U.S.-led forces pull out of third Iraqi base this month

World Mar 30, 2020

U.S.-led forces pull out of third Iraqi base this month

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq withdrew Sunday from a military base in the country’s north that nearly launched Washington into an open war with neighboring Iran. The K1 Air Base is the third site coalition forces have left this month, in line with U.S. plans ...

World Mar 19, 2020

Iraq faces calamity as oil prices crash amid protests and coronavirus crisis

Between plummeting oil prices, political deadlock and reduced global appetite for a bailout, Iraq is on the cusp of financial calamity that could force austerity measures and renew anti-government protests. But officials appear remarkably optimistic, a view that experts described as being "in denial" given ...

Rocket attack hits Iraq base housing U.S. troops, officials say

World Mar 14, 2020

Rocket attack hits Iraq base housing U.S. troops, officials say

A barrage of rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops north of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials said Saturday, just days after a similar attack killed three servicemen, including two Americans. At least two Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the attack at Camp ...

Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peruvian diplomat and U.N. chief, dies at 100

World Mar 5, 2020

Javier Perez de Cuellar, Peruvian diplomat and U.N. chief, dies at 100

Javier Perez de Cuellar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement to help re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland, died Wednesday, Peru's foreign ministry said. He ...

U.S. Senate votes to restrain Trump on Iran but faces his veto

World / Politics Feb 14, 2020

U.S. Senate votes to restrain Trump on Iran but faces his veto

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, sharply rebuking his foreign policy despite a week earlier acquitting him in his impeachment trial. Eight senators of Trump's Republican Party, which enjoys a majority, bucked their leadership to join Democrats ...