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Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said religious authorities have a role in protecting Iraq’s Christians, and that they should live in peace and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis.

Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

The Pentagon says a U.S. contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

As pope’s visit to Iraq nears, US forces claim rockets hit airbase hosting US troops

It was the first attack since the U.S. struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border last week.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 28 dead

The rare suicide bombing attack hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis.

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

The warrant was issued by a judge in Baghdad’s investigative court tasked with probing the Washington-directed drone strike that killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the court’s media office said.

Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

The statement came a day after Iraqi confirmed reports by private security firms that a mine had been discovered attached to the side of a tanker that was refueling another vessel.

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush has died at 95.

2 Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune killed serving in Iraq

Two Camp Lejeune Marines serving in Iraq died over the weekend.

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Iran has struck back at the United States for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, calling it revenge for the U.S. killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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World’s largest swim lesson helps keep kids afloat

As we dive into summer, are area children ready for fun in the sun? With the help of the Nir Family YMCA, they will be. The YMCA partnered with Waves of Wilmington swim team to offer kids across New Hanover County free swim lessons.