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 ...

Jan 14, 2016

War zone blasts may alter brain permanently: study

U.S. military members who are exposed to repeated blasts in a war zone may suffer permanent damage in parts of the brain that lend emotional stability, said a study Wednesday. Researchers have described mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) — more commonly called “concussion” — ...

Refugee program decried after Iraqis' terror-related arrests

Jan 10, 2016

Refugee program decried after Iraqis' terror-related arrests

The U.S. refugee program has come under fresh criticism after federal authorities revealed that two Iraqi-born men arrested on terrorism-related charges had come to America as refugees. While there was no evidence the men intended or planned attacks in the United States, Republican lawmakers ...