| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost?
That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It should be interesting, the confirmation hearings on the nomination of Charles Hagel to be the next secretary of defense of the United States.
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A lot more interesting than the hearings on John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state or John...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:40 AM
SEATTLE — On the day Sgt. John Russell allegedly walked into the mental health clinic at Camp Liberty in Baghdad and shot five U.S. service members to death, Pfc. Jacob Barton was just signing in at the front desk. It was the day after Mother’...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Ten years ago I stood on the outskirts of Baghdad and looked at the city through my binoculars.
Columns of thick, black smoke rose up from burning enemy vehicles off to our front. In the distance, a surface-to-air missile rocketed skyward in pursuit...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 3:10 PM
At least 30 people were killed Sunday in a wave of bombings in Iraq, making it the country's deadliest day in nearly a month.
The country's majority Shiite Muslim community appeared to be the main target of the attacks, with a Shiite shrine among the...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:31 PM
The fireworks at Disneyland had ended. It was past closing time and the crowds were pouring out the gates, but we lingered.
Layla Alshawi, the 63-year-old mother of our friends, didn't want to leave. She hugged a light pole, joking that we would have...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Baghdad for a surprise visit ahead of the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq.
Biden arrived at Baghdad International Airport at 6:32 p.m. local time and traveled directly to the U.S. Embassy. It's Biden's eighth...
| Apr 22, 2012
President Obama has called a halt to the decade-long rise in defense spending that began after Sept. 11, and has proposed shrinking the Army and Marine Corps by about 14%.
Congressional Republicans (not to mention Mitt Romney) say that would be...
| Dec 18, 2011
With the final headlong withdrawal this month of U.S. troops from Iraq, President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise to end the war. But was the nearly nine-year mission a success?
Iraq is still struggling even to ensure its own security. Its air force...
| Feb 18, 2012
Reporting from New York -- Anthony Shadid, a journalist who gave voice to those muffled by the turmoil around them — from Iraqi families enveloped in civil war to young Libyans spurred to take up arms against a dictator — died while doing just...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Coordinated explosions rocked Baghdad and other cities across Iraq, killing at least 11 people in the capital and sparking fears of renewed instability and sectarian tension....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Unconventional youths who call themselves "emos" have reportedly been threatened and killed in a recent round of attacks in Iraq, where their long hair and alternative style are seen as gay....