In the last two weeks, at least 14 young Iraqis who were perceived to be gay or part of the emo culture have been killed in Baghdad. Scott Long, a human rights fellow at Harvard Law School, tells Worldview why these kids have recently become the target of increased violence.
As Syria's uprising grows more violent, doctors have resorted to treating those hurt in underground clinics. As a result, many have been detained, harassed, deported, and even killed. Worldview talks to Dr.
The countdown to a post-war era has begun: U.S. troops will exit Iraq by the end of this month. And as the U.S. withdraws, a few numbers are being cited by the news media. Take, for instance, 4,500: that's the total number of Americans killed. There's eight, the number of years the mission lasted.
Several years ago, west suburban native Kirk Johnson, a former USAID official in Baghdad and Fallujah, received a call for help from a former colleague. Johnson’s colleague, Yaghdan Hameid, worked with him at USAID in 2005 and was receiving death threats in Iraq.
Some Illinois lawmakers are reacting to President Barack Obama's announcement that he'll withdraw all US troops from Iraq by the end of this year.Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the United States has made a great sacrifice in the Iraq war.