Jan 20, 2016

Kurds destroyed thousands of Arab homes in Iraq, Amnesty says

Kurdish forces have destroyed thousands of homes in northern Iraq in an apparent attempt to uproot Arab communities, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The rights group said the destruction took place after Kurdish forces captured areas from the Islamic State group, which overran swaths of ...

Jan 18, 2016

Several U.S. contractors missing in Iraq

The U.S. Embassy said Sunday that “several” Americans have gone missing in Iraq, after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said, “We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate ...

Jan 18, 2016

Uniformed men abduct at least three Americans in Baghdad

U.S.. and local authorities are searching for three American citizens who were reportedly kidnapped in Baghdad, officials from the two countries said on Sunday. Kidnappings are a major problem in Baghdad and other parts of the country and most frequently target Iraqis, but Qatari ...