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Veterans choose gifts for loved ones at Auxiliary gift shop
Marie Russell, right, and Linda Toomire help veteran John Gillespie shop for presents for his family Tuesday morning at the American Legion Auxiliary Holiday Gift Shop set up in a recreation hall at Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center.
Voice of America
Iraq 'Optimistic' Over Ending Kurdish Oil Dispute
Iraq's oil minister says Baghdad is optimistic about resolving a long-running dispute over plans by the country's autonomous Kurdish region to export oil to international markets through Turkey.
Stars and Stripes
NATO warns of Afghan exit without security agreement
If Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to stall on a long-term security deal with the United States, all international troops will be out of the country by the end of 2014 and foreign aid to the impoverished nation could dry up as well, NATO's secretary-general cautioned Tuesday.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Wall Street Journal
'The conservator's philosophy speaks directly to war-torn areas. For example, Iraqis feel intensely about their ancient sites and artifacts.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Iraq and Turkey to meet over Kurdish oil row
The Turkish energy minister has arrived in Iraq to discuss Ankara's energy deals with Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region that the central government says are illegal.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Around Pleasanton: Area schools team up to support troops overseas
As we give thanks today for the many blessings in our lives, let's not forget our troops overseas.
Turkish PM to visit Baghdad, Arbil for energy ties
Turkey and Iraqi Kurds have agreed to finalize a comprehensive energy deal, pending a visit by Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to Baghdad in a bid to convince the Iraqi capital to grant its consent Hurriyetdailynews reported.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Standard Chartered Bank launches operations in Iraq
Standard Chartered announced today the launch of its wholesale banking operations in Iraq with the opening of its head office and first branch in Baghdad .
Karzai Demands Risk Pushing U.S. to Total Afghan Exit
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's expanding list of demands before he'll sign an agreement for U.S. forces to stay in his country is testing the Obama administration's patience and risking blunders by each side.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Jim Cramer: For Oil, the Iran Deal Won't Change Much
Why isn't oil down more? It's a legitimate question, given that the Iranian deal isn't just about some oil being added to the market.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Talk about a flight delay: Kuwait airways flight lands in Iraq for first time since 1990
A scheduled Kuwait Airways flight landed in Iraq late on Wednesday for the first time since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighbors.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Travel: Reporter taking the world in stride
"This has been very fun and very interesting and I have no indication ... that I'm getting bored with it," he said.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Iraqi floods provide Internet fodder for frustrated residents
An Iraqi man looks at the official website of the country's prime minister in Baghdad on February 2, 2013 Flooding across Iraq that has left at least 13 people dead and caused widespread structural damage has also provided rich fodder for sarcastic Iraqis bemoaning their decrepit public services.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Detroit News
One year down, six to go: American walking from Africa to Chile
Nairobi, Kenya -- In Paul Salopek's first year of his trek across the globe, the reporter walked alongside his camels for days in Ethiopia without seeing glass or bricks or any other signs of modern humanity, ate a hamburger on a U.S. military base and was shadowed by minders in the Saudi desert.
Kuwait's national airline resumes Iraq flights in sign of post-war thaw
A scheduled Kuwait Airways flight landed in Iraq late on Wednesday for the first time since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighbours.
Foster's Daily Democrat
Combat medic's healing journey leads to FIU
Staff Sgt. Victor Arvizu has spent 20 years as a U.S. Army combat medic - from the Middle East to the South Pacific.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
'Attacks against Shia in Iraq directly linked to situation Syria'
The only way to stop increasing Middle East violence requires the United States to force Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states to stop funding and arming Sunni fundamentalists, John Wight, a journalist who has been extensively covering the issue, told RT.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
The Daily Star
Iraq struggles to bring about desired big oil output growth
LONDON: Iraq's oil industry is poised for a second year of only modest growth in 2014, starting off slowly as extensive work at a major port curbs exports and red tape and violence prompt some oil firms to delay projects.
Maps of Three Decades of Global News Coverage
Head to the homepages of major news sites today, and you'll get the impression that the bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, the early warnings about HealthCare.gov's technical problems, and the travail's of Toronto's scandal-saturated mayor are among the biggest stories in the world right now.