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Hundreds protest flag ruling in disputed Iraq town

KHANAQIN, Iraq — Hundreds rallied in the disputed Iraqi town of Khanaqin on Sunday to demand the reversal of a central government ruling barring the flag of the autonomous Kurdish region in official buildings. The town, which has refused to follow the directive, lies within territory claimed by both the…

U.S. to sell 18 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq: Pentagon

The United States is “very close” to sealing a deal to sell 18 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, a top Pentagon official announced Wednesday. Iraq had frozen the $4.2 billion deal earlier this year amid the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings, but the prospects were “promising” for the contract to now…

Iraq asks U.S. congressman to leave after he says they should ‘repay’ for war

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraqi authorities have asked for a US congressman to leave the country after he called for Baghdad to repay part of the money spent by Washington since the 2003 invasion, a spokesman said on Saturday. Republican representative Dana Rohrabacher’s remarks at a news conference in Baghdad stood…

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