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US sells home of couple illegally working with Syria company

Sep. 13, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Homeland Security is diverting nearly $650,000 to a victims’ compensation fund from the sale of a suburban Boston home that belonged to a couple authorities say illegally did business with a Syrian electronics company, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The Syrian company was...

Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric resigns, 15 dead

Aug. 29, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Shiite cleric announced Monday that he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace and sparking clashes with security forces. At least 15 protesters were killed. Protesters loyal to cleric...

Turkish strikes in northern Iraq kill at least 8 tourists

Jul. 20, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Turkish artillery strikes killed at least eight tourists, among them a small child, in northern Iraq and wounded over 20, officials from the Iraqi Kurdish government, a hospital and the army said Wednesday. At least four artillery shells struck the resort area...

Planners break ground for new Gulf War memorial in DC

Jul. 14, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over 30 years after a U.S.-led international military coalition expelled occupying Iraqi troops from Kuwait, planners have broken ground on the long-simmering plans for a Gulf War memorial. Hundreds gathered Thursday morning for a ground-breaking ceremony at the...

Justices say vet who lost job as Texas trooper can sue state

Jun. 29, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a former state trooper to sue Texas over his claim that he was forced out of his job when he returned from Army service in Iraq. The justices ruled for Army veteran Le Roy Torres under a federal law that was enacted in 1994...