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Trump Makes Surprise Visit to American Troops in Iraq

But on Wednesday, about 100 American servicemen and women, some of whom were wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps, greeted Mr. Trump with a standing ovation in Al Asad Air Base’s dining facility, which had been decorated for Christmas. [...]

Trump makes first trip to Iraq as president

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet members of the military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> President Donald Trump [...]

Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi activist Nadia Murad met her country’s president in Baghdad on Wednesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq’s Yazidi [...]

A ‘Legacy of Terror’: ISIS Left More than 200 Mass Graves in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Over 200 mass graves holding as many as 12,000 bodies have been found in areas of Iraq once controlled by the Islamic State, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The findings were highlighted in a joint report released by [...]
Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform’ in Iraq?
BAGHDAD — Iraqis are still haunted by memories of black-clad death squads roaming Baghdad neighborhoods a decade ago, cleansing them of Sunnis as the country was convulsed by sectarian violence. Many of the mass killings in the capital [...]
Anti-American Cleric’s Power Grows, Upending Pentagon’s Plans for Iraq
WASHINGTON — Over the past four years, American military planning in Iraq has counted on working with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a moderate Shiite Muslim who has managed to rebuild the country’s army, restore sovereignty and [...]
U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq With Seven Aboard
Photo A United States Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, like the one above, crashed in western Iraq on Thursday. Credit Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty [...]
Basra Journal: Iraq and Saudi Arabia Come Together Just for Kicks
But the match was also a potent symbol of sports diplomacy, with the visitors from the region’s major Sunni Muslim power, Saudi Arabia, coming to Basra, a historic port city in Iraq’s Shiite Muslim heartland. For Iraqi fans, the warm [...]
Iraq Wants $88 Billion for Rebuilding. Allies Offer a Fraction of That.
Numerous Iraqi cities were reduced to rubble in the fighting, particularly Mosul, the country’s second largest. Yet while Iraq estimated that it would need $ 88 billion to pay for reconstruction, it was expected to receive only $ [...]
Rush Limbaugh: Maybe the liberal “deep state” fabricated Iraq War WMD evidence to embarrass Bush
Limbaugh added, “What if Saddam weapons of mass destruction was also a false narrative designed to — what, did it ultimately embarrass Bush? Did it weaken the US military? Did it — whatever it did, I mean, it opened the doors for [...]