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  • Iraq: Official disputes assassination allegation

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The head of the military command in Iraq's Anbar province on Saturday disputed claims by supporters of the country's deputy prime minister that he faced an assassination attempt a day earlier while traveling west of Baghdad. Shots were fired Friday as Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq's convoy was on the outskirts of the greater Baghdad area, near the border with the restive, Sunni-dominated Anbar province. The circumstances of what happened are in dispute. A Sunni lawmaker accompanying al-Mutlaq, Talal al-Zobaie, said after the shooting that a group of armed men in army uniforms opened fire at their convoy, triggering a firefight. Sam Patten, a U.S.

  • Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    Published: Wed, Jan 22, 2014

    The Los Angeles Times reports that Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The cell also planned attacks on the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and a bus line that connects that city with a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, officials said. In a statement released in Hebrew, the intelligence agency Shin Bet announced that it arrested two members of the cell, both residents of East Jerusalem, on Dec. 25. A third suspect, from the West Bank city of Jenin, was arrested Jan. 6. Read the rest of this story at LATimes.com .

  • Oklahoman among six soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    An Oklahoman from Heavener was among six soldiers killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

  • Former hostage to speak in Oklahoma on anniversary of Iran crisis

    BY SILAS ALLEN sallen@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Nov 3, 2013

    In November 1979, John Limbert was in Iran, working to make sense of the social changes sweeping the nation. Then the American Foreign Service officer found himself caught up in those changes.