Japan’s unemployment rate hit a six-year high in June, climbing to 5.4 percent, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday. The site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon was converted into Camp Alpha shortly after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. The troops and their contractors caused “major damage” by digging, cutting, scraping and leveling while they were revamping the site to meet military standards, the U.N
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.