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How Texas Democrat Kim Olson’s military career crashed in Iraq

Amanda VoisardKim Olson, Democratic candidate for Texas agriculture commissioner, is a retired Air Force colonel, farmer and former Weatherford school district trustee. Olson chats with Cheasty Anderson, left, and Hansen Anderson during a campaign fundraiser at Eden East in Austin on June 28. AMANDA

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

Abused and alone: ​Stray dog from Iraq finds forever home on American soil

Socks grew up in Baghdad, Iraq. Now, he will be living with animal advocate Debra Cohn and her family in Florida.

WESH - 2018-07-19 21:19:00

Can The Senate Stop The Iraqi Jewish Archive From Being Returned To Iraq?

The Iraqi Jewish Archive, a trove of items from Iraq’s Jewish community that made its way to the United States for restoration, is at the center of a complex web of issues touching on the forced exodus of Middle Eastern Jews from their home countries, U.S. policy regarding those Jews’ claims to stol

FORWARD - 2018-07-19 16:24:00

Commentary: The reality of Islamic State in Iraq

At his post-summit press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, Donald Trump praised the United States’ “successful campaign” that had “just about eradicated” Islamic State in Syria. IS, however, is far from dead in the region.

REUTERS UK - 2018-07-19 16:18:53

Cleric Sadr backs Iraq protests, calls for delay in government formation

BAGHDAD - Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq's May 12 election, called on all politicians to delay efforts to form a new government until the demands of protesters seeking better services in the south are met.

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-07-19 15:45:00

Aug. 18 fishing tournament benefits Florida soldiers who served in Iraq, Afghanistan

The tournament slated for Aug. 18 atManatee Island Bar and Grillin Port Salerno includes $2,500 in prize money, dinners, live music, auction items, and a raffle for a grand prize: a customized Bonito Blast golf cart.

TCPALM - 2018-07-19 14:38:00

Dog escapes foster family’s yard while Army veteran owner is on deployment in Iraq

Her owner, Herman Haynie, is a serviceman in the Army and is stationed at Fort Carson near Colorado Springs. In May, he was deployed to Iraq for his fifth tour.


Kurdish-Iranian Activist Assassinated; Five Killed in Iraq - Antiwar.com Original

Large-scale demonstrations areexpected to resumeon Friday. Meanwhile, Khaled al-Saadi, a member of the Executive Office of theAsaib Ahl al-Haqmilitia groupthreatenedany of the protesters who approach militia offices; several offices were attacked earlier in the week. Also, Special Representative of


Iraq Humanitarian Fund allocates US$34M to jumpstart priority activities

The Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF) has allocated US$34 million to support NGOs, UN agencies and Red Cross/Crescent partners in providing crucial humanitarian assistance in Iraq. Established in June 2015, the IHF aims to support humanitarian partners in responding to the complex and dynamic crisis in I


The UN Outline Activities under Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme [EN/AR/KU]

Baghdad, 19 July 2018 – A meeting of the United Nations Country Team and development partners convened today to present activities under the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme (RRP), a bridging strategy to transition UN work from an intense focus on humanitarian and immediate stabilization activ


Duncan Hunter Calls Out ‘Pentagon Bureaucrats’ For Ignoring Military Valor In Iraq War

“We have new information thatshows that [Manion] stayed in thefront of his humvee, evenwhile he was running out ofammunition, and kept firing atthe enemy so that his Marines andcorpsmen would be safe,” Hunter, a former Marine officer, said on “Fox & Friends.” “Hedid not pull back when hecould.He was


Iraq War veteran joins gubernatorial ticket

No stranger to leadership roles in the U.S. Army, 40-year-old Katrina Lewison is hoping to use her experience in the realm of politics.A Hutchinson native and West Point graduate, Lewison led a Blackhawk helicopter platoon in the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded


Businessman pleads guilty to bribing Army officials during height of Iraq war

Finbar Charles, who worked with former contractor Terry Hall, will be sentenced in November, the paper reported. The Justice Department announced Charles' plea earlier this week.


Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralize’ six militants in Siirt, northern Iraq

On Twitter, the Turkish General Staff said fighter jets had conducted airstrikes on July 17 against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants located in northern Iraq’s Hakurk region as well as in Eruh inTurkey’s southeastern province of Siirt, which lies near the Syrian and Iraqi borders.


Iraq extends bid deadline for Diwaniya oil refinery project

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has extended the deadline for foreign companies and investors to bid for the construction of a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.


Rob Reiner’s Iraq War Movie Is Box Office Stink Bomb

Reiner Movie Earns Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend…— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT)July 16, 2018


ISIS BEGINS, a Novel of the Iraq War

Frontpage’s guest today is Ken Timmerman, author of several New York Times best-sellers and a frequent contributor to Frontpage. His new book isISIS BEGINS, a novel of the Iraq War.FP:Ken Timmerman, welcome to Frontpage Interview.Timmerman:Thanks for having me, Jamie. It’s always a pleasure.FP:Let’s


Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Najaf after day of…

According to police sources who spoke toReuters, Iraqi police fired into the air on Thursday to disperse the protesters at one of three protests outside the oil fields in the Basra province, which is home toIraq'sbiggest oil fields and whose oil exports account for more than 95 percent of Iraq's sta


Iraq: Humanitarian Bulletin, June 2018 | Issued on 18 July

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix has recorded as of 30 June 2018 just over two million displaced persons, while the number of returnees has increased to 3.9 million. The largest return population was found in Ninewa governorate (almost 1.5 million), followed by Anbar governorate (almost 1.3 millio


Iraq police break up oilfield protest

Since demonstrations began nine days ago, protesters have attacked government buildings, branches of political parties and powerful militias and stormed the international airport in the holy city of Najaf.