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A no-win situation in Iraq?

A no-win situation in Iraq?

It was supposed to be over, America’s war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and […]

Kurds may finally get U.S. weapons

Kurds may finally get U.S. weapons

For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. And for just as long, the administration has rebuffed the Kurds, America’s closest allies in Iraq. U.S. officials insisted they could only sell arms to the government in Baghdad, even after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki broke a written promise to […]

Ceasefore ends, Gaza airstrikes back in force

Ceasefore ends, Gaza airstrikes back in force

Israeli warplanes carried out 30 air strikes over Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, as militants fired six rockets into Israel, leaving international mediators scrambling to rescue ceasefire talks. Gaza emergency services said two men were killed in a strike on a motorcycle in Al-Maghazi camp and that the bodies of three others were pulled […]

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Are we returning to a war in Iraq?

Declaring that “America is coming to help,” President Barack Obama is authorizing U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrops of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq to counter advancing Islamic militants and the threat they pose to Americans as well as Iraqi civilians. The threat to renew U.S. military involvement in Iraq’s long sectarian war came in […]

Will Afghanistan really get a new president?

Will Afghanistan really get a new president?

Afghanistan’s feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August. The breakthrough came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened a second day of talks in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the fragile country from collapsing into political chaos after disputed […]

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

FDA says some tattoo inks cause infections

Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. recalled inks in in-home tattoo kits after testing confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened bottles. […]

Republicans say CIA torture brought down bin Laden

Republicans say CIA torture brought down bin Laden

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release a report asserting the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques helped bring down Osama bin Laden and disrupt terrorist plots, the panel’s top Republican said on Sunday. “Information gleaned from these interrogations was in fact used to interrupt and disrupt terrorist plots, including some information […]

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