10 things you need to know today: September 9, 2014

The Week Iraq approves a unity government, investigators say what downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and more 1. Iraq gets a new unity government Iraq’s parliament approved a new unity government on Monday led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi. The new leader is a Shiite Muslim, like his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki, whose government alienated minority… More 10 things you need to know today: September 9, 2014

Maliki Agrees To Resign

Liberaland  Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step down, avoiding a possible further crisis. While the country is not at peace, Mr. Maliki’s decision appeared to pave the way for the first truly peaceful transition of power, based on democratic elections and without the guiding hand of American military forces, in modern Iraq’s… More Maliki Agrees To Resign

10 things you need to know today: August 12, 2014

The Week 1. Robin Williams dies at the age of 63 Robin Williams, the actor who gave us Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society,and Good Will Hunting, has died. Though the investigation is ongoing, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department said the coroner “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.” The… More 10 things you need to know today: August 12, 2014

10 things you need to know today: June 24, 2014

The Week Kerry says Iraq will form a new government, 168 children are freed after a sex-trafficking crackdown, and more 1. Kerry says Maliki will form a new Iraqi government Secretary of State John Kerry said after meeting with Iraqi leaders on Monday that embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had pledged to form a new… More 10 things you need to know today: June 24, 2014