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Muqtada al-Sadr's Revolution

Muqtada al-Sadr has long served as the spark in a volatile Iraq. When the Shiite cleric ordered his followers to fight U.S. forces in 2004, it was the gravest challenge to the United States in Iraq since Saddam Hussein was toppled. 1,663 more words

Iran

Foiled Kenya Anthrax Plot Hints At Islamic State's Scramble For Africa

NAIROBI — Kenyan authorities claim to have foiled a “large-scale” biological terrorist plot by militants linked to the Islamic State (IS), raising fears that the Iraq- and Syria-based group may be extending its influence in Africa. 966 more words

Terrorism

The War Between the Islamic State’s Enemies

KURSI, Iraq –– It’s been 15 months since the Islamic State was beaten back from the northern reaches of Sinjar Mountain, and still 13-year-old Mustafa Saada won’t speak. 1,580 more words

Iraq

Learning to be at Peace

I work in an extremely stressful environment. A dispatch center is full of chaos and each call could be a matter of life and death. We handle all calls for emergency services; Fire, law, and EMS. 587 more words

Rant

Westcan ACS to Exhibit at AFCA Conference

Westcan Advanced Communications Solutions will be a featured exhibitor at the upcoming Alberta Fire Chiefs Association Conference & Trade Show, May 29-30, 2016, at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary, Alberta. 130 more words

Compatibility

All the hits: week thirteen (family edition)

Phoenix, Arizona

Taliesin West: Ben’s parents flew into Phoenix to join us on our trip for two weeks. After we picked them up from the airport and had breakfast (for us) and lunch (for them), we embarked on a tour of some of the many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Phoenix. 1,267 more words

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