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McCain: Iraq ‘unraveling’ puts U.S. civilians at risk

WASHINGTON — A leading Republican senator warned Sunday that Iraq was “unraveling” in the wake of the withdrawal of US troops, putting at risk the thousands of American civilians in the country. Senator John McCain, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, blamed the deteriorating situation on…

Appeals court rules Rumsfeld can be held liable for torture of U.S. civilians in Iraq

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for creating policies that caused American civilians to be tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq. In a 2 to 1 decision, the court ruled that the…

Pirates capture four American civilians off Oman

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A yacht with four Americans on board is believed to have been hijacked in the Arabian Sea, the U.S. embassy in Nairobi said on Saturday. Pirate gangs plaguing the shipping lanes through the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean typically target large merchant ships, with oil tankers…

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