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Commentary: Global gridlock -- and lockjaw

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A former national security adviser says the United States faces its biggest threat since the fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union: Cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Defense: Mutatis mutandis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Sequestration, or confiscating something of value, gave pause to reassess a U.S. defense budget that is now 46 percent of the entire world’s defense spending.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Political chaos hits Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government violated the principles of the state constitution when it barred the vice president from leaving the country, a political party claimed.
Iran, Syria back Iraq's Allawi for PM?

Iran, Syria back Iraq's Allawi for PM?

BAGHDAD, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Damascus and Tehran have thrown their weight behind Iyad Allawi to unseat Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in the March elections, sources said Wednesday.

Baathist purge in Iraq goes local

BAGHDAD, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The de-Baathification effort unsettling the political scene ahead of parliamentary elections in Iraq has made its way to the provincial level, officials said.

Iraqis back election transparency plea

BAGHDAD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Iraqi lawmakers backed a measure introduced Wednesday by Deputy Prime Minister Rafi al-Issawi calling for a transparent parliamentary election in March.

Iraq's Chalabi escapes suicide bombing

BAGHDAD, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Six people, including five from the entourage of Iraqi Shiite politician Ahmed Chalabi, were slain in a Baghdad suicide bombing attack, officials said.

Analysis: Report fans Iran attack fears

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. officials have denied claims that U.S. Special Forces are already operating across the Iraqi border in Iran, but Seymour Hersh's claim that senior U.S. generals are opposing American airstrikes against Iran reflects very real divisions in the Pentagon and the Bush administration.
MARTIN SIEFF

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2008.
By United Press International

Iraq Press Roundup

Shebab Al Iraq Newspaper had an editorial Thursday with the title "Has Al Maliki opened Hell's door?" highlighting the role of the Islamist leaders to solve the crisis in Basra city.
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

Lobbyist Black driving McCain's success

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain emerged as the GOP standard-bearer in the presidential race with the help of veteran insider Charlie Black, observers say.

Refugees starting to return to Iraq

BAGHDAD, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government has no plan to deal with the consequences of the return of refugees, such as the 375 who came back from Syria Thursday, it was reported.

Iraq contractor sued over death of soldier

HOUSTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A Texas man has sued a private British security firm for causing the death of his son, a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq.

Iraq Press Roundup

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Baghdad-based independent Al Mada newspaper Monday ran a story with the headline “Talabani has talks with Maliki, Adil Bdul Mehdi on situation; rejects resignation of the Iraq Accordance Front ministers; welcomes the political council's position toward prisoners."
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

Iraq Press Roundup

In an editorial Tuesday titled "Karada Massacre," Falah al-Mishaal, editor of state-run Al Sabah newspaper, said Arab, Muslim and other countries were silent on
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, May 20, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 2, the 153rd of 2006 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2006 with 225 to follow.
By United Press International

Iraq oil exports down in December

BAGHDAD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Iraq's oil exports in December were the lowest since the U.S. invasion in March 2003.

Chalabi takes over Iraq oil ministry

BAGHDAD, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi has been put in charge of Iraq's oil ministry for at least a month.

Chalabi may be shut out of Iraqi Assembly

BAGHDAD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- One-time U.S.-favored Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi is unlikely to win enough votes to join the new Iraqi Assembly, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. With 95 percent of a preliminary tally from the Dec. 15 vote completed, Chalabi remained almost 8,00

Chalabi: No more Australian wheat

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government says it will buy no more Australian wheat until it is reimbursed for kickbacks paid to Saddam Hussein under the oil-for-food program.

Iraq announces new security measures

BAGHDAD, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government said it was implementing a series of new security measures to curb terror attacks which claimed the lives of 150 people Wednesday.

Chalabi's top aide assassinated in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A top aide for Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi was killed Thursday when gunmen stormed his Baghdad house and shot him in front of his family.

Saddam partisan accused of Chalabi attempt

BAGHDAD, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Iraqi National Congress accused ousted dictator Saddam Hussein's followers of the failed attempt to kill Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi.
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