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January 12, 2019 11:36 PM More than $20 Million Crowdsourced For Border Wall Will Be Refunded

GoFundMe says it is refunding more than $20 million in donations raised by veteran Brian Kolfage to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The website offered the refunds after Kolfage said the donations would go towards a non-profit he created to build the wall, rather than to the U.S. government, as he originally promised. Kolfage 180

January 11, 2019 9:28 AM Car bomb blast kills at least one in Iraqi border town of al-Qaim: military statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blast killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen the Iraqi town of al-Qaim on the Syrian border on Friday, a statement from Iraq’s military said. The military said one person was killed, and 16 people were injured. A local senior police source put the number killed at three, with 23 injured. The military and the police 160

January 9, 2019 10:07 AM U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Speaker’s office. Pompeo is on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on reports of Pompeo’s visit to Iraq. Asked on Tuesday about 171

January 8, 2019 12:21 PM Asian Cup: Iraq stun Vietnam with late Adnan free kick; Saudi Arabia ease past North Korea

Iraq's Ali Adnan scored with a curling free kick in the final minute as the former champions were twice forced to come from behind to beat Vietnam 3-2 in the Asian Cup on Tuesday, while Saudi Arabia eased to a 4-0 win over North Korea in the later game. Italy-based winger Adnan placed his strike high and to the left of Vietnam goalkeeper Dang Van Lam to give 2007 winners 111

January 4, 2019 10:48 AM Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's Fortunes

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement in December that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria came at a time when Washington seemed to finally be developing a strategy to tackle the Syrian conflict that went beyond prioritizing fighting ISIS. It was not Syria that was the focus of this new strategy; it was Iran. While former President Barack 142

January 4, 2019 4:44 AM Navy SEAL to plead not guilty to murder charge of ISIS teen

SAN DIEGO – A decorated Navy SEAL is facing charges of premediated murder and other offenses in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is also accused of posing with the teen's corpse at his re-enlistment 133

December 28, 2018 1:28 PM Vatican official urges Iraq's Christians to forgive, rebuild

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican secretary of state urged Iraqi Christians who have endured years of Islamic extremist persecution to forgive, reconcile and rebuild their broken communities as he celebrated Mass Friday in Iraq's largest Christian town. Cardinal Pietro Parolin has spent the Christmas holidays in Iraq in a show of Pope Francis' solidarity with the region's 116

December 24, 2018 9:15 PM The Latest: Pope: Choose simplicity over Christmas greed

Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis spreads incense in front of a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra 122

December 15, 2018 2:34 AM Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman held as a sex slave by Islamic State militants who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday she intended to use the prize money to build a hospital for victims of sexual abuse in her hometown. The Yazidi survivor was speaking to a crowd of hundreds in Sinjar, her hometown in northern 113

December 13, 2018 10:17 PM Islamic State says Strasbourg shooter was one of its soldiers, gives no evidence

PARIS/CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State said the man who killed three people in Strasbourg was one of its soldiers, the group’s Amaq news website said on Thursday, although it provided no evidence for the claim. An online statement from the group’s Amaq news agency said the attacker “was an Islamic State soldier and carried out the operation in response 87