Tuesday Aug 19
.com | UN will provide aid for 500 000 Iraqis
The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it was poised to mount a massive aid operation for 500 000 Iraqis driven from their homes by jihadist rebels.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Fleeing Yezidi Iraqis seek safety in Turkey
SILOPI, TURKEY, 18 August 2014 - As soon as he crossed the border into southeastern Turkey, Khudeda Khalaf downed a bottle of water and called his aunt's cell phone, praying that she and her family had made it to safety.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
United Nations adopts wide-ranging sanctions against Islamic State
Islamic State insurgents massacred some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in the country's north, according to officials, as the United Nations Security Council adopted their most wide-ranging response yet to the militant group.
Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen stands in front of a Transall transport aircraft of German Bundeswehr at the airfield Hohn in Alt Duvenstedt, about 100km north of Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Jewish Journal
Why doesn't the world seem to care when Christians die?
A house in the Iraqi city of Mosul is tagged with the letter "Noon," the first letter of the word "Nasara," an Arabic term for Christians.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
TREASURIES-U.S. bond yields steady on Middle East, Ukraine jitters
U.S. government debt yields were little changed on Monday, hovering near recent lows as traders clung to their safe-haven bond holdings on anxiety about tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.
The Washington Post
What happened in Iraq over the weekend
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Iraqi-Syrian border. Iraq's president has named deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Abadi as Nouri al-Maliki's replacement .
Sun Aug 10, 2014
The Cruel Jest of American "Humanitarian Aid" to Iraq
The United States of America has no claim on the language of "humanitarian aid" to Iraq after what it did to that country.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Canadian Andre Poulin
In May, Moner Mohammed Abusalha, a 22-year-old American who had joined Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's extremist Sunni movement known as the Islamic State, drove a bomb-laden truck into a restaurant in northern Syria, killing dozens.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
The Daily Star
Jumblatt: Christians, Druze facing extinction
Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt says the Sunni leadership's moderation does not change the fact that the Sunni grass-roots are slipping into extremism.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Xenia Daily Gazette
Not much better than Bush3:43 pm
Especially when it comes to addressing the refugee crisis, Obama's Iraq track record doesn't mark much of an improvement over the mess his predecessor made.
Bucharest Biennale 2016
The Bucharest Biennale continues to build a strong partnership between Bucharest - a geocultural space where the political is reflected in all aspects of life-and the rest of the World.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Nothing To Do With Arbroath
Spillage of fruit preserves caused traffic jam
Drivers in western Sweden were stuck in a jam after a van shed its load of preserves and juices which led to major traffic problems.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Not Much Better than Bush
President Barack Obama got it right when he declared: "There's no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States."