Iraqi interpreters feel frightened and ‘fooled’ as U.S. visa program ends He recalls with pride his service for U.S. troops, noting their sacrifice in liberating his homeland from Saddam’s oppression. “When I worked as a translator, I felt I was human,” Conner said. Today, married and the father of a 1-year-old girl, he ... 09/26/2013 - 3:29 pm | View Link
China to become major consumer of Iraqi oil To satisfy the country's energy demand ... percent in the third quarter to 7.9 percent in the fourth quarter last year. The Changqing oilfield in western China, owned by CNPC, will replace the Daqing oilfield to become the largest oilfield in the country ... 01/23/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Al-Qaeda trying to exploit security flaws on Syrian border, Iraqi officials say "Syria is not making enough effort to control its borders with Iraq, especially in the desert areas close to the Iraqi cities of al-Qaem and Rummana in western Anbar and Rabiea in western Ninawa province," said Iraqi national security advisor Falih al-Fayyadh. 07/2/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Iraqi restaurants are trying to satisfy Western tastes BAGHDAD – Saysaban restaurant never closed for business, even when U.S. tanks rolled into Baghdad in 2003 or later when the city spiraled toward civil war. Diners sitting at outdoor tables among the date palms would occasionally hear the ... 06/10/2012 - 1:13 pm | View Link
Iraqi women take up arms Such are the risks of attack in Baghdad that even Western-owned security companies fear any publicity that could make them targets. “Everything is a danger here, a parked car, a man just standing by the side of the street,” said Mr. Karam, looking out ... 10/23/2005 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Officials say the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan that struck the central Philippines on Nov. 8 has breached 6,000 with nearly 1,800 people missing.
Maj. Reynaldo Balido, spokesman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, says at least 20 bodies are still being found daily under debris in the hardest hit city of Tacloban.
Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, Secretary of State John Kerry opened meetings Thursday in the Middle East on his ninth trip of the year to the region.
Concerned that a final status agreement may not be possible by the May target that the two sides accepted when they resumed talks in August, senior U.
Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the traditional site of Jesus' birth is undergoing a much-needed face-lift after 600 years.
Both the World Monuments Fund, a U. S. nonprofit group dedicated to protecting historic sites, and the U. N. cultural agency UNESCO have placed the church on their lists of endangered sites.
The Western-backed Palestinian Authority has taken the lead and is financing a great portion of the works, said Ziad al-Bandak, an adviser on Christian affairs to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The report by U. N. chemical weapons experts examined seven alleged chemical weapons attacks and said it lacked information to corroborate the allegations at two locations.
The German state of Bavaria announced Thursday that it will file criminal charges against anyone who tries to publish late dictator Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf" anywhere in the country.
Putin's 70-minute state-of-the-nation address marked a determined effort to burnish Russia's image that has been dented by Western criticism of an antigay law which has stoked calls for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, his pet project.
Queen Elizabeth II was so annoyed by police officers eating nuts laid out at Buckingham Palace that she marked a line on the bowl to monitor the level, jurors heard Thursday at Britain's tabloid phone hacking trial.