October 31, 2008 The war in Iraq has driven out much of the country's intellectual capital, including engineers, administrators and doctors. The health care system has been hit particularly hard, and the Health Ministry is offering high pay and protection to help bring doctors back to local Iraqi hospitals.
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October 28, 2008 In northern Iraq, thousands of Christian families remain displaced from their homes in the city of Mosul. Many are living with relatives or taking refuge in churches and monasteries in an area north of the city that's known as the Nineveh Plain.
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October 28, 2008 The northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk has become a symbol for one of the country's most intractable problems: debate over who should control Iraq's oil riches. The Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens are all vying for demographic and political control.
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October 27, 2008 The Syrian government says U.S. helicopters delivered troops into Syrian territory Sunday, and attacked a building and killed eight civilians. Syria officials called the incident inside its border with Iraq "serious aggression." The Pentagon has not commented. U.S. officials have complained that Sunni insurgents use Syria as a base for sending fighters and weapons into Iraq.
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October 26, 2008 Syria's government-run news agency says U.S. helicopters struck a Syrian village on Sunday, leading to casualties. So far, the U.S. military in Iraq has not commented on the report.
October 19, 2008 Violence has forced thousands of Iraqi Christians to flee their homes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The displaced are crowded into churches and homes in villages north of the city, and they're crying out for help.
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October 7, 2008 In their second presidential debate, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama grappled with the mortgage crisis, taxes, spending, health care and entitlement programs before moving to skirmish more briefly on foreign policy and security issues.
October 7, 2008 John McCain and Barack Obama will face each other in a town-hall-style format Tuesday night in which the audience asks the questions. They need to put on a show at least as good as their running mates did last week.
October 3, 2008 The vice presidential candidates dueled in a highly anticipated, fast-paced and wide-ranging matchup Thursday night. In the end, both met expectations. Joe Biden and Sarah Palin sought to define themselves to an audience that would get only one chance to see them face off.
September 29, 2008 The bank bailout has extended to Europe, where infusions of government cash rescued some struggling financial giants. Analysts predict the result of the crisis will be a major consolidation of European banks.
September 27, 2008 John McCain and Barack Obama skirmished over issues ranging from the nation's fiscal crisis to its foreign threats in their first nationally televised debate. The two senators pressed their basic themes: McCain stressed his experience, while Obama claimed his was the broader vision.
September 25, 2008 The first presidential debate, which is set to focus on foreign policy, could tell us a lot about candidates McCain and Obama and their views on foreign policy and national security. It's all a matter of asking the right questions.
September 18, 2008 The latest attack on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen stems from government instability, a food crisis and a strain of radical Islam. Is Yemen at risk of becoming a failed state?
September 15, 2008 As head of the U.S. military's Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus will be in charge of two wars and some of the most volatile regions on Earth. He's lauded as a leader and strategist, but he will need to get up to speed on new regions beyond Iraq.
September 12, 2008 Embattled Bolivian President Evo Morales owes his rise to his support for poor coca farmers and a promise to share the country's resource wealth.
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