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  • Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves

    Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves
    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is scaring the hell out of everyone. It has infested Syria, overrun Iraq, alarmed Iran and convinced U.S. politicians it's the most dangerous terrorist organization ever. But frightening everyone isn't a long-...
  • Presbyterians divest firms to show support for Palestinians

    Presbyterians divest firms to show support for Palestinians
    On June 20, the biennial General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made a historic decision, voting to divest church holdings from three U.S. companies whose products are used by Israel to enforce its 47-year-old military occupation and...
  • Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city

    Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city
    Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad. Tikrit, the hometown of former...
  • Insurgentes iraquíes realizaron "ejecuciones masivas" en Tikrit, según HRW

    LONDRES (Reuters) - Imágenes fotográficas y por satélite mostraron que los insurgentes del Estado Islámico de Irak y el Levante (ISIL) han llevado a cabo ejecuciones masivas en la ciudad de Tikrit, en el norte de Irak, informó el viernes Human Rights...
  • Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages

    Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages
    Iraq’s most influential cleric demanded Friday that squabbling lawmakers agree on a prime ministerial candidate before parliament convenes next week as a fierce battle continued at a strategically located university north of Baghdad. The call by...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday

    Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric calls for prime minister to be chosen by Tuesday
    The most influential Shi'ite cleric in Iraq called on the country's leaders on Friday to choose a prime minister within the next four days, a dramatic political intervention that could hasten the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule. Grand Ayatollah ...
  • Iraq's top cleric calls for deal on PM by Tuesday

    Iraq's top cleric calls for deal on PM by Tuesday
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric stepped up the pressure Friday on politicians to agree on Iraq's next prime minister, after incumbent Nouri al-Maliki lost the confidence of former allies in the fight against Sunni militants. The appeal...
  • 1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law

    1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law
    Even the convicted killer now admits it was brutal and senseless: a young police officer left in the gutter, three bullets in his chest, one in his right temple, after a traffic stop. The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of...
  • Grupos rebeldes sirios envían niños a la guerra: HRW

    Por Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Grupos militantes islamistas en Siria están reclutando niños de apenas 15 años y enviándolos al frente de combate con la promesa de brindarles educación gratuita, reveló el lunes un informe de Human Rights...
  • Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned

    Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
  • Iraqi commandos and Shiite militias battling to retake Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi army commandos and Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pressed their first significant counteroffensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Friday, battling Sunni insurgents in rebel-held Tikrit after a dramatic...