Local VA keeps improving

...ceremonies are held across the country as we pause to honor those patriots who have safeguarded our liberty. From Bunker Hill to Baghdad, we are the beneficiaries of their vigilance and determination to uphold the democratic beliefs on which our nation was founded...

3 teams said to be behind Paris attacks

...Thursday, twin suicide bombings in Beirut killed at least 43 people and wounded more than 200, and 26 people died Friday in Baghdad in a suicide blast and a roadside bombing that targeted Shiites.The militant group also claimed to have bombed a Russian...

US special operations forces heading to Syria

...weighing how to better enable moderate Syrian forces to step up the fight against IS, particularly as Russia has entered the conflict with airstrikes.___Salama reported from Baghdad. AP Writer Connie Cass contributed from Washington.

Utterly embarrassing

...embarrassing.Even worse is the dismissive way we were "warned" of the strike by a Russian three-star general who walked into our Baghdad embassy with a one-hour notice to vacate Syrian airspace."Step aside. We've got some work to do." We don't know...

Iraq invites Blix, ElBaradei to Baghdad to speed up cooperation

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq invited chief U.N. weapons...inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei to Baghdad to discuss outstanding disarmament issues...in charge of the regime's heartland, Baghdad and the president's hometown Tikrit...

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U.S. troops prove they can move into Baghdad;

U.S. troops dashed inside Baghdad on Saturday, blasting targets nestled...militia suddenly surfaced in downtown Baghdad and Iraqi troops deployed at strategic...was being beaten back. // South of Baghdad on the Tigris River, Marines destroyed...

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Baghdad says will 'do our best' to give Blix what he wants

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Just days before a crucial round...senior Iraqi official said Sunday that Baghdad is "keen to resolve any pending issues...for support for military action against Baghdad. In his news conference, Amin, the chief...

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Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad

The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far - two 4,700-pound "bunker...of roads that lead from Kuwait to Baghdad, has been the scene of some of the...and a showdown in central Iraq over Baghdad was clearly drawing closer. With...

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Inspectors find 'positive' change in Baghdad, but only 'a beginning'

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Major U.S. allies tried to...and a changed "positive attitude" in Baghdad toward their job of ensuring Iraq is free...that Iraq's "game" is "over." The Baghdad meetings that ended Sunday were a prelude...

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Inspectors to return for Baghdad meeting

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The chief U.N. weapons inspectors will return to Baghdad on Feb. 8 for last-minute talks before their next...al-Douri nor Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz in Baghdad, who also reported the planned talks, said anything...

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