Sunni protesters dig in as tensions flare in Iraq

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, protesters chant slogans against Iraq's Shiite-led government as they wave national flags during a demonstration in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen camped out on the edge of this one-time Iraqi insurgent stronghold are digging in and growing more organized, vowing to keep up their protests against a Shiite-led government they feel has left them behind. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — Sunni protesters are camped out in dozens of tents festooned with tribal banners on the edge of this one-time Iraqi insurgent stronghold. They are digging in and growing more organized, vowing to keep up their demonstrations against a Shiite-led government they feel has left them behind.


U.S. returns Ur to Iraq

UR, Iraq: The U.S. military on Wednesday handed control of ancient Ur, the biblical birthplace of Abraham, back to Iraqi authorities, who hope now to reـlaunch it as a major tourism site.
“We officially announce the taking over of Ziggurat of Ur