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All Posts Tagged With: "Iraq"

Today: Iran, Zimbabwe and overcrowded cemeteries

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Today: Iran, Zimbabwe and overcrowded cemeteries

Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: An Iranian response; a United Nations representative is rebuffed in Zimbabwe; Hillary Clinton in Pakistan; and the City Of London cemetery wants inhabitants to double up to save space.

Posted: October 29, 2009 11:21   Comments: 1
Staying the course in Iraq, despite new violence

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Staying the course in Iraq, despite new violence

The U.S. plans to cut its troop levels next year if the security situation in Iraq is stable. If the security situation is not stable, should the United States withdraw its troops anyway? Tarek Bazley of Al Jazeera English reports from Baghdad.

Posted: October 26, 2009 10:58   Comments: 21
Week in review: Afghan elections, Iraq and Scottish justice

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Week in review: Afghan elections, Iraq and Scottish justice

Charles Sennott of GlobalPost and Dagmar Aalund of the Wall Street Journal discuss the week's top stories: The presidential election in Afghanistan, the ongoing security nightmare in Iraq and a controversial decision in Scotland.

Posted: August 21, 2009 14:04   Comments: 4
Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Objectives and weaknesses differ in Afghanistan and Iraq

Nora Bensahel of the Rand Corporation explains the differences between the conflicts and objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, watch a video on how the Obama administration measures success in Afghanistan.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:30   Comments: 2
Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Iraq and the Clintons

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week’s top stories: A major U.S. offensive as national elections approach in Afghanistan, a surge in suicide bombings in Iraq and Hillary Clinton's trip to Africa.

Posted: August 14, 2009 14:15   Comments: 5
String of blasts kills scores in Iraq

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String of blasts kills scores in Iraq

For months, the Iraqi government and the U.S. have been sending the message that Iraq's security situation has steadily improved. But a new wave of violence has killed at least 48 people and injured 250. Douglas Ollivant discusses the continuing violence.

Posted: August 10, 2009 13:47   Comments: 3
Bombings in Iraq continue after U.S. drawback

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Bombings in Iraq continue after U.S. drawback

A series of bomb blasts killed dozens of people in Iraq. The attacks came less than 24 hours after workers began removing protective blast walls around Baghdad, under government orders -- underscoring the increase in violence since U.S. forces have pulled back from major cities.

Posted: August 10, 2009 13:46   Comments: 0
Bomb attacks near mosques break peace in Baghdad

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Bomb attacks near mosques break peace in Baghdad

For U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least deadly months since the war in Iraq began six years ago. But on Friday, a series of bombs exploded near five Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 29 people. Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses the attacks and U.S. troop withdrawals.

Posted: July 31, 2009 16:05   Comments: 1
Iraqi prime minister squares off with Obama over violence

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Iraqi prime minister squares off with Obama over violence

U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki met on Wednesday to discuss the drawdown of American troops and concerns over rising violence in Iraq. Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group assesses U.S.-Iraqi relations and the security situation.

Posted: July 22, 2009 14:20   Comments: 1
A pilot, two presidents and Kurdish claims in Iraq

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A pilot, two presidents and Kurdish claims in Iraq

Jehangir "Jay" Irani served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years, flying missions throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. He comments on Kurds in northern Iraq laying claim to oil and gas revenues, recalling the time he transported his most famous passenger.

Posted: July 16, 2009 10:24   Comments: 2

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