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Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is ready...best-trained and equipped troops to defend Baghdad, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press...or around a major Shiite shrine north of Baghdad.These weaknesses were highlighted when...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/iraqi-prime-ministers-focus-defend-ba
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Today in history

...attacker detonated a massive car bomb at a checkpoint near the British Embassy and the interim government's headquarters in Baghdad, killing 11 people; the governor of Nineveh province was killed in an attack on his convoy.Five years ago: At her Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-15
Local
Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers and helicopter gunships appeared to be holding...loss of the Beiji oil refinery, some 155 miles north of Baghdad, would be a devastating symbol of the Baghdad government's powerlessness in the face of a determined...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/iraqi-forces-hold-refinery-fight
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A Bishop's Perspective: The cry of Christians in Iraq

...that Christian women wear the hijab, or veil, when in public.Mar Louis Raphael Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Baghdad, characterized the current situation as "perhaps the darkest and most difficult period in (the Church's) recent history...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-06/bishops-perspective-cry-christians-ir
Opinion
Perseverance Theatre's ASTI program begins July 12

...switching back and forth between two young men in Castner's Cutthroats in WWII, and two female army soldiers based in Baghdad in 2003. The production stars Tlingit actor Charles McKenry of Juneau, Yup'ik actor Corey Joseph of Kwigillingok, Tlingit...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-10/perseverance-theatres-asti-program-begins
Art
'Warriors' a portrait of Alaska Natives in combat

...main settings: Attu island in 1943 and Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003. In each place, two Alaskan...Japanese captive in Attu and an Iraqi in Baghdad."We've got a war of defending one's...as the two sets of soldiers in Attu and Baghdad. A fifth actor plays the prisoner in...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/warriors-portrait-alaska-natives-combat
Art
Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

...intelligence efforts in Iraq and create joint operations centers in Baghdad and northern Iraq.When coupled with previously announced...to provide security and support for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and other American interests.Mindful of what he called...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/obama-us-sending-military-advisers-ir
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Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...war-weary nation. The Obama administration had proposed keeping a residual U.S. force in Iraq to continue training Iraqis, but Baghdad rejected Washington's demand that its troops be granted immunity for prosecution while in the country.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/congress-worries-iraq-crisis-could-be
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Perseverance brings plays downtown

...switching back and forth between two young men in Castner's Cutthroats in WWII, and two female army soldiers based in Baghdad in 2003. The production stars Tlingit actor Charles McKenry of Juneau, Yup'ik actor Corey Joseph of Kwigillingok, Tlingit...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/perseverance-brings-plays-downtown
Art
My Turn: D-Day's clarion call

...truth an opportunity for all of us to stop and recall the service and sacrifice of every fighting American from Bunker Hill to Baghdad. We are free and safe because they fought.A D-Day anniversary is also cause to recall the responsibilities of freedom...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-25/my-turn-d-days-clarion-call
Opinion

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