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By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Blackwater Employee, Nicholas Slatten Sentenced to Life for Murder in 2007 Shooting

Nicholas Slatten, 35, a former security guard for Blackwater USA, was sentenced today to life in prison without parole for committing first-degree murder in the killing of Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia’y, one of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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State Department Employee, Candace Claiborne Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Foreign Agents

Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, pleaded guilty today to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States, by lying to law enforcement and background investigators, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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Nicholas Slatten Found Guilty of Murder in Fatal 2007 Shooting at Nisur Square in Iraq

Nicholas Slatten, 35, a former security guard for Blackwater USA, was found guilty today of the federal offense of first-degree murder in the killing of Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia’y, one of 14 unarmed civilians More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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350 Christian Homes Illegally Seized in Iraq

(International Christian Concern) –An investigation by an Iraqi media source, al-Sumaria, revealed that at least 350 Christian owned properties have illegally been seized. The government has stopped only 50 of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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ICC Iraq’s interim government to name president, prime minister

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on October 2, 2018, Iraq’s interim government took a positive step toward breaking months of deadlock by naming a new More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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Mike Pompeo remarks on safety, security threats on personnel in Iraq by Iran

The President and I have no more important priority than the safety and security of American citizens, including our diplomatic, military and other officials serving abroad. Threats to our personnel and facilities More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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Baghdad Christians Dr Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, Shaza Malik, Khairiya Dawood stabbed to death in home

A Christian family of three living in Baghdad was found dead in their home, stabbed to death by an armed group. The International Christian Concern (ICC) reported on the story, raising awareness of the persecution More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Michael Kelly previews ‘The Long Road Home’: it’s story about the ‘true cost of war,’ a ‘story about humanity’

National Geographic’s new miniseries “The Long Road Home” centers on the fame ambush in Iraq, April 4, 2004 – “Black Sunday.” House of Cards star Michael Kelly stars at Lt. Col. Gary Volesky, the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Nat Geo’s ‘The Long Road Home’ begins November 9

National Geographic will kicked off the network’s global scripted event series, The Long Road Home, based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times best-seller, on November 7. Production began in March in Fort More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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‘Thank You For Your Service’ highlights PTSD struggles for Vets but falls short on the ‘thank you’

The struggles of returning soldiers never appeared on screen in the way Thank You For Your Service highlights PTSD, the incompetence of Veterans Affairs and the arrogance of military leadership. American Sniper More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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NSA’s McMaster clarifies what Trump did and did not do with ‘sources, methods’ and Russia

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster put his reputation on the line, defending President Trump against the wave of attacks from Democrats and the media after a new Washington Post report. To be clear, McMaster More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Iraq declares cholera outbreak: ‘We expect the number of cases to increase within the coming days’

The Iraqi Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak this weekend after a large number of acute watery diarrhea diseases cases were reported from Najaf and Diwaniya governorates and parts of west Baghdad. Image/CIA Laboratory More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, after an invitation from GOP leadership. Here is page 2 of a complete transcript of his remarks via The Washington More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in video calling for jihad and Caliphate

The reported leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is allegedly the man appearing at a mosque in Mosul, calling on those gathered to wage a holy war, CNN reported, citing witnesses and a video More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Iraq crisis prompts WHO action: Polio, measles and diarrhea of utmost concern

With the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO)  is working with local and international partners in Iraq to meet the urgent health needs of populations affected by the ongoing crisis. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Syria polio outbreak spread: Iraq reports first case since 2000

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Friday, that as of 20 March 2014, in the Syrian Arab Republic, a total of 37 wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported:  25 cases by the Syrian Arab Republic More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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UN Report: 2013 was the deadliest year in Iraq since 2008

The UN reports that Iraq endured the most violent year in five years as violent attacks claimed almost 9,000 lives. A total of 8,868 people, including 7,818 civilians, have been killed in violent attacks across More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Iraq: Over 20 dead as 3 bomb blasts hit Baghdad

Bombs ripped through outdoor markets in and near Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens, the latest in a deadly wave that has hit Iraq in recent months, officials said. A photo of a More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Iraq sees the most casualties in July since 2007

 A total of 1,057 Iraqis were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in July 2013, making it the most violent month since 2007, according to The United Nations Assistance Mission More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Iraq bomb attack targets Shiites on religious pilgrimmage

Over 70 killed in Iraq as a bomb blast made Wednesday one of the bloodiest days since the U.S. Troops left the country. Sunni insurgents appear to have targeted Shiites celebrating a religious festival in Baghdad. More...


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