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In what’s being billed by the White House as a major national security speech, President Obama this week will explain his policies dealing with counterterrorism, the use of drone aircraft, Al Qaeda, and the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 7:27 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian troops backed by tanks and warplanes launched an assault Sunday on a strategic rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, pounding the area with airstrikes and artillery salvos that killed at least 30 people and forced residents to scramble for cover in basements and makeshift bunkers, activists said.
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 2:32 pm
By Manuela Badawy NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the world's biggest central banks driving yields on safe assets to near zero, some investors are tossing caution to the wind and rushing to buy illiquid and previously overlooked bonds sold by countries with no capital markets track record. Even the biggest investors acknowledge that "frontier markets" like Vietnam and Romania aren't for the faint of heart because nobody knows whether these new debt market players will be able to make good on their obligations. …
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 1:21 pm
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda placed a bounty on her husband's head, Mary Feierstein learned of it from a friend who called and said, "You must be a mess!" U.S. Ambassador Gerald Feierstein was thousands of miles (km) away at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, without his wife and family on what is called an "unaccompanied" posting. He is one of more than a thousand U.S. diplomats on such tours of duty in danger spots around the world, part of a trend that is changing the definition of being a diplomat. …
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 9:53 am
Rome protest turns up heat on new PM Letta ROME (Reuters) – Thousands of people protested in Rome on Saturday against austerity policies and high unemployment, urging new Prime Minister Enrico Letta to focus on creating jobs to help pull the country out of recession. “We hope that this government will finally start listening to us because we are losing our patience,” said Enzo Bernardis, who joined the sea of protesters waving red flags and calling for more workers’ rights and better contracts. …
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 11:35 pm
May 18 is Armed Forces Day and in honor of that, some cities are staging the usual summer weekend fanfare to mark the occasion—events like parades, softball tournaments and outdoor concerts will be in effect all weekend.
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 9:09 pm
RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) – Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed four state-backed Sunni fighters in Iraq on Saturday, security sources said, apparently viewing them as collaborators with the Shi'ite-led government of a nation plagued by sectarian hatred. Sunni-Shi'ite tensions in Iraq have been amplified by the conflict between mostly Sunni rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite-dominated forces in neighboring Syria. …
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 6:29 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A string of attacks killed at least 16 people in Iraq on Saturday, while gunmen abducted eight policemen guarding a post on the country's main highway to Jordan and Syria, the latest in a wave of violence to grip the country.
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 5:20 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen killed an anti-terrorism policeman and his family in Baghdad on Saturday, while kidnappers abducted eight policemen guarding a post on Iraq’s main highway to Jordan and Syria, the latest in a wave of violence to grip the country. Attackers also shot dead a Sunni cleric in the Shiite-majority south.
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 3:21 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Police officials say gunmen have kidnapped eight Iraqi policemen who were guarding a post on the main highway to Jordan and Syria.
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 12:41 pm
Iraq – Google News
Border crossing to Iraq offers lifeline
A border crossing between the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and Syria has become a lifeline for thousands of Syrians. About 150 people cross the river every day, seeking refuge or to buy essential supplies, carrying what they can back to their homes.
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Posted on 19 May 2013 | 5:33 pm
Sri Lanka asked to curb refuse tea exports to Iraq: commerce ministry
Lanka Business Online
The delegation from Iraq included Zainab Lateef, director, Iraqi automated analysis division), Lateefa Mourad, chair, chemistry division of Iraqi food industry department), Salim Adid Ali Biologist, food industry department) and Nagham Dhafir …
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Posted on 19 May 2013 | 1:18 pm
Iraq veering back to civil war as Shia rule with heavy hand
For, in this “democratic” Iraq, one community, the majority Shias – or, more precisely, one man, prime minister Nouri al-Maliki – have emerged just as dominant, within the ruling apparatus, over the other two as Saddam and his Sunnis were in the former …
Iraq PM calls joint Sunni-Shiite prayers after attacksGlobalPost
Iraqi premier calls for joint Sunni-Shia prayersPress TV
NEWS ALERT: Iraq Christians Suffer As Violence Kills 140BosNewsLife
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Posted on 19 May 2013 | 11:01 am
Sectarian violence erupts anew in Iraq
Tensions have grown in recent months between Iraq's Sunnis and Shiites, especially after an incident last month in Hawija, in Kirkuk province, where Iraqi security forces raided a site used by Sunni protesters to demonstrate against the Shiite-led …
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 5:43 pm
Gunmen kill anti-terror policeman and family as Iraq violence continues
Tensions have been worsening since Iraq's minority Sunnis began protesting what they say is mistreatment at the hands of the Shiite-led government, including random detentions and neglect. The mass demonstrations, which began in December, have …
Iraq death toll stirs fears of civil warAljazeera.com
Iraq violence: Eight die in fresh attacksBBC News
Iraq: Militants kill Sunni fighters in HQ attackScotland on Sunday
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Posted on 18 May 2013 | 5:42 pm
Deadly Iraq violence spills into fourth day
Deadly violence in Iraq has spilled into a fourth day, with reports that seven more people killed and three more injured, amid fears over a new round of sectarian bloodshed. Two police officers were killed on Saturday after an improvised device …
Posted on 18 May 2013 | 7:24 am
Iraq violence: Dozens killed in blasts targeting Sunnis
More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in several bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq's worst day of violence for months. In the first attack, in Baquba, about 50km (30 miles) north of Baghdad, at least 41 people were killed …
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 10:14 pm
Bombs targeting Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq
Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas on Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than eight months. The major spike in sectarian bloodshed heightened fears the country could again be veering …
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 9:48 pm
Revenge attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq kills 40
Bombs killed 47 people in central Iraq on Friday in two separate incidents. The first attack claimed 40 lives as worshippers left prayers at a Sunni mosque in Baquba, 50km north-east of Baghdad. It followed two days of attacks, many in Shia districts …
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 7:11 pm
Iraq violence: Bomber targets Shia mosque in Kirkuk
A suicide bomber has attacked a Shia mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least eight people, police say. The mosque was being attended by relatives mourning victims of violence in the city the day before. Hours earlier, at least 12 …
Posted on 16 May 2013 | 6:35 pm