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2013-09-21 12:21:59

PARIS, September 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New information about the Iranian dissidents taken hostage in Iraq reveals that an American delegation has met and talked three times with the hostages at the prison of "Golden Division" near Baghdad airport. This division is affiliated to the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Based on the same information, when a UN delegation subsequently planned to meet the hostages at this place, Iraqi police, under a new order...

2013-03-01 20:20:24

Documentary to show if individual soldiers can put aside the differences of ideology and government PHOENIX, NEW YORK and SADR CITY, Baghdad, Iraq, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Shai: Arabic for "Tea." Commonly shared by friends when sitting down to speak; an excellent alternative to machine guns. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130301/CG69793) Iraq War veteran Daniel Somers is traveling back to Baghdad in order to meet with his former enemies ("insurgents")...

2013-02-21 23:01:13

An international coalition of book artists exhibit work responding to the 2007 car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad´s street of booksellers. The exhibit consists of fifty-four artist books created by the letterpress and book arts community in response to the bombing. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 On March 5, 2007, during the States´ most recent war with Iraq, an unnamed group detonated a car bomb in al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad´s age-old center for...

2012-08-23 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On 23 August 2012, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) examined three sets of events regarding Iranian dissidents in Iraq, who are members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) and concluded in a press release that certain actions are necessary to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe as well as to correct wrongs. These events include: 1) A 21 July interview with as well as a 22 July article by a high level whistleblower who is a former official of the UN...

2012-08-07 10:24:31

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the course of research on Iranian dissidents, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) reviewed letters sent by a Senator and Members of the House of Representatives to the Secretary of State on the status of Iranian dissidents in Iraq. IPC also participated in a briefing by Members of the House. IPC research is consistent with views expressed in these letters and at the briefing. In a June 12, 2012 letter, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of...

2012-07-17 10:23:55

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On 17 July 2012, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) issued a press release. A State Department teleconference on 6 July 2012 prompted the release. Briefing the media were Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin as well as Special Advisor to the Secretary on Camp Ashraf, Ambassador Daniel Fried. They briefed on the situation at Camp Ashraf, Iraq and the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) designation. Developments over the past few...

2012-07-11 14:21:08

DENVER, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Klein Frank, P.C. of Boulder, Colorado and the Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon in Dallas, Texas announce that a jury has rendered a verdict in the amount of $18.78 Million in the case of Dawson v. Fluor Intercontinental, Inc. Plaintiff David Dawson was a civilian contractor working on the reconstruction of Iraq. Defendant Fluor Intercontinental, Inc. entered into a $59 Million a year costs plus contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to provide O&M and...

2012-05-24 06:24:03

NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --AJC praised world powers for holding firm in the just-concluded talks with Iran in Baghdad. Two days of discussions between the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany and Iran ended today with no agreement other than to meet again. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Pleasantries aside, Iran has taken no action to prove its nuclear program is purely for civilian purposes, as it alleges," said AJC...

2012-05-21 06:25:05

BRUSSELS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) draws the attention of the European Union's High Representative at the outset of her upcoming visit to Baghdad in order to chair the 5+1 countries negotiations. While since last December the issue of Camp Liberty has been actively under considerations and Ashraf residents, at the recommendation of the camp's representatives and leaders, by showing goodwill and...

2012-05-11 10:21:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary C. Alan Walker, under the direction of Governor Tom Corbett, today filed a petition with the Commonwealth Court to appoint retired USAF Maj. Gen. William B. Lynch as the receiver for the distressed City of Harrisburg. "We remain focused on the ongoing fiscal recovery efforts and the implementation of the court-approved recovery plan to get the City of Harrisburg back on...