Published: April 15, 2021
BAGHDAD - It's been more than a year since Iraqi protesters brought down their prime minister as part of the largest uprising in generations. Born in the shadow of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, the young demonstrators who protested from Baghdad to Iraq's southern cities had called for an end to the political system that the U.S. occupation installed. They wanted an end to corruption and sectarian politics that have left them with little hope of a future in their own country, they said. Their sloga
Published: March 05, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration has imposed temporary limits on drone strikes targeting suspected terrorists outside the battlefields of Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, tightening a Trump-era policy while officials review how much leeway to give the military and the CIA in counterterrorism operations.
Published: July 29, 2020
South Korea will seek ways to extend stay permits for foreign workers here in a bid to relieve labor shortages in farming and other areas in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prime minister said Wednesday.
Published: March 13, 2020
The United States launched airstrikes against an Iranian-backed militia in Iraq early Friday, responding to a rocket attack on a military base that killed one British and two U.S. service members in a new round of escalating tensions.
Published: March 12, 2020
Two Americans and one other coalition member were killed in a rocket attack on a base in Iraq on Wednesday night, a U.S. military spokesman said, potentially spiking tensions with Iran about two months after a series of bloody events that were capped by the death of an Iranian general in a U.S. drone strike.
Published: January 14, 2020
U.S. commanders at al-Asad base believe Iranian missile barrage was designed to kill. AIN AL-ASAD, Iraq - U.S. commanders at the Iraqi military base targeted by Iranian missiles said Monday they believe the attack was intended to kill American personnel, an act that could have pushed the two powers closer to outright war.
Published: January 13, 2020
AIN AL-ASAD, Iraq - U.S. troops at the Iraqi military base targeted by Iranian ballistic missiles last week had only minutes notice before the blasts began, the military personnel there that night said on Monday.
Published: January 10, 2020
The U.S. rejected Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's request to begin talks on the withdrawal of American troops, with the State Department saying it's open to discussing "force posture" in the country and the financial "partnership" between the two nations.
Published: January 10, 2020
TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan’s government has advised its nationals to avoid traveling to Iraq and some parts of Iran and urged Taiwanese who are already in those areas to leave immediately, as tension between Iran and the United States escalate.