Posts tagged "iraq"

Meet The Iraqi Cellist Who Plays At Baghdad Explosion Sites

Karim Wasfi, accomplished conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has begun sharing music outside concert hall walls – these days, he plays at the sites of explosions in his…

Claire Hannum | June 8, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Here’s The Happiest Country In The World

Gallup’s annual worldwide End Of Year survey interviewed over 64,000 people from 65 countries and asked them, among other things, whether they were happy with their lives. Despite how terribly world

Claire Hannum | January 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

5 Things To Know About The 7,000 Yazidi Women Being Held As Sex Slaves By ISIS

Militants from ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State/ISIL (or whatever else you’d like to name the terrorist group that’s been wreaking havoc on Middle Eastern society and by proxy, much of…

Claire Hannum | October 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

Muslim Mother Shaima Alawadi Brutally Beaten To Death

This past week, 32-year-old mother of five Shaima Alawadi was found brutally beaten in her El Cajon, California, home, her head bashed in with a tire iron. She was taken…

Julie Gerstein | March 27, 2012 - 8:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Female Vets Less Supportive Of Wars

Female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are less supportive of the wars than their male counterparts, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. I…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Time To Cry: Operation Baghdad Pups Reunites Soldiers With Their Iraqi Pups

While the war in Iraq may have officially ended last week, the U.S. soldiers who were stationed there will be feeling the after effects of life in a warzone for…

Julie Gerstein | December 22, 2011 - 9:20 am

The Military’s Dirty Little Human Trafficking Secret

We tend to think of human trafficking as something that happens over there, a crime committed by someone else. But, as discussed in a piece in the current issue of…

Julie Gerstein | June 1, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Best Friend Went To Iraq

Stephanie was the last person you would expect to join the Army. The absolute last person. You can ask anyone who knew her growing up and they would all say…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: UN Cuts Food Aid For 800,000 Pregnant And Nursing Iraqi Women

Due to a lack of funding, the United Nations has to cut back on food aid for 800,000 pregnant and nursing women and 960,000 children in Iraq. [AOL News]

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Female Iraqi Wrestlers Face Hardcore Opposition

Girls on Iraq’s first all-female wrestling team in Diwaniya are being threatened and ostracized because people believe their participation in this sport is a “transgression” and could lead to promiscuity,…

Nikki Dowling | August 7, 2009 - 11:10 am

An Iraqi Girl Almost Becomes A Suicide Bomber

Rania Ibrahim, a 15-year-old girl, was found carrying a vest filled with 33 pounds of explosives in Baqouba, Iraq, last year. Those are the facts of the story we know.

Daniela Guernica | August 6, 2009 - 8:40 pm

Quickies!: Angelina Jolie Makes A Visit To Baghdad

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Angelina Jolie went to Iraq today for a day trip, visiting displaced families in Baghdad. [CNN] — Angie hoped her trip would bring attention…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 23, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Band Of Brothers: Soldiers In Iraq Get N’Sync

What’s better than four shirtless soldiers who can dance? Finding a man who loves N’Sync as much as we did — OK, do. This routine to “Bye, Bye,…

Simcha | May 19, 2009 - 10:00 am

Quickies!: Demi And Ashton To Adopt & Chris Brown’s New Girl

A dad took his kid to the dentist to have an extra tooth removed. Afterwards, he filmed him, feeling a little kooky! Kids are funny. [YouTube]
Four thousand women are…

Persia Ali | February 3, 2009 - 10:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: All My Children Casting, A Celeb Fashion Line, And Avril’s Kuala Lumpur Concert

All My Children is looking for an Iraq war vet to play an Iraq war vet. How meta. [NPR]
David Arquette and Ben Harper are funding a new clothing line…

Catherine Strawn | August 20, 2008 - 11:30 am

No Porn For Troops

You can serve the entire country in the military, but the military won’t let you serve yourself. Did you know that our troops in Iraq aren’t allowed porn? (If only…

Simcha | June 27, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Soap Opera Among War Correspondants

60 Minutes reporter (and former swimsuit model) Lara Logan supposedly had two relationships while covering the Iraq war, and one was with a married man. Joe Burkett’s wife is claiming…

Catherine Strawn | June 26, 2008 - 2:00 pm

War, What Is It Good For? Making Widows

Women in Iraq have it rough. Many have husbands are missing or dead, so they are responsible for taking care of their families, which means more than just putting food…

Catherine Strawn | April 23, 2008 - 2:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Cancer, Genital Warts, And War Zones — Fun!

When it comes to couples in which someone is recovering from cancer, how the wife is coping emotionally influences her husband’s physical health. [Reuters]
About six percent of adults in…

Catherine Strawn | April 1, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Love and War: A Story That Will Melt Your Heart

Warning: this story is so sweet, it’ll give you a Valentine’s candy toothache, but it’s worth it!
When six-year-old Jannah Lynn Medvec was given a homework assignment to write a…

Simcha | February 11, 2008 - 5:42 pm