Iraq

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From penalty kicks to Scud missiles

By Ryan Hill
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Sports | Silence, tears, fistfights, riots—the 2014 World Cup has turned many hearts sour as Germany, Argentina, and other powerhouses eliminate their weaker…

Midday Roundup: ISIS gets its hands on nuclear material

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Loose nukes. The ISIS terror group in Iraq has seized about 88 pounds of uranium kept at Mosul University, Reuters reports. The uranium is not weapons-grade,

Globe Trot: Israel arrests suspects in Palestinian teen’s death

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Authorities shocked Israelis and Palestinians on Sunday when they arrested six Jewish suspects accused of burning to death an Arab teenager who was…

Midday Roundup: ISIS declares Islamic state in Iraq

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Consolidating power. The Sunni Muslim group ISIS declared an Islamic state in territories it has seized in Iraq and Syria. The group calls the new state a…

Midday Roundup: Bobby Jindal signs law protecting babies of brain dead mothers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Defender of life. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Thursday that will protect unborn babies whose mothers are declared brain dead. The bill,

Laying siege from the shadows

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Saddam’s deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may be key to understanding the lightning strikes and success of Sunni militants in Iraq

Globe Trot: Will the U.S. partner with Assad to save Iraq?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The Pentagon said 130 U.S. military advisors now are in place in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army’s ability to wage war against terrorists. Syrian…

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. have a chance to contain ISIS last year?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Baghdad this morning to meet with key Iraqi leaders. The Obama administration is making not-so-subtle…

Globe Trot: ISIS publishes its terror agenda

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: ISIS (also ISIL) militants continue fighting in Syria as well as Iraq. This week, they posted an alarming statement concerning their…

Obama: U.S. troops will not return to Iraq

By Leigh Jones
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Iraq | President Barack Obama reiterated today that American troops will not be going back to Iraq to help quell a militant Islamic insurgency threatening to…

President Bush’s 2007 warning on Iraq

By Cal Thomas
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Iraq | George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of…

Iraqi troops who fled: ‘Death is more merciful’

By Michael Cochrane
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Iraq | Iraqi soldiers say they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under an onslaught of Islamic militants. Their commanders disappeared. Pleas for more…

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