Lebanese banks target Iraq and Libya as home market stalls
LONDON | Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:15pm EST. LONDON Nov 26 (Reuters) - Lebanon's biggest bank, Bank Audi , will launch operations in Iraq next year and its rival Byblos Bank is to enter the Libyan market as both contend with a flagging domestic economy.
Agreement reached to ease Iraq's crisis
Share. Agreement reached to ease Iraq's crisis. BAGHDAD - Top federal and Kurdish security officials agreed in Baghdad on Monday to “activate” coordinating committees between their forces and work to calm the situation in northern Iraq, a statement said.
Arab-Kurdish war drums roar in northern Iraq
Dialogue only way to solve Iraq dispute: Kurd PM
Baghdad, Kurds agree to defuse tension
Iraq free of sectarian violence during Ashura
Baghdad (CNN) -- The commemoration of Ashura, arguably the holiest day on the Shiite Muslim calendar, passed without significant violence in Iraq Sunday. The peace was a marked contrast to the last eight years in which hundreds of people died in ...
At renovated Iraq shrine, Shiites mark a holy day
Millions flood Iraq shrine city for Ashura peak
Photos: Ashoura – a day of remembrance
9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress
She lost her first election, but six years later gave it another try and now is one of nine veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who will serve in next year's freshman class in the of House of Representatives. Veterans' groups say the influx of ...
Dionne: The new Greatest Generation
With Tulsi And Tammy, 17 Vets From Recent Wars In Congress
Battle-hardened double amputee to prospective congressional foes: 'Bring it'
James Brobyn, Iraq War Veteran, Recalls Pursuing Insurgent Who Killed ...
In a matter of seconds on a dusty highway in Iraq, James Brobyn's eight-wheel, 14-ton tank shot up in the air and its armor-plated siding was torn open like a sardine can. The first lieutenant of his Marine division witnessed the death of his driver ...
New York Daily News
Wait a minute!: I served under Petraeus in Iraq and I saw the difference he made
Foreign Policy (blog)
"Tell me how this ends." General Petraeus posed that rhetorical question to historian Rick Atkinson in 2003. Petraeus then was commanding the 101st Airborne during the invasion of Iraq. His question captured the fundamental disconnect between what we ...
Letter from the US: Petraeus sex scandal covers more shocking story
Middle East Online
Turkey, Iraq exchange sharp rhetoric with Syria as backdrop
Salt Lake Tribune
Tayyip Recep Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, said this week that recent clashes in the north of Iraq between Iraqi government forces and the Peshmerga, who report to the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, "could be an oil feud as well as a ...
Talks to defuse Iraq army-Kurdish standoff make little headway
Kurdish Fighters Gather in Disputed Area in Iraq
Turkey, Iraq engage in war of words
Ancient Iraq revealed
Jason Ur, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, is breaking new ground with a Harvard-led archaeological project in the war-torn nation of Iraq. He is focusing on a 3,200-square-kilometer region around Irbil, the capital of the ...
Will Obama Duplicate Iraq Errors in Afghanistan?
Kim and Fred Kagan have a typically trenchant op-ed in the Washington Post today on the minimal force requirements necessary for post-2014 Afghanistan. Bottom line up front: They argue a force of at least 30,000 personnel will be needed for a bare ...
Afghanistan Post 2014: US May Keep Thousands Of Troops In Afghanistan
Hostility And Smiles On The Streets Of Nasiriyah, Iraq
The streets of Iraq all look pretty much the same – concrete buildings and blast walls. Some municipalities have gussied up the sidewalks with potted plants and colored bricks, but most places just have the same grim gray surfaces. We walked through ...