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Letters From Baghdad - A Documentary Film : Letters From Baghdad
The story of Gertrude Bell, sometimes referred to as the female Lawrence of Arabia, who helped shape Iraq's destiny following WWI.
travel  documentary  film  politics  foreign  policy  archaeology  history  mesopotamia  baghdad  iraq  arabia  middle-east 
12 days ago by asaltydog
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.
India has committed $3B in aid to Afghanistan since US-led forces toppled the extremist Taliban regime after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
15 days ago by joeybaker
Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad | World news
Nicholas Slatten, 35, found guilty of murder for his role in the killing of at least 14 unarmed civilians in a bustling square
mesopotamia  militaryOverreach  judicialImpotence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption 
16 days ago by joeybaker
Iran Rejects Motion To Ban Marriage Of Girls Under Thirteen
A parliamentary motion banning child marriage in Iran has been rejected by Majles (parliament), an MP reported.
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18 days ago by joeybaker
Pentagon Says 35 Killed in Trump’s First Yemen Raid — More Than Twice as Many as Previously Reported
The Pentagon’s assessment of 35 hostile fighters dead in the raid would only be possible if women and children were counted as “enemies.”
mesopotamia  militaryIncompetence 
28 days ago by joeybaker

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