With U.S. troops barely gone, Iraq's government is breaking apart
Kansas City Star
By ROY GUTMAN BAGHDAD -- Faster than anyone expected, barely a month after the last US troops left, Iraq's government appears to be coming apart, prompting fears that the country is headed for another round of sectarian strife. ...
Rising Strife Threatens Tenuous Iraqi Stability
Human Rights Watch: Iraq becoming 'police state'
Human Rights Watch details Iraq crackdowns, warns of 'budding police state'
Kuwait: Ambassador to US during 1990 Iraq invasion dies
KUWAIT CITY — Sheik Saud Al Nasser Al Sabah, who served as Kuwait's ambassador to the US during Iraq's 1990 invasion of the oil-rich country and the American-led war to oust Saddam Hussein's forces, has died, a government-backed newspaper reported ...
Iraq and Kuwait mull reparations 'fund': UN
Saud Nasser al-Sabah, Former Kuwaiti Ambassador, Dies at 68
Globe and Mail
Iraq Oil Minister in Tehran Says OPEC Must Avoid Politics
22 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq's Oil Minister Abdul Kareem al- Luaibi told Iran that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries must avoid political considerations as crude is a strategic commodity affecting the world, the Islamic Republic News Agency ...
Report: OPEC Wants to Stay out of Iran-West Spat
Rights group says Iraq is a 'budding police state'
An international rights group says Iraq's government cracked down harshly on dissent during the past year of Arab Spring uprisings, turning the country into a "budding police state" as autocratic regimes crumbled elsewhere in the region. ...
The Nation, Pakistan
Iraq seeks bidders on $450 mln Kerbala rail project
BAGHDAD Jan 22 (Reuters) - Iraq has invited foreign companies to compete for a $450 million monorail project in the southern holy city of Kerbala, which hosts millions of Shi'ite pilgrims each year. The rail line is among many road, railway, ...
Iraq seeks bidders on $450 million Kerbala rail project
The Daily Star
Lebanon's rise continues as Iraq go down
The Daily Star
By Kenny Laurie SIDON, Lebanon: It is a measure of how far Lebanon have come in the last six months that their 1-0 win over Iraq in Sidon Sunday had a clear air of inevitability about it. Except for a shot from Amjid Radi in the 75th minute that hit ...
Lebanon beats Iraq 1-0 in friendly
Alan McMenemy's body recovered five years after Iraq kidnap
The British Embassy in Baghdad has confirmed that a body handed over to them is that of Alan McMenemy, who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2007. Mr McMenemy, a security guard from Glasgow, was snatched along with three other guards and an IT expert. ...
Body of Iraq hostage Alan McMenemy handed to British embassy in Iraq
Body of Iraq hostage Alan McMenemy handed over to Baghdad embassy
Body of Iraq hostage is returned
Marine's Iraq killings trial resumes in California
Testimony in the trial of a Marine sergeant charged in the biggest criminal case to emerge from the Iraq war resumed Friday with no explanation of what lawyers were negotiating during a two-day delay. The judge advised jurors not to speculate on the ...
Iraq Seeks Bids for $450 Million Monorail Project in Karbala
Iraq's southern Karbala province invited bids for a $450 million monorail project, the head of the region's investment agency said. The 18 kilometer (11 mile) rail line would link Karbala, a city of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims, with the provinces of ...
Austin Salutes: Sgt. Brandon Dawson
Dawson was part of the 36th infantry division headquarters deployed with 700 soldiers to Iraq last year. The unit commanded Southern Iraq as military operations there wrapped up. Most of the soldiers came back last fall but the official end to the ...
Sen. Hutchison thanks Camp Mabry soldiers