Following the conviction of a few low-ranking soldiers for their roles in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, Lt. Col
Military Police at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison dubbed him the Iceman; others used the nickname Mr.
Abu Ibrahim, a stocky, bespectacled Syrian from the besieged southern city of Dara’a, bounded into the general store on the Jordan-Syria border in his white plastic sandals, grasping his daughter Noor’s hand as the 6-year-old struggled to keep up. He’d left Dara’a, the center of a two-month-old antigovernment uprising, just a few hours earlier and was desperate to get back before the end of Friday midday prayers and the start of the weekly nationwide protests that have always followed.
Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi’s new state-of-the-art Formula One track, has many new features never seen on the F1 circuit.
He’s already served the time, but lawyers Thursday argued to clear his name as onetime U.S. Army Sgt