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Survey of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans finds half affected by suicide

Survey of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans finds half affected by suicide

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Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A new study from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America revealed more than half say know know a fellow post-9/11 service member who committed suicide.The nonpartisan veteran organization had more than 4,300 IAVA veteran members participate in the study, a collaboration with George Mason University and Threespot Media. The findings were presented Thursday to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin during a meeting with other veteran service organizations on Capitol Hill.While the survey is not representative of all veterans, it provides a glimpse into the challenges facing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ranging from employment opportunities to reforming the Department of Veteran Affairs. Suicide was the most pressing issue in the survey.IAVA found that...
Kurdistan prepared for unconditional talks with Iraq

Kurdistan prepared for unconditional talks with Iraq

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Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Kurdistan's two major political parties have announced they are prepared to enter unconditional talks with Iraq to discuss the nation's constitution.The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party stated they will abandon the region's quest for independence from Iraq, but are willing to open a dialogue with the nation's government."We hereby declare to all parties that we are prepared to have unconditional dialogue on the basis of the constitution, away from imposing the policy of de facto, attacks or military arrogance," the statement read. "Iraq needs to come to the discussion table on the basis of recognizing the rights of Kurdistan nation. To this end, the government of Kurdistan will represent Kurdistan's nation."The two major parties met with 30 o...
Iraq, Saudi Arabia express full commitment to OPEC balancing act

Iraq, Saudi Arabia express full commitment to OPEC balancing act

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Oil production from Iraq and Saudi Arabia will remain subdued until the markets reach a target level that indicates a balanced market, leaders said.Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud hosted Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luabi to discuss recent trades in shared oil policy.Saudi Arabia is the largest oil producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Iraq is second. In terms of contribution to the OPEC-led effort to balance a market that's oversupplied by historic standards, Saudi is said to be cutting the most, while Iraq has been considered among the least compliant.According to the official Saudi Press Agency, both sides touched on coordination with the multilateral agreement "and the confirmation of the two countries full commitment ...