Rand Paul announced back in March that he was opposing the confirmation of CIA director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State and Gina Haspel, a torturer, to replace him at the CIA. “It goes against most of the things President Trump campaigned on, that the unintended consequences of regime change in Iraq led to…
The New York Times reports that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is resigning, and his replacement is going to be John Bolton, one of the very worst people from the administration of George W. Bush. The Iran deal is, in all likelihood, toast.
It’s been 15 years since President George W. Bush told the public in a nighttime address that the United States had begun a massive invasion of Iraq. That would seem to be plenty of time for a country that was led into war under false pretenses to reconsider a foreign policy disaster that killed hundreds of thousands…
Fifteen years ago today, at approximately 10:15 PM ET, President George W. Bush announced the start of military action in the massive crime known as Operation Iraqi Freedom in a five-minute address to the nation.
Donald Trump can’t disappear American citizens.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disturbed” by a federal judge’s ruling that says hundreds of Iraqi immigrants currently languishing in ICE’s custody are constitutionally entitled to be released on bond, according to Courthouse News.
For families with roots in countries singled out by President Trump’s travel ban, this holiday season is a particularly complicated time to explore what being American truly means. In the fifth video of our “Banned Recipes” series, an Iraqi American shows us how to make kleicha, a sweet and simple dessert that’s the…
It’s difficult to exaggerate the repulsiveness of what today’s top political news story: the fight over whether or not Barack Obama called Gen. John Kelly, who is now Donald Trump’s chief of staff, after Kelly’s son was killed in 2010 while fighting in the forever war in Afghanistan.
ICE arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants from Iraq in the metro Detroit area on Sunday. The raid appears to target a community of Chaldeans immigrants, a Christian minority from Iraq that voted overwhelmingly voted for Trump.
President Trump's retooled ban targeting residents from six largely Muslim countries and a total ban on Syrian refugees entering the U.S. is expected to be introduced on Monday.
It’s only been a week and President Donald Trump has picked fights with more countries than you can count on one hand.
The implementation of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from several Muslim-majority countries is wreaking havoc at airports across the world, and even some travelers legally allowed to reside in the U.S. are being prevented from boarding flights to return home.
Early on Monday morning, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of an attempt by Iraqi and Kurdish forces to retake Mosul, the northern Iraqi city that's been held by ISIS since June 2014. The announcement and initial maneuvers of the operation were livestreamed on social media; On Facebook, on …
Ghada Bayati lost nearly everything in Iraq. Now she has 24 families in Houston, Texas.
HOUSTON—The last straw for Ahmed Badr and his family was when a bomb hit their house.
DOHUK, Iraq—When Islamic State militants pushed into the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in August 2014, they rounded up older boys and men from the Yazidi minority religious sect into nearby fields and executed them. Yazidi children and women were separated into groups and transported deep into ISIS-held territory.…
Math, composition, and the politics of Islamic law—just a few of the subjects that children living in the Islamic State are, apparently, learning in school.
When it comes to string instruments, guitars are passé, mandolins are too hip, and banjos…no thanks. Listeners of discernment choose an ancient Mesopotamian lyre.
Despite the best efforts of governments, militaries, and spy agencies around the world, the terroristic armies of ISIS remain a violent threat in Syria, Iraq, and surrounding areas. President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have repeatedly discussed their strategies for halting the spread of ISIS, as have countless…