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.
Chicagoan Yaghdan Hameid was the original inspiration behind Kirk Johnson's The List Project. After working as a program officer with USAID in Baghdad, Yaghdan realized his partnership with the U.S. government was putting his family's life in danger.
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.
An Iraqi medical official says the death toll from twin bombings at a market in a city southeast of Baghdad has risen to 34.The top medical official in the province where the city of Kut is located, Diaa al-Aboudi, says 60 people were also wounded in the blast on Monday.Police spokesman Lt. Col.
A federal appeals court says two Americans who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm can move forward with a lawsuit that accuses former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of being responsible for U.S. forces allegedly torturing them.The ruling Monday from the 7th U.S.