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Serwan Baran Will Represent Iraq at the 2019 Venice Biennale

With this year’s Venice Biennale fast approaching, the last of the national pavilion announcements are trickling in. The latest country to reveal details about its pavilion is Iraq, which has announced that it will be represented by artist Serwan Baran. Commissioned by the Ruya Foundation, the pavil


U.S.-backed SDF hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over more than 150 Iraqi and other foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq on Thursday. The handover was the first of several, two Iraqi military sources told Reuters, under an agreement brokered to handover a total of 502 fighters


Breaking: Did Iran release a video of hacked American UAVs in Syria and Iraq?

In 2011, an Iranian electronic warfare unit took over control of a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel stealth unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and landed it with minimal damage. Since, then the Iranian regime has refused to return the drone to the U.S. Department of Defense, as Iran stated its airspace wa


Former 1st Cav Soldier to Receive Distinguished Service Cross for Iraq Heroism

A former 1st Cavalry Division soldier will receive the nation's second-highest award for valor for saving three fellow service members from a suicide bomber attack during a 2007 patrol in Iraq.


Fishermen Killed in Suspected ISIS Attack in Iraq

An employee works on strengthening the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River, north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, on February 1, 2016 ( AFP/Getty Images ) Five fishermen have been killed in an attack by ISIS terrorist group on a camp site near the Therthar lake, 100 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, according


Tulsi Gabbard: is the Iraq war veteran 2020's most divisive candidate?

As presidential candidates from the already crowded Democratic field crisscross early primary states hunting for votes and donors one coffee shop, one living room and one auditorium at a time, foreign policy feels like an afterthought for most as they pitch their visions of how they would transform


Iraq al-Amir

Nestled among hills just outside of Amman in Wadi Al-Seer is a quaint village filled with ancient stone secrets. Iraq al-Amir, which means “Caves of the Prince” in Arabic, is home to more than 10 caves that have been inhabited by various groups since the Copper Age, as well as the ruins of an Ozyman


Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The Ruya Foundation is delighted to announce that Serwan Baran will represent Iraq at the 58th Venice Biennale, presenting a solo exhibition which will run from May 11 to November 24, 2019. This will be the fourth National Pavilion of Iraq commissioned by the Ruya Foundation and follows the critical


US-backed Syrian forces hand over 150 IS militants to Iraq

BAGHDAD – Iraqi security officials say they have received custody of a second batch of 150 Iraqi Islamic State fighters from U.S.-backed forces in Syria. Two officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of media regulations, said the Syrian Democratic Forces handed over Iraqi nationals


Here’s Why the Union Jack is back

The resurgent “great power competition” at sea now officially trumps the Global War on Terror — at least on U.S. Navy ships. Starting with morning colors on June 4, the Navy will return to flying the “Union Jack,” a small blue flag emblazoned with the stars of the 50 states — identical to the top le


What is next for Iraq?

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Large portions of the Islamic State in Iraq have been either killed, captured or forced underground over the past three years. Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, triggering a war between Islamic State militants and the U.S.-backed Iraqi government,


From Syria, ISIS slips into Iraq to fight another day

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country’s fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say.


Terrorism Watchdog Castigates Pakistan Over Aid to Militants

NEW DELHI — Pakistan is not doing enough to curb terrorism financing and money laundering, a global financial watchdog said Friday in a stern warning that reflects renewed scrutiny of the country’s links to militant groups.


Threat of ISIS on Border Raises Iraq to High Alert

(International Christian Concern) – The fight against ISIS in Syria’s village of Baghouz has led militants to attempt to flee across the border into Iraq. The country’s military has increased the alert level, fearful that the fighters will attempt to regroup in areas previously held by ISIS.


Europe Now Pays The Price Of The Anti-Assad Jihad: Where Will Foreign Fighters Go?

On Twitter, apparently the US president’s preferred forum to reveal foreign policy and state decisions, Donald Trump asked “Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS captured in Syria” from 44 countries. Otherwise, Trump will “release them” without specifying wher


Officials: ISIS Widens Reach in Iraq as it Faces Defeat in Syria

A man walks in a tunnel network running under a mosque in eastern Mosul, Iraq March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem. ISIS militants facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country's fragile security, US and Iraqi officials say.


Andrew McCarthy: Why it’s so hard to revoke the citizenship of terrorists

What allegiance does the United States owe to our enemies when they are our own citizens?. The question arises due to the case of Hoda Muthana, a young woman born in Alabama, the daughter of Yemeni immigrant parents.


More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants so far.


Defeated ISIS fighters flee to Iraq and terrorise population with kidnappings, assassinations and roadside ambushes

Islamic State fighters are slipping across the border into Iraq and destabilising the country's fragile security, according to US and Iraqi officials. Hundreds of militants, who are facing imminent defeat in Syria, have defied a massive operation by US, Kurdish and allied forces and crossed the open


Army staff sergeant reunites with puppy he found while on duty in Iraq

AUSTIN, Texas — "Josie" isn't a military dog in the traditional sense, but she is very special to one Army staff sergeant. While on duty in Iraq in 2018, Army Staff Sergeant Kevyn Solarez found Josie, a Shepherd mix who was two months old at the time.