All posts tagged "Baghdad"

  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 file photo, Adraa Taleb holds the hand of her maternal cousin Haidar Mustafa, three, who was wounded in Thursday's twin suicide bombings, as he sleeps on a bed at the Rasoul Aazam Hospital in Burj al-Barajneh, southern Beirut, Lebanon. Haidar's parents Hussein and Leila were killed in the blast as they were parking their car when one of two suicide attackers blew himself up in a southern Beirut suburb near their vehicle. Within hours of the Paris attacks last week that left 129 dead, outrage and sympathy flooded social media feeds and filled the airwaves. Commenting on the public outpouring of support and anger following the Paris attacks, Lebanese blogger Joey Ayoub accused the media and world leaders of caring less about deaths in Beirut in IS attacks than deaths in Paris at the hands of the same group. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
    As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Within hours of last week’s Paris attacks, as outrage and sympathy flooded his social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his Facebook cover photo to read “solidarity” — and...

    • Posted November 16, 2015
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  • Civilians inspect a burned house after a bombing in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo)
    U.S. airstrikes ISIS near Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • (AP-Yonhap) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sits inside a tent belonging to a Syrian family at a refugee camp in Irbil, 350 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday. Ban expressed his deep sadness over the suffering and the hard conditions the refugees are living in. The Syrian conflict, which began in March 2011, has killed more than 120,000 people, forced more than 2 million to flee the country and devastated the nation's cities, economy and social fabric.
    U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon condemns S. Sudan, rebel forces for stealing humanitarian aid

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday strongly condemned the commandeering of humanitarian vehicles and the theft of food and other desperately needed aid by government and anti-government forces in violence-torn South Sudan. In a statement, Mr. Ban...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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