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July 11, 2018 9:39 AM Trudeau announces new Canada led NATO training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS— The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the deployment of as many as 250 Canadian 6

May 20, 2018 2:47 PM Baghdad, Karachi archbishops among Pope Francis’ choices for new cardinals

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome’s homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. “I am happy to announce that on June 29, I will hold a consistory (ceremony) to make 14 new cardinals 19

May 17, 2018 6:26 PM French official says friend of Paris attacker faces accomplice charge

Khamzat Azimov, who was born in the Russian republic of Chechnya, killed one person and wounded four others with a knife. He was killed by police as he advanced on them, saying “shoot, shoot, shoot.” Molins said that Azimov’s parents, who were detained shortly after the stabbing spree, said they recognized their son in a video declaring allegiance to the Islamic 14

May 14, 2018 3:52 AM Indonesia police say Surabaya headquarters attacked

Attack comes day after 3 churches attacked by family of suicide bombers The police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city was attacked Monday by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people. CCTV footage shows a car and two motorcycles 33

April 24, 2018 4:07 PM U.S. veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

Patient, who asked to remain anonymous, is expected to recover urinary and, eventually, sexual function A U.S. veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors say he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address "an unspoken 26

April 23, 2018 10:29 PM Johns Hopkins performs world’s first penile transplant

In the latest breakthrough for the Hopkins reconstructive team, nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons transplanted a deceased donor’s entire penis, scrotum and partial abdominal wall on a wounded soldier over the course of 14 hours. “It’s a real mind-boggling injury to suffer, it is not an easy one to accept,” the soldier said in a statement 29

April 18, 2018 2:31 PM Chemical watchdog rejects Russia’s claim of 2nd nerve agent found in U.K. city where ex-spy was poisoned

Britain says Russia carried out the nerve agent attack by smearing a Soviet-developed nerve agent known as Novichok on a door handle at Sergei Skripal’s house in Salisbury. Moscow denies involvement. Britain’s representative to the OPCW, Ambassador Peter Wilson, slammed the Russian foreign minister’s comments as a breach of the treaty outlawing chemical 26

April 9, 2018 9:13 PM Tammy Duckworth becomes first U.S. senator to give birth while in office

CHICAGO—Sen. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. The Illinois Democrat announced she delivered her second daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, on Monday. Her office says Duckworth is recovering well and asked for privacy. Duckworth, a 50-year-old veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, is one of only 10 lawmakers 20

March 21, 2018 1:48 PM Soccer fans in Iraq celebrate end of three-decade FIFA ban

The world soccer’s governing body lifted the ban last Friday, allowing Iraqi cities of Basra, Karbala and Irbil to host full international games and competitions for the first time since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Iraq’s minister of youth and sports, Abdul-Hussein Abtan, congratulated the Iraqi people on Monday, following FIFA’s move, and said it would 19

March 15, 2018 4:54 PM Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does, says crown prince

Saudi has put out tender for nuclear energy reactors Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch rival Iran does, the kingdom's crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday, raising the prospect of a nuclear arms race in a region already riven with conflict. "Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed 69