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Op-Ed News
Defeating ISIS And Ending Sunni-Shiite War In Iraqfollowing ISIS's inevitable defeat? I maintain that unless the political discus
Defeating ISIS And Ending Sunni-Shiite War In Iraq
Op-Ed News / Posted 2 hours ago
following ISIS's inevitable defeat? I maintain that unless the political discussion begins now between the Shiite-dominated Iraqi government and the Sunnis (under the auspices of the US) to determine the fate of the Sunni community, defeating ISIS... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Normandy, Istanbul, Dhaka, Nice, Baghdad, Orlando: WHY?and now Yemen. That regional civil war is being driven by a variety of factors
Normandy, Istanbul, Dhaka, Nice, Baghdad, Orlando: WHY?
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 22 hours ago
and now Yemen. That regional civil war is being driven by a variety of factors including the failure of the largely Shia Iraqi government to give Sunnis a real place at the table and the brutal civil war that the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Pokemon Go Is Spooking Middle East Governmentsstating “I introduce y’all to Abu Pikachu al-Baghdadi and Jigglypuff in a heads
Pokemon Go Is Spooking Middle East Governments
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
stating “I introduce y’all to Abu Pikachu al-Baghdadi and Jigglypuff in a headscarf.” Basheer also mocked members of the Iraqi government by referencing the cute Pokemon characters. The Basheer Show is seen as Iraq’s Daily Show, and is broadcast... Read more
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Business Insider
The Iraqi army is using this ancient tactic to cut off the flow of ISIS car bombsidentification cards and display badges containing electronic chips for vehicle
The Iraqi army is using this ancient tactic to cut off the flow of ISIS car bombs
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
identification cards and display badges containing electronic chips for vehicles. Also in a surprising twist, the Iraqi government has recently decided to ban the use of its bomb detector wands — which were long proven ineffective — that... Read more
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The Washington Times
ISIS claims U.S. warplane shot down, crew killed; Pentagon dismisses reportbeen flying over the Islamic State’s “caliphate” in western Iraq and eastern Sy
ISIS claims U.S. warplane shot down, crew killed; Pentagon dismisses report
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
been flying over the Islamic State’s “caliphate” in western Iraq and eastern Syria in support of a recent offensive by the Iraqi government. U.S. forces are also involved in Syria’s civil war, in which the Islamic State is one of the parties. Ayn... Read more
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Air Force Times
Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blastof dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and
Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast
Air Force Times / Posted yesterday
of dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and claimed to find golf balls. Yet the Iraqi government continued to use the devices, spending nearly $60 million on them despite warnings by U.S. military... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blastof dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and
Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 2 days ago
of dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and claimed to find golf balls. Yet the Iraqi government continued to use the devices, spending nearly $60 million on them despite warnings by U.S. military... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
World in Brief at 6 a.m. on July 25, 2016of dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and
World in Brief at 6 a.m. on July 25, 2016
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 2 days ago
of dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and claimed to find golf balls. Yet the Iraqi government continued to use the devices, spending nearly $60 million on them despite warnings by U.S. military... Read more
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Salon.com
Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blastof dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and
Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
of dollars each, apparently were based on a product that sold for about $20 and claimed to find golf balls. Yet the Iraqi government continued to use the devices, spending nearly $60 million on them despite warnings by U.S. military... Read more
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CNN
Iraqis pack up a lifetime as they flee Mosulnumber of people fleeing Mosul and surrounding towns and villages has been risi
Iraqis pack up a lifetime as they flee Mosul
CNN / Posted 2 days ago
number of people fleeing Mosul and surrounding towns and villages has been rising steadily in recent weeks, as Iraqi government and Kurdish forces slowly retake territory around the city. At the same time the U.S.-led coalition is... Read more
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The Washington Times
Obama rushing Mosul offensive against ISIS to influence election, troops fearMosul’s hodgepodge of tribal, religious and ethnic diversity. They have lived u
Obama rushing Mosul offensive against ISIS to influence election, troops fear
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
Mosul’s hodgepodge of tribal, religious and ethnic diversity. They have lived under the Islamic State’s harsh rule since Iraqi government forces fled en masse in 2014. ‘Center of gravity’ The allies took a significant step this month by... Read more
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FOX News
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah after recapturing city from ISISIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah after recapturing city from ISIS
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, whereFallujah is located, and... Read more
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The Washington Times
After defeating Islamic State, officials must focus on stabilizing Iraq, experts sayrebuilt. Most importantly, the Islamic State will need to be driven out of its
After defeating Islamic State, officials must focus on stabilizing Iraq, experts say
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
rebuilt. Most importantly, the Islamic State will need to be driven out of its stronghold in Mosul, Iraq. For months, the Iraqi government has been attempting to recapture its second largest city from the Islamic State. The U.S. announced that... Read more
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Air Force Times
Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
Air Force Times / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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Aljazeera
Iraq: Army to dig 'security trench' around FallujahIran. Shia hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to the fighters, man
Iraq: Army to dig 'security trench' around Fallujah
Aljazeera / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shia hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to the fighters, many of whom view Shia as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
Hawaii News Now / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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CTV News
Iraq turns to medieval tactic to keep ISIS out of FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
Iraq turns to medieval tactic to keep ISIS out of Fallujah
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around FallujahIran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many
AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
Iran. Shiite hard-liners, in turn, see Sunnis as sympathetic to militants, many of whom view Shiites as infidels. The Iraqi government also plans to dig a trench along the border between Anbar province, where Fallujah is located, and... Read more
