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Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's Foreign Minister, attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a three-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on November 30, 2017 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq Demands Cuba Pay Its Saddam-Era Debt

The government of Iraq confronted Cuban non-resident ambassador to Baghdad, Alexis Bandrich Vega, this week about the island nation’s significant debt to the country, urging Havana to cooperate with finding a way for Iraq to regain its funds.

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John Zmirak: #NeverTrump National Review Licked ‘the Mud Off of George W. Bush’s Boots’ While He Allowed Iraq’s Christians to Be Ethnically Cleansed

National Review “let themselves be turned into the propaganda wing of the neo-conservative movement” during the George W. Bush administration, while ignoring the ethnic cleansing of Iraq’s Christian communities under Bush’s watch, said John Zmirak, Senior Editor of The Stream and author of the new “Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism.”

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a joint press conference with his Belarus' counterpart following their meeting in Minsk on February 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MALINOVSKY (Photo credit should read MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian Foreign Minister: Our Missiles Are for Defense

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday defended his country’s latest ballistic missile test in defiance of Western and Israeli criticism, saying the controversial program served the Islamic Republic’s defensive needs.

Kurds holds pictures of dead relatives during the anniversary ceremony at the memorial site of the 1988 victims of a gassing in the Kurdish town of Halabja, 300 kms (190 miles) northeast of Baghdad 16 March 2005. On March 16, 1988, the forces of then President Saddam Hussein dropped chemical …

Kurds Mark 30-Year Anniversary of Saddam Hussein Chemical Attack

Kurds marked the 30-year anniversary on Thursday of Saddam Hussein’s gassing campaign against the people of Kurdistan–which killed 140 civilians and wounded thousands more–as the region prepares to hold a referendum on its independence.

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Mattis in Iraq: We’re Not Here For Your Oil

The U.S. military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil”, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday.

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WikiLeaks Email Ties Apparent Clinton Pay-To-Play to Port Canaveral Deal with Family of Saddam Hussein’s Nuclear Mastermind

An email made public through the organization WikiLeaks suggests that a company controlled in part by the family of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons mastermind donated to the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative before a different company controlled by the same family was awarded a 35-year no-bid lease to Port Canaveral’s cargo container terminal.

Iraqi counter terrorism soldiers relax during a lull in fighting in the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, on October 23, 2016 near Bartella, Iraq. Despite stiff opposition, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have continued advancing towards Iraq's second largest city of Mosul and are now …

Iraqi Forces Resume Offensive Towards Eastern Mosul

Iraqi troops resumed on Monday a coordinated offensive towards Mosul, the last major city held by Islamic State, targeting the eastern bank of the Tigris river that divides the city, military officials said.

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Donald Trump’s Saddam Hussein Comments Highlight Bush Doctrine Failures

Republican President George W. Bush led America into a war to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, but the GOP’s presumptive nominee continues to buck his party by refusing to support that decision. Speaking in North Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump exposed the folly of an Iraq war that turned Iraq into a breeding ground for radical Islam.

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Rep. Stephen Russell: Support Religious Freedom Against LGBT Lobby

Congress should pass appropriations bills that don’t restrict legal rights for Americans, says the Oklahoma congressman who is now leading the fight to protect religious freedom from a coalition of liberal Republican and Democratic legislators.  “My hope would be that

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Saudi Press: U.S. Blew Up World Trade Center To Create ‘War On Terror’

TEL AVIV – The Saudi press is continuing to unleash fury over the U.S. Senate’s unanimous vote on a bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, this time with the London-based Al-Hayat daily claiming that the U.S. planned the attacks on the World Trade Center in order to generate a global war on terror.

An activist waves an Israeli flag outside Israel's embassy in Moscow to voice support for the current Israeli military action in Lebanon, 23 July 2006 in Moscow.

Former Iraqi Diplomat on Rare Visit to Israel

JERUSALEM – Hamad a-Sharifi, a former diplomat at the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, arrived on Sunday for a visit to Israel, Israeli paper Ynet reported. The unusual visit by the national of a country with which Israel has no diplomatic relations