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  • Iraq: Separate attacks kill at least 12 people 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:46 am
  • BAGHDAD - Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others.

  • Iraqi called war hero sentenced in Colorado rape 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:01 pm
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - An Iraqi man who immigrated to the United States after helping U.S. soldiers in his homeland has been sentenced to 28 years to life in a rape case.

  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:37 am
  • EL CAJON, California - What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.

  • Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.

  • Veteran seeks Iraq, Afghan war monument in Pontiac 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:04 am
  • PONTIAC, Illinois - A U.S. Navy veteran from Pontiac wants to put up a monument to honor Livingston County residents who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Report: Iran's border guards start limited drill 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:49 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state television is reporting that a four-day, limited drill for border guards has begun in five provinces near the Islamic Republic's border with Iraq.

  • Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:04 am
  • NEW YORK - Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

  • Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:13 pm
  • BAGHDAD - Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.

  • Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:47 am
  • ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - After days of high-profile, pressure-filled meetings, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got to horse around a bit during a short stop in Mongolia on Thursday.

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:44 pm
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

  • GSK launches probe into Iraq bribery claims 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
  • LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline said Monday it has launched an investigation into allegations it bribed doctors in Iraq, as the pharmaceuticals giant remains embroiled in a major corruption scandal in China.

  • Iraq signs preliminary deal for Czech planes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:26 am
  • PRAGUE - Iraq has signed a preliminary agreement to buy 12 Czech-made light combat planes as it works to restore combat capability decimated in the U.S.-led invasion.

  • Soldiers killed at Fort Hood had years of service 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:01 pm
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commander at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, on Friday released the names of the three soldiers killed by Spc. Ivan Lopez, who then used the same .45-caliber pistol to kill himself. Milley said the shooting rampage on Wednesday at Fort Hood followed a verbal altercation.

  • Fort Hood reveals identities of 3 soldiers killed 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:37 pm
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - The three soldiers killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood by another military man had served in the military for years and been deployed to Iraq as well as other places.

  • Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:05 pm
  • Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.

  • AP photographer killed, reporter wounded 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

  • Soldier from western NY is among Fort Hood wounded 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:13 pm
  • ALLEGANY, New York - An Iraq War veteran from western New York was among the 16 people wounded during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

  • Army says alleged shooter saw no combat in Iraq 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:31 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat.

  • Ex-soldier injured in Iraq invited to Tahoe event 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:12 pm
  • PHOENIX - A former soldier and amateur athlete who lost a leg to a roadside bomb blast in Iraq says golf has become both therapy and a passion.

  • Q&A: Morris on Rumsfeld doc, 'It's a horror movie' 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:56 pm
  • NEW YORK - Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos - "snowflakes," Rumsfeld called them - from the former secretary of defense and architect of the Iraq war.

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:35 am
  • RAMADI, Iraq - An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts.

  • Syriac Orthodox church elects new patriarch 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:19 am
  • BEIRUT - The Syriac Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to lead one of the world's oldest Christian sects, Lebanon's national news agency said Monday.

  • Knox moves from the battlefield to the courtroom 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 1:09 pm
  • HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - John F. Knox III has taken a unique path to his new law career.

  • Iraq's West Qurna-2 oil field starts production 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 7:46 am
  • BAGHDAD - Iraq's oil minister says Russia's Lukoil-led group has begun pumping oil from the massive West Qurna-2 oil field in southern Iraq.

  • New details emerge in Blackwater shootings case 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Prosecutors say they intend to introduce evidence at an upcoming trial of Blackwater security guards of deep hostility by several of the guards toward the Iraqi civilian population in the year before shootings that killed 14 Iraqis and wounded at least 18 others.