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Iraq death toll reaches 13 as bombings strike shortly before sunset north of ... - Washington Post Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:45:42 GMT

Iraq death toll reaches 13 as bombings strike shortly before sunset north of ...
Washington Post
BAGHDAD — Three bomb blasts shortly before sunset Wednesday killed 10 people north of Baghdad in the latest spasm of violence to grip Iraq. The blasts underscored the volatility of the country eight months after the last U.S. troops pulled out ...

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Remember Iraq? - New York Times (blog) Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:56:36 GMT

Remember Iraq?
New York Times (blog)
Since troops withdrew at the end of 2011, Iraq has receded from the American public consciousness. Just consider the U.S. presidential campaign where the economy – understandably – predominates. President Obama and Mitt Romney rarely even mention ...
Lest We Forget IraqAmerican Spectator (blog)

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Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon, Iraqi Hero Who Aided US Military, Charged ... - Huffington Post Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:37:21 GMT

The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon, Iraqi Hero Who Aided US Military, Charged ...
Huffington Post
DENVER — An Iraqi man hailed as a hero for helping U.S. soldiers in Iraq is one of five Iraqis accused of rape-related charges after a woman suffered serious injuries during a sex assault in Colorado Springs. Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon, 22, was ...
Suspect was hailed as Iraq War heroKOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

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The YES Academy in Iraq - Huffington Post Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:02:41 GMT

Kansas City Star

The YES Academy in Iraq
Huffington Post
"Min hem ya neem," bellowed the baritone Kurdish Hamlet. To be or not to be -- always a good question to be asked of any public diplomacy venture. Recently, American Voices held its annual Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy in the city of Duhok, ...
Kurds' ambitions add explosive element to Syria equationCNN
Iraq says Kurdish oil exports at 116000 bpd after restartReuters
Iraq warns Total over oil deal in Kurdish regionWashington Post
Businessweek
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Bahrain's Gulf Air to resume Iraq, Iran flights - Boston.com Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:11:00 GMT

AFP

Bahrain's Gulf Air to resume Iraq, Iran flights
Boston.com
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's national airline plans to restart flights to Iran and Iraq after halting service to the Shiite-led countries at the height of anti-government unrest last year. Gulf Air said Wednesday it will operate flights to Baghdad ...
Bahrain's Gulf Air to resume flights to Iraq, IranAFP
Gulf Air will restart Iran, Iraq flightsGulf Daily News
Gulf Air to resume flights to Iran and IraqArabian Aerospace (blog)

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Iraq war vet losing battle to keep his firefighter's job - Albany Times Union Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:28:00 GMT

Iraq war vet losing battle to keep his firefighter's job
Albany Times Union
Jeffrey Wright sits on the porch of his home Friday, July 6, 2012 in Troy, N.Y. Wright is a war veteran diagnosed with PTSD and is a married father of four. The City of Troy Fire Department is seeking to fire him due to fire chief's decision not to ...

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Smith dismisses call for Iraq War inquiry - Sydney Morning Herald Thu, 16 Aug 2012 02:14:13 GMT

The Guardian

Smith dismisses call for Iraq War inquiry
Sydney Morning Herald
Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser is among a group of eminent Australians who are calling for an inquiry into the Iraq War, but Defence Minister Stephen Smith says there is no need to reinvestigate the issue. The group - which also includes former ...
Australia urged to hold Iraq war inquiryABC Online
Australian politicians demand inquiry into Iraq invasionThe Guardian
Why did we go to war in Iraq?Brisbane Times
SBS
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Iraq donkey brought to Nebraska dies - Lincoln Journal Star Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:03:42 GMT

Military Times

Iraq donkey brought to Nebraska dies
Lincoln Journal Star
Smoke became a friend to the Marines in Iraq three years ago. Col. John Folsom was among those who took care of him until 2009, when the Marines left the area. Folsom, now retired, was the driving force behind the operation to bring Smoke to the U.S ...
'Battle buddy' Smoke the donkey diesOmaha World-Herald
'Smoke' The Donkey, Beloved By Camp Pendleton Marines, Dies (Video)Kbps

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Iraq's Wheat Production Advanced 7% in 2011-12 From Year Earlier - Bloomberg Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:56:15 GMT

Iraq's Wheat Production Advanced 7% in 2011-12 From Year Earlier
Bloomberg
Iraq's wheat output rose 7 percent to 3 million metric tons in the 2011-12 season compared with the previous year, according to a planning ministry spokesman. The country produced 2.8 million tons in the 2010- 11 season, Abdul Zahra al-Hindawi said by ...

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Iraq awards contract to aid oil exports - UPI.com Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:06:26 GMT

Herald Scotland

Iraq awards contract to aid oil exports
UPI.com
"This is our first offshore operations contract in Iraq which broadens the scope of our growing operations within an important country for Petrofac," Marwan Chedid, the top operations manager for Petrofac, said in a statement. The contract is for ...
Oilfield service firm Petrofac wins Iraq contractSacramento Bee
Petrofac wins $100m Iraq offshore contract [TradeArabia]Equities.com
Petrofac Signs $100M Iraq Offshore Operations ContractWall Street Journal

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