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NEWS WRAP: Bahraini citizens visiting Iraq urged to be cautious

“Bahraini citizens visiting Iraq should be cautious, particularly in areas of tension, and comply with safety instructions issued by Iraqi authorities,” the consulate tweeted last night.


Police tear gas puts Iraqi protester in a coma

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REUTERS - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

Turkish Police Detains Wife of Slain Islamic State 'War Minister' Shishani

ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities detained the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a senior Islamic State commander killed in combat two years ago, in a counter-terrorism operation in Istanbul this month, police said late on Thursday.Dubbed Islamic State's "war minister" and a close adviser to the extremist

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

Former Diplomats Furious It Took Trump 3 Days To Decide Not To Turn Former Ambassador Over To Putin

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's three-day consideration of whether to heed a request from Russian President Vladimir Putin to send a former ambassador to Moscow for questioning will make current diplomats less willing to put themselves at risk while representing the U.S. government's interests

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-07-19 23:50:22

Prison employees face the same rate of PTSD as veterans of the Iraq War, new research claims

Up to20 percentof recent war veterans suffer post-traumatic stress disorder from their experiences, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. A new study claims prison work can disrupt mental health in the same way.In a survey of Washington State Department of Corrections employees, nearly 20


He's In Prison With Terrorists — For Medical Marijuana. Now He Wants Trump's Help.

The Florence Federal Correctional Complex, a federal penitentiary in Colorado, is a sprawling compound of prison facilities that includes the highest-security federal prison in the country. Dubbed the “Alcatraz of the Rockies,” it is home to Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber; Dzhokhar Tsar

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-07-19 19:22:23

May We Speak of Reason, Rather Than of Treason?

If we needed a reminder of why we might not be so quick to bandy about charges of treason—in regard to Donald Trump or anyone else—there came the obituary of one John A. Stormer, a name much less recognized than the book he wrote—“None Dare Call It Treason”—an “Influential Red Scare Book of the ‘60s

COMMON DREAMS - 2018-07-19 16:28:38

'Desperate' Islamic State Still Holds Area in Iraq, Syria 10 Time Size of D.C.

13 Jul 2018The U.S.-led coalition, under American President Donald Trump’s watch, has been “accelerating the defeat” of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remnants who still hold pockets of territory more than ten times the size of Washington, DC, in and around the Iraqi-Syria border, U.S. Central Command (C


Confessed al-Qaida terrorist to Army judge: Guantánamo war court‘s a ‘covfefe’

“Over the last past six years, I’ve ... been struggling with this whole process and the whole military commission system is pretty stagnant,” prisoner Majid Khan, a suburban Baltimore high school graduate, told a new judge on his case Tuesday, according to a transcript released by the Pentagon.

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-07-19 16:24:00

American government will keep fighting to state truth on Russia

In the middle of Tuesday’s presidential walk-back about Russian election interference, I couldn’t (or maybe I could, I’m not sure) help but think of a scene from the 1997 comedy “Excess Baggage.” In the scene, would-be car thief but inadvertently-turned-kidnapper Benicio del Toro asks his unexpected

THE HILL - 2018-07-19 16:00:07

Feature: UFC’s Abu Azaitar has disturbing criminal past

On Sunday, July 22nd, the UFC will return to the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany for a fight night headlined by a light-heavyweight match-up between former champ Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua andAnthony Smith. The main card will also feature the long-awaited debut of German-Moroccan fighterAbu Azaitar

BLOODY ELBOW - 2018-07-19 16:00:01

Schumer And Toomey Work Against Iraqi Jewish Archives’ Return, State Department Ponders Options

The Forward recently published an investigative series on the Iraqi Jewish Archive, a trove of items from Iraq’s exiled Jewish Community currently in the United States. Read all three parts:“The Last Relics Of Iraq’s Jewish Past Are In America. Should They Be Returned?.”“In Exile, Iraqi Jews Are Des

FORWARD - 2018-07-19 15:48:00