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Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison that became the center of a 2004 prison-abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation, is being closed temporarily because of security concerns, according to the country's Justice Ministry.
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Nigeria's military combed the woods in search of more than 100 school girls who were abducted earlier this week by Boko Haram Islamists, authorities said Wednesday.
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Although I'm now a very proud American citizen, I didn't really want to come to America.
File - Rescuers carry away victims following a mortar attack on the western Iraqi cityof Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar province, on April 15, 2014.
Rumsfeld, who was U.S. defense secretary under President George W. Bush, posted a picture on Twitter of the letter he sent to the Internal Revenue Service, saying he had submitted his tax return by Tuesday's deadline but that he had "absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and tax payments are accurate."
Lieutenant General Hassan Karim Khudayr was killed while flying his helicopter after the aircraft experience a "technical defect" malfunction while landing north of Baghdad, according to defense minister reports.
Eleven people were killed and 31 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, while the Iraqi Justice Ministry blocked Abu Ghraib prison in the west of the capital Baghdad over security concerns.
Workers load humanitarian aid from United Nations onto a plane for Syrian families, in Arbil airport, about 350 km north of Baghdad, December 15, 2013.
Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.
Al-Qaeda-linked militants have closed all gates of a dam they control in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in Anbar Province.
Abu Sulayman al Muhajir , a high-ranking sharia official in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has released a video explaining the group's ongoing conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham .
"The Admission" - Motti Lerner's controversial play about a massacre of Palestinian civilians that just finished a short, sold-out run at Theater J - will have an afterlife.
A U.S. Army general has denied clemency for Chelsea Manning and upheld the former soldier's 35-year prison sentence for providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the Army said Monday.
Work continues on the exhibition halls and the main gate at The Iraq Museum, but it may soon open to all Iraqis.
No, the image above isn't from an upcoming movie, but rather the new masks that Taiwan special forces soldiers wear.
In this photo made available by the U.S. Department of Defense, Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, vehicle commander, 617th Military Police Company, Richmond, Ky., stands at attention before receiving the Silver Star at an awards ceremony at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 16, 2005.