Middle East Online
In winding down war, a fundamentally different challenge in Afghanistan than Iraq
The narrative that the Obama administration has laid out for winding down the war in Afghanistan has a familiar feel: It is intended to evoke the gradual withdrawal from Iraq. But the administration faces a fundamentally different challenge in ...
The Risky Business Of Post-War Contracting
Iraq says US must obtain its permission for drones
New Republic: Stop Saying Our Wars Are Over
Statoil seeks Iraq's OK to sell oilfield stake
Iraq oil ministry agrees in principle to deal * Agreement in "final stages" - official (Adds background, details) By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Norway's Statoil wants to sell its stake in a giant 12.9 billion barrel oilfield in southern ...
Iraq oil minister assents to Statoil-Lukoil sale
'Looking for way out': Statoil at West Qurna 2
Marine Fights Conviction for Suicide Attempt
(PHOTOS: Iraq Troops Return Home in Time for the Holidays) The Marine Corps wasn't immediately able to provide statistics on prosecutions or convictions for intentional self-injury without intent to avoid service. The Navy, which handles some services ...
Iraq's Faltering Economy
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Iraq's parliament reconvened this week after the Iraqiyya bloc ended its two-month boycott protesting the alleged persecution of Sunni officials and the arrest warrant issued on terrorism charges for Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi.
Progress in Iraq's parliament?
Watching the Cracks Widen in Iraq
Iraq's al-Qaida claims responsibility for attack on Shiite-led government ...
Iraq's Oil Law May Be Pushed Till End of 2012, Ghadhban Says
Iraq's proposed energy law, intended to spur foreign investment in the world's fifth-largest holder of oil deposits, will be delayed for the rest of this year due to political divisions, the prime minister's top adviser said.
Brisbane man who embezzled from soldier in Iraq gets jail time
San Jose Mercury News
By Joshua Melvin email@example.com A Brisbane man who embezzled $30000 from a soldier while he was deployed in Iraq was sentenced Thursday to four months in jail, a prosecutor said. Kenneth McCall, 66, was taken into custody immediately ...
US troops' war experience aids hostage rescues
Hallums was kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq in 2004 and held for 311 days before US Army Delta Force operators rescued him from a small, underground room. US special forces units are compiling a string of successful hostage rescues, thanks to improved ...
AP Enterprise: War experience, technology helps US military in sucessful ...
Iraq court agrees execution of Baghdad church attackers
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's highest court ratified death sentences on Thursday for three men convicted of a 2010 attack on a Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, the bloodiest attack on Iraqi Christians after the 2003 invasion.
Baghdad says US Iran sanctions a problem for Iraq
Iraq seeks waiver for Iran sanctions
Iraq confirms death sentences for church attack
Veterans help manufacturers plug skills gap
These days the 25-year-old, who also served in the Iraq war, is an aircraft engine mechanic at global aerospace firm AAR's plant in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is applying skills honed while working on helicopters during his eight years of service in the ...
Analysis: Middle East turmoil draws Turkey and Iraqi Kurds
By Jon Hemming | ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Upheaval in the Middle East and mutual economic interests are drawing together two unlikely partners; rising powerhouse Turkey and an entity whose name Turkish leaders hardly dare mention - Kurdistan, ...
Shiite-Kurdish Tensions Rising
Kurds Seize on Iraqi Crisis to Advance Bid for Oil, Land
Middle East turmoil draws Turkey and Iraqi Kurds closer