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Sowing seeds of peace, from Virginia to Iraq

By Rev. Wayne Lavender SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq: Soon after the tragic attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I left the church where I had been serving as the senior pastor for 12 years, sensing a call to work for peace and justice. I travelled up and down the east coast of the United States to speak about peace, …


Rapid attacks across Iraq kill 50 people

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sameer N. Yacoub / AP BAGHDAD: A rapid series of attacks spread over a wide swath of Iraqi territory killed at least 50 people on Thursday, targeting mostly security forces in what appeared to be another strike by Al-Qaeda insurgents bent on destabilizing the country. The apparently coordinated bombings and shootings unfolded …


Jordan PM plans to visit Iraq after Egypt gas cuts

AMMAN: Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh said Tuesday he plans to visit Iraq "very soon" to look for alternatives for Egypt’s gas after repeated cut-offs in supplies to the energy-poor kingdom. "I will visit Iraq very soon to discuss the issue. We are still trying with the Qataris as well as the Saudis," Khasawneh told …


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