The self-help expert who ran a program at an Arizona resort where three people died this month says it has been a “difficult” period but that he will continue his schedule of events despite the deaths. James Arthur Ray, who ran the “Spiritual Warrior” program at the Angel Valley Retreat Center near Sedona, also addressed the families of those who died.
Ahmed Basim Mohammed al-Abaje is understanding about slow salary payments from the Iraqi government. He and other citizens of Baghdad are beginning to realize that the Iraqi government is running low on cash owing to the global financial crisis.
Iraqi police and soldiers on Saturday launched major raids in a once-notorious insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad. A police official in the Anbar province city of Falluja told CNN that a large number of security forces were scouring its Sinaie district for an array of weapons — machine guns, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms.
Iraqi security forces and Awakening Council members clashed Saturday in Baghdad, leaving two civilians dead, 13 other people wounded, and five Iraqi soldiers kidnapped, a military official told CNN. The incident started after Adel al-Mashhadani — the leader of the Fadhil Awakening Council in northern Baghdad — and an aide were arrested by members of the Iraqi army and U.S