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Historic Syrian antiques plundered amid civil war
Ancient Roman-era Odyssey mosaics in northern Syria have been stolen, reminding the world about the increasing pillage of historic Syrian artifacts. The ongoing conflict in the war-torn country has prevented authorities from preserving the treasures.

18.02.2013 13:46

At least 37 killed in spate of deadly Iraq bomb blasts (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A series of car bomb blasts has struck Shia Muslim areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 37 people and injuring over 130. The attacks come amid renewed sectarian tensions in Iraq and protests against the Shia-led government.

17.02.2013 18:18

­US used 'Christian heavy metal' to torture Iraqi militants
Torture doesn't necessarily have to deal with physical pain. The US military have used Christian heavy metal music by the band Demon Hunter after rockers Metallica asked they stop using their recordings on prisoners.

13.02.2013 15:30

­Baghdad hosts first fashion show since US invasion (PHOTOS)
As wartime seems to have passed for Baghdad, the local fashion and beauty industry has begun to recover. The city has hosted the first fashion show since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq which echoes a turn around in the social life of the city.

13.02.2013 10:00

Icelandic MP planning Bradley Manning support trip despite US legal threats
Despite potential legal retribution from American authorities, the Icelandic MP and WikiLeaks member who released the infamous ‘Collateral Murder’ video showing US war crimes in Iraq has announced plans to visit the land of the free.

11.02.2013 23:21

Dozens killed as suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in northern Iraq (PHOTOS)
A suicide bomber and a group of gunmen have besieged a police station in northern Iraq, killing at least 33 people. The ensuing gun battle between militants and officers wounded a further 70 people.

03.02.2013 07:19

Five killed, 23 wounded as Iraqi army opens fire on anti-govt protest
Iraqi soldiers killed five people after opening fire on an anti-government protest in an attempt to disperse it, reports Al Jazeera. Troops clashed with thousands of Sunni Muslims in Falluja, protesting against Iraq’s Shiite PM Nuri al-Maliki.

25.01.2013 10:15

US Military suicides continue to climb, reaching record in 2012
The US Military’s suicide rate grew a startling 15 percent in 2012. The Pentagon, which has put great effort into lowering military suicide rates, has acknowledged that battle casualties are no longer the primary reason for soldiers’ deaths.

15.01.2013 10:10

Defense contractor awards Abu Ghraib torture victims meager $5 million settlement
A US contractor responsible for torturing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid 71 former detainees $5.28 million in compensation, a meager amount compared to similar cases in the US.

09.01.2013 17:55

At least 22 dead and scores injured as wave of blasts sweeps Iraq
Multiple explosions have struck Iraq, leaving at least 11 dead and over 40 wounded report local officials. It comes as mass protests against the country’s Shiite-dominated government sweep the country.

31.12.2012 09:00

Thousands of Iraqi Sunnis rally against Shia-led government
Thousands of Sunnis have rallied in the Iraqi province of Anbar, blocking a highway linking Baghdad with neighboring Jordan and Syria. Protesting against the national Shia-led government – the action highlights rising sectarian tensions in the country.

27.12.2012 01:00

Lukoil refuses to take over ExxonMobil stake in Iraqi project
The Russian oil producer Lukoil has turned down an offer from the Iraqi government to replace Exxon Mobil at the West Qurna-1 field in Iraq.

24.12.2012 12:06

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