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Aljazeera
'Either you join ISIL or you challenge them'According to the International Monetary Fund, the country's budget deficit for
'Either you join ISIL or you challenge them'
Aljazeera / Posted 4 days ago
According to the International Monetary Fund, the country's budget deficit for 2016 will be as high as $17bn. "The Iraqi government has been so busy fighting ISIL, they spent all the money on liberating territory … not for public services,"... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Refugees fleeing ISIS reign of terrortime, it was very, very stressful on children those kind of situations so you c
Refugees fleeing ISIS reign of terror
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
time, it was very, very stressful on children those kind of situations so you could tell it really took a toll on them.” Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by coalition aircraft and troops, are preparing for an offensive to retake Mosul.... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sense of déjà vu as U.S. once again sees ‘victory’ coming in Iraqabout what has been the Achilles’ heel of every project to stabilize the countr
Sense of déjà vu as U.S. once again sees ‘victory’ coming in Iraq
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
about what has been the Achilles’ heel of every project to stabilize the country since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003. “The Iraqi government cannot guarantee its long-term stability as long as Sunni populations do not feel protected or represented... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The only way to challenge ISSaddam Hussein used the exiled organisation to settle scores with his rivals in
The only way to challenge IS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
Saddam Hussein used the exiled organisation to settle scores with his rivals in Tehran, just as they, too, espoused anti-Iraqi government militias to achieve the exact same purpose in reverse. Iraq was hardly peaceful then. But most of the bombs... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The puzzle of the US-Kurdistan dealwould receive some $450 million in financial assistance in addition to unspecif
The puzzle of the US-Kurdistan deal
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
would receive some $450 million in financial assistance in addition to unspecified military assistance from the US. The Iraqi government has remained tight-lipped on the controversial deal which came on the heels of a previously unannounced... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Islamic State’s failure in Fallujahfrom Islamic State (IS) control has thrown into relief a new framework for mili
Islamic State’s failure in Fallujah
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
from Islamic State (IS) control has thrown into relief a new framework for military planning and cooperation between the Iraqi government and the forces of the US/NATO-led international coalition to fight the terror group. It has also revealed a... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Nice rejects police request to wipe CCTV footage of Bastille Day attack as row over security failings deepenshe said that Mr Cazeneuve had his "full confidence", and announced that he woul
Nice rejects police request to wipe CCTV footage of Bastille Day attack as row over security failings deepens
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
he said that Mr Cazeneuve had his "full confidence", and announced that he would be sending artillery to support the Iraqi government in its fight against Isil, which claimed responsibility for the attack, by next month. Some 12 people are... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after IScity and home to a combustible mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and other
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after IS
Bdnews24.com / Posted 6 days ago
city and home to a combustible mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and others. Kerry cautioned that the Shia-led Iraqi government, which the country's Sunni Muslim minority views with distrust, must embrace political reconciliation if... Read more
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The Washington Times
Middle East stabilization a chief concern, Ashton Carter saysdone, he added. During a surprise visit to Baghdad, Mr. Carter announced Monda
Middle East stabilization a chief concern, Ashton Carter says
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
done, he added. During a surprise visit to Baghdad, Mr. Carter announced Monday that 560 U.S. troops would be deployed as Iraqi government forces prepare to drive onto Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. The new deployment will bump up the total... Read more
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Reuters
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic Statecity and home to a combustible mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and other
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic State
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
city and home to a combustible mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and others. Kerry cautioned that the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government, which the country's Sunni Muslim minority views with distrust, must embrace political reconciliation if... Read more
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USA Today
Interview: Gains made to retake Mosul and Raqqa from ISILMosul offensive and have disrupted and isolated militants in the area south of
Interview: Gains made to retake Mosul and Raqqa from ISIL
USA Today / Posted 6 days ago
Mosul offensive and have disrupted and isolated militants in the area south of Mosul. Shell casings lie on the ground as Iraqi government forces gather around the Qayyarah air base near Mosul that was seized recently by Iraqi forces from the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Defeating Islamic State will not end terrorism, Dion warns at conferencewill have achieved a great short-term success, but perhaps little else of endur
Defeating Islamic State will not end terrorism, Dion warns at conference
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
will have achieved a great short-term success, but perhaps little else of enduring impact,” she said. Mr. Kerry said the Iraqi government deserved support even though its critics accuse it of failing to represent the Sunni and Kurdish minorities.... Read more
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Japan Today
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic State ‹ Japan Todaycity and home to a combustible mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and other
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic State ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 6 days ago
city and home to a combustible mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and others. Kerry cautioned that the Shiite-led Iraqi government, which the country’s Sunni Muslim minority views with distrust, must embrace political reconciliation if... Read more
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Op-Ed News
From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISISSaddam Hussein, used the exiled organization to settle scores with his rivals i
From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISIS
Op-Ed News / Posted 6 days ago
Saddam Hussein, used the exiled organization to settle scores with his rivals in Tehran, just as they, too, espoused anti-Iraqi government militias to achieve the exact same purpose. Iraq was hardly peaceful then. But most of the bombs that... Read more
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Reuters
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic Stateