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The Protests in Iraq

There has been sporadic local protests in Southern provinces for the last three years, continuation of the first round of mass protests in 2011 which was violently suppressed. The local protests involves demonstrations in front of local government of [Read story...]

Gerry Brownlee committed to troops in Iraq

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says New Zealand’s commitment to having Kiwi troops in training missions in Iraq is still strong, despite Australia announcing it would reduce its special forces contingent in the country. Brownlee met Australian Defen [Read story...]

Hungary uses tear gas on migrants at border

Hungarian riot police used tear gas and water cannons on migrants at the country’s border with Serbia on Wednesday after a group broke through a barrier in an attempt to enter the European Union. Crowds of desperate migrants, most fleeing violence in [Read story...]

Army rechristens Lewis-McChord-based Stryker brigade

What looks like a simple name change for a Stryker brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord means much more for thousands of military families who passed through the South Sound during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Army on Tuesday retired the flag of [Read story...]

Bomb blasts in Baghdad kill at least 12

An Iraqi policeman displays the heavily damaged vest of a colleague who was killed in one of the suicide bomb attacks A number of bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 12 people and wounded at least 55, security and medical offic [Read story...]