The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Nearly four months after President Obama declared an end to the American combat mission in Iraq, the country still has nearly 50,000 american service members present in non-combat operations.
We take a look at the reality on the ground, and the country’s new government with New York Times Baghdad bureau chief Anthony Shadid. Shadid told us that he struggles to make readers understand the devastation in the country, where everyone he meets has lost a loved one.