Iraq

Amal Clooney urges UN to fight ISIS genocide, but OMG her baby bump!

From red carpets to the United Nations, it’s a women’s struggle as old as time: What she’s wearing is far more important than what she’s saying or doing.And heaven forbid she, at the same time, be carrying the twin offspring of George Clooney, one of the most famous men in the world.Such is the...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:53am

From Iraq, with love: Refugee family embraced in US days before travel ban

It took three years for Mohammed Hameed to go through the immigration process to get to America from Iraq despite his dangerous service as a translator for the U.S. Army. He and his family landed at Newark International Airport just three weeks before President Donald Trump signed an executive...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:32pm

Saddam Hussein reportedly had secret torture chamber in NYC

An Upper East Side mansion that houses the Iraqi diplomatic mission once featured a basement chamber where political enemies of Saddam Hussein were tortured, according to anexposé by the New York Post.The newspaper cited annonymous sources in describing the torture chamber inside the mansion, which...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:37pm

'Today' show's Matt Lauer is getting dragged for his interview with Trump

Perhaps Matt Lauer should stick to wrangling the "Today" show puppy or organizing a welcome-home party for Al Roker. Because if there was any chance of the morning-show anchor moderating a presidential debate —which there wasn't, anyway —it's gone now.In an interview with Republican candidate...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:53pm

Mother of service member booed at Mike Pence rally

During a town-hall style rally Monday night, Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence faced a difficult question from one mom."Time and time again Trump has disrespected our nation's armed forces and veterans — and his disrespect for Mr. Khan and his family is just an example of that,"Catherine Byrne...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:17pm

VFW condemns Trump for attack on Muslim vet's mother

The Veterans of Foreign Warsripped Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Monday for his comments aboutGhazala Khan, the mother of a fallen Muslim U.S. Army captain, who appeared at the Democratic National Convention last week."Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:10pm

NYPD detective killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

An NYPD detective died Monday while serving his thirdtour of duty with the U.S. Air National Guard.Detective Joseph Lemm was a 15 year veteran of the NYPD who served the city in the Bronx Warrant Squad. Over the course of the past decade, Lemm was deployed three times, serving active duty once in...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 7:24am

While you were sleeping: bets on for Damien Lewis as 007, Lego cake chaos, dads as good as moms

Good morningAs Michelle Obama started her European tour, the U.S. killed an Al Qaeda 'prince', Damien Lewis could be the next Bond, demand boomed for a Lego brick cake and Dads were as good as Moms...AL QAEDA 'PRINCE' KILLEDNumber two in command of Al Qaeda's arm in the Arab Peninsula,and former...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 4:20am

While you were sleeping: Michelle O hits London, U.S. kills 'Uncatchable', real-life Zoolander

Good morningWhile you were asleep, the Obama girls were en route to tea with Prince Harry, Rachel Dolezal put of explaining whether she's white, a male model drew on vagrant fashions... and more.OBAMA GIRLS ON TOURMichelle Obama, along with her mom Marian Robinson,Malia andSacha,touchdown in London...

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 2:30pm

John Kerry heading back to U.S. after breaking leg in France bicycle crash

Reuters –U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right leg in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route near Scionzier, France, on Sunday and will remain in a Geneva hospital until todayfor observation, his spokesman said.Kerry, who canceled visits to Madrid and Paris,...

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:37am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning,As you prepared for work today, people in Texas braced themselves for more storms and Malaysian cops geared up for gory mass grave finds. Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief went on trial as B.B. King's daughters accused their father's managers of his murder.At least Apple's design...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 5:51am

U.S. reporter Jason Rezaian goes on 'spy' trial behind doors in Iran

Reuters –Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Iran on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.The Post's Tehran bureau chief, an Iranian-American, was detained in his home in July and taken to Tehran's Evin prison.The...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:08am

Ancient treasures at risk as ISIS takes Syrian city of Palmyra

Reuters –Islamic State fighters in Syria have entered the ancient ruins of Palmyra after taking complete control of the central city, but there are no reports so far of any destruction of antiquities, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday.The offshoot of al Qaeda has taken control of the city...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2:28pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningBefore you set off for work this morning, paramilitary troops set off for the ISIS-captured city of Ramadi. John Kerry said North Korea was way off U.S. nuclear talks. Bikers were dead after a three-gang shoot-out in Waco.Taylor Swift scored highest at the Billboard Music Awards, while...

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:37pm

Iraq deploys paramilitaries as ISIS takes control of city of Ramadi

Reuters –Shi'ite paramilitaries were preparing to deploy to Iraq's western province of Anbar on Monday after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capital Ramadi in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer.A spokesman for the paramilitaries, which are known as Hashid...

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 2:53pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.As you dreamed of meeting your Prince Charming, Britain's charismatic Prince Harry revealed he'slooking for a wife. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince packed his bags for a U.S. visit, and our very own pop royal –Prince –debuted his track for Baltimore.WikiLeaksfounder Assange'...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:49am

Saudi King to skip Gulf summit as tensions rise over US-Iran relations

Reuters –Saudi Arabia's King Salman has designated his crown prince to attend a Gulf Arab summit with U.S. President Barack Obama, the state news agency, SPA, reported on Sunday, just two days after the White House said the monarch would attend the gathering.Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:18am

Kerry rendezvous with Iran foreign minister at UN anti-nuclear talks

Reuters –Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal.Iran's top diplomat will be the first state...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 2:22pm

Saudis resume Yemen bombings one day after declaring end to air strikes

Reuters –Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president.The hostilities illustrated how difficult it will...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:24am

Kerry confident about Iran deal despite Congress' new say in plans

Reuters – Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he was confident Barack Obama would be able to get Congress to approve a nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president acknowledged lawmakers would have the power to review an accord with Tehran."Looming large is the challenge of finishing...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:06am