Green Village base, a Syrian Democratic Forces base with a small coalition presence, on Wednesday. The coalition reported no casualties, though there was minor damage. The coalition forces...
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An influential Saudi cleric who once served for years as head of the kingdom’s Shariah courts and whose ultraconservative views sparked outcry died on Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy that mirrored the kingdom’s decades-long slide toward Wahhabism. His family announced his death on Twitter, saying 90-year-ol Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed...
    Video captured the moment two explosive-laden drones were shot down in an attempted attack on a US base in Iraq on Tuesday.  The foiled strike came a day after similar devices with 'Soleimani's revenge' written on their wings were intercepted over Baghdad.  The drones were shot down by C-RAM air defenses as they approached the Ain al-Asad...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. led-coalition in Syria struck several launch sites for short-range rockets believed to be intended for attacks on an installation used by U.S. troops in eastern Syria, officials said Tuesday. The strikes against the launch sites apparently were conducted by U.S. forces, but a statement issued by the coalition did not...
    (CNN)The US military conducted strikes in Syria after indirect fire posed what a US-led coalition official called "an imminent threat" to troops near Green Village, a base in the east of the country near the Iraqi border. While the US is not officially confirming it conducted the strikes, a defense official with direct knowledge noted...
    FAMILIES of those killed in the Iraq War will hand back their medals over Tony Blair’s knighthood. Relatives branded the honour a “slap in the face”. 2Blair will be made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter 2Some 600,000 people online have signed a petition against the knighthood Some 600,000 people...
    THE US stopped a second armed drone attack on its forces in Iraq after Iran vows revenge for the 2020 killing of Qasem Soleimani. A similar attack was attempted on Monday after two armed drones were shot down. 1The US stopped a second armed drone attack on its forces in Iraq on TuesdayCredit: AP:Associated Press...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Two explosives-laden drones targeting an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops in western Anbar province were destroyed on Tuesday, a coalition official said. It was the second such attempted attack coinciding with the anniversary of the 2020 U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general near the Baghdad airport. On Monday,...
    TWO armed drones that were heading toward a US military base in Iraq were shot down on Monday. The attack came as Iran and its allies in Iraq marked the second anniversary of the assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. 1The remains of the wreckage of a drone are seen at Baghdad airport, Baghdad,...
    Two drones targeting US forces at Baghdad airport were shot down this morning as terrorists launched an attack on the anniversary of the killing of a revered Iranian commander. The 'suicide drones, or improvised cruise missiles' were launched at a compound housing US advisors at Baghdad airport at around 4.30am local time, security sources said. ...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Two armed drones were shot down at the Baghdad airport on Monday, a U.S.-led coalition official said, an attack that coincides with the anniversary of the 2020 U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. There were no reports of damage or injuries from the incident, which was also confirmed by an Iraqi...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hackers targeted the website of an Israeli newspaper early Monday, replacing its content with an image that threatened a site associated with Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons program on the anniversary of the killing of a prominent Iranian general. While no group immediately claimed responsibility, the image posted on...
    AN EX-ARMY sniper gave up his military career and now saves wild animals from blood thirsty, AK-47 wielding poachers. Damien Mander leads and trains an elite force of rangers who help protect animals like lions and elephants from the dangerous criminals. 9Damien Mander spent three years in Iraq after training as a sniperCredit:...
    BAGHDAD — Chanting anti-American slogans, hundreds of people rallied in the Iraqi capital Saturday to mark the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a U.S. drone strike. The crowd called for the expulsion of remaining American forces from Iraq during the demonstration commemorating the airstrike...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Chanting anti-American slogans, hundreds of people rallied in the Iraqi capital Saturday to mark the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a U.S. drone strike. The crowd called for the expulsion of remaining American forces from Iraq during the demonstration commemorating the...
    SADDAM Hussein’s execution ended the depraved life of one of the world’s most bloodthirsty tyrants. Gassing his own population, sending opponents to their death live on TV and a serial rapist, psychopathic son who tortured the national team's footballers were all part of his twisted world. 6Saddam Hussein ruled through violence and fearCredit: AFP -...
    Cheers and Jeers is a weekday post from the great state of Maine. As C&J posts its last column of 2021, we leave you with this… xHow small actions can lead to great changes!via @pascal_bornet pic.twitter.com/IrxmHNKLee— Tech Burrito (@TechAmazing) December 29, 2021 “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits...
    Iraq’s supreme court upheld the results of the October election of Shiite Muslim cleric and possible U.S. ally Muqtada al-Sadr on Monday, rejecting an appeal filed by pro-Iran factions. The Federal Supreme Court had not ratified the Oct. 10 election results, pending an appeal filed earlier this month by Hadi al-Amiri, who heads the pro-Iran Fatah...
    (CNN)Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of October's parliamentary election, dealing a blow to Iran-backed factions who have staged protests against the outcome of the vote. The results pave the way for Moqtada al-Sadr -- a firebrand cleric opposed to both Iranian and US influence in Iraq -- to decide the fate of the...
    BRUZGI, Belarus (AP) — On a sunny but freezing morning in a forested area of Belarus at the border with Poland, hundreds of migrants line up to receive hot food and water. They have been stuck here for over a month in the hopes of entering the European Union. Despite several failed attempts to storm...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Iran-backed factions contesting the results of country’s parliamentary elections held in October. The development marked another boost for an influential Shiite cleric who had been confirmed as the winner of the vote. The appeal was submitted by Hadi al-Ameri, head of...
    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The bodies of 16 Iraqi Kurdish migrants who drowned last month as they attempted to cross the English Channel were repatriated to northern Iraq on Sunday. The Nov. 24 disaster, in which 27 migrants died, has been described as the worst on record involving migrants trying to cross the perilous passage...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden thanked service members stationed across the globe for their service in a Christmas Day virtual meeting from the White House."The holidays really bring into sharp focus, being apart is -- it's just part of the job, but it's the hard part of the job, and it's who you guys are," he...
    Several residents of Al-Hamdaniya, an Iraqi Christian town, dressed up as Santa Claus to stage an uplifting Christmas parade for local children on Sunday, roughly seven years after the community was invaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported Monday. About one dozen local men donned Santa Claus costumes,...