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Iraq blocks Syria-bound North Korean plane, suspects weapons cargo
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Friday it has denied permission to a North Korean plane bound for Syria to pass through Iraqi airspace on suspicion it could be carrying weapons, and the United States stressed the need to prevent any such arms transfers.
Iraq to search Syria-bound Iranian aircraft
Iraq bars passage of N. Korean flight to Syria
Iraq bars Syria-bound plane with suspected arms
Iraq Roadside Bomb Kills 5
Iraq denies the claims. Al-Moussawi told The Associated Press that Baghdad has informed Tehran of their decision to search Iranian planes, flying to Syria, "if we have suspicions on the nature of the cargo." On Friday, Iraq prevented a North Korean ...
Bombings kill six in Iraq
ABC News (blog)
Army Deserter Arrested at Border; Opposed Iraq War
ABC News (blog)
Thirty-year-old Kimberly Rivera, an Army private and mother of four, had fled to Canada to escape returning to Iraq, where she had already served three months. She traveled to Canada during a home leave, citing her opposition to the war in Iraq. Chief ...
US soldier who refused to go back to Iraq arrested on return from Canada
Iraq War defector held at Fort Drum after arrest
Iraq war resister deported from Canada, arrested at US border
Robert Beecroft, Richard Olson Confirmed By Senate As Ambassadors To Iraq ...
WASHINGTON -- The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nominees to serve as ambassadors to Iraq and Pakistan. By voice vote early Saturday morning, lawmakers backed the selection of Richard Olson to be U.S. envoy in Pakistan.
US Senate approves envoys to Iraq, Pakistan
US Senate approves ambassadors to Iraq, Pakistan
You'll Never Guess Who Showed Up For The Huge Mine Clearing Exercise In ...
The P-307 was delivered to Iraq in March 2012, carries a 30mm cannon and is manned by crew of 25 sailors. I talked to a Navy officer who told me if I was able to see it, I could go ahead and report it. The P-307 wasn't there long, and right after I ...
Pullout cuts US influence in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News
With Allawi, a secular Shiite and the leader of a bloc with broad Sunni support, the Obama administration calculated, Iraq would have a more inclusive government and would check the worrisome drift toward authoritarianism under Prime Minister Nouri ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Iran recalls start of war with Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle
Iran's Revolutionary Guards marched Friday during a military parade commemorating the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war 32 years ago in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran. In the West ...
Iraq aims to unite with new national anthem, flag
Business Recorder (blog)
Iraq is seeking to replace its national anthem and flag in a move aimed at providing unifying national symbols and putting decades of conflict and hardship in the country behind it. "We are determined to finish the new flag and anthem this year, in ...
Going for a song: Iraq to get new national anthem and flag
Iraq aims to adopt new national flag, anthem
Lucent to Pay $4.2M Over Iraq 911 System Testing
A French-owned telecommunications company has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower's lawsuit over the testing of a 911-style emergency response system in Iraq, the Justice Department said Friday. Lucent Technologies World Services Inc., ...
Iranian Dissidents Convince US to Drop Terror Label
New York Times
The decision removes a shadow from the Mujahedeen Khalq, known as the M.E.K., which lost a brutal power struggle with supporters of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the first years after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and then relocated to Iraq. Scorned ...
US to remove Iranian group Mujahedin Khalq from terrorist list
Iranian exile group in Iraq to be removed from terror list
Reports: US To Take MKO Off Blacklist