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Persecution of Iraqi Christians a ‘crime’ – Ban

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State militants could constitute a crime against humanity.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans


Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Displaced Iraqis fight over food for Ramadan

In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo, displaced Iraqi citizens gather for a communal meal to break their fast during the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, at an encampment for displaced Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns, in the Khazer area outside Irbil, northern Iraq. AP

Waving pots and pans, police pushed back dozens of hungry Iraqi refugees as they rushed to seize free food, ending their first daylong fast of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in an encampment for the displaced.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Al-Qaida splinter declares Islamic caliphate

Mideast Iraq

The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state on Sunday and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

GOPers Cheney, Paul trade criticisms over Iraq

This Friday, June 20, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. The Kentucky Republican told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, June 22, that he blames those who supported the military action in Iraq with emboldening Iran to have a larger presence in the region. He said questions about whether President Barack Obama's current foreign policies are wrong should also be asked of those who originally supported the Iraq war. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Two prominent Republicans exchanged criticism over U.S. involvement in Iraq on dueling Sunday news shows.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »