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Iraqi Parliament Approves Partial Cabinet Change Amid 'Million Man March'
Thousands of Iraqis traveled to Baghdad Tuesday to voice their opposition to government leaders, rallying for an end to political corruption. The "million-man march" was called for by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ahead of a scheduled parliament session to vote on a new government. Many
Today in History
Today is Saturday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2016. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 hours. On
Fear the Flood: Americans to Prepare for Possible Iraq Dam Collapse
Amid fears the “most dangerous dam in the world” could collapse unexpectedly, the U.S. government is urging Americans in Iraq to have a plan in place to escape the deluge that could drown Mosul and reach all the way to Baghdad . The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a “ security message ” Monday
Democratic Presidential Candidates Engage in War of Words Over Fighting ISIS
In a debate that began with a moment of silence for the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of 129 people, the three Democratic candidates for president sought to lay out their plans for confronting ISIS . “I think that we have to look at ISIS as the leading
Iraqi Leader Admits Atrocities in ISIS Fight, Promises Justice
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed Tuesday that atrocities have been committed by government forces battling ISIS , but in a White House meeting with President Obama he also insisted the incidents were not widespread. "I have to admit that there are some violations -- human rights
'Dirty Brigades': US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes
U.S.-trained and armed Iraqi military units, the key to the American strategy against ISIS , are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities as the terror group, American and Iraqi officials told ABC News. Some Iraqi units have already been cut off from U.S. assistance over
Breaking Her Silence
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES HILLARY SPEAKS: This afternoon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak at the United Nations. But the main event is likely to come afterward when, according to a top Democrat briefed on the plans, she will take questions about the...
Haider Al-Abadi: Meet the New Iraqi Prime Minister
Haider al-Abadi became Prime Minister of Iraq in September, replacing two-term Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki , who came under fire for discriminating against Sunni Muslims and increasing religious tensions in the country. Al-Abadi lived in exile for 30 years but returned after the fall of Saddam
John Kerry Says US Will Train Iraqi Military to Fight ISIS
Secretary of State John Kerry said the US will stand by the Iraqis as they deal with the threat of ISIS and said the country needs an inclusive central government that can lead Iraqi national forces against Islamist militants. He said it was important that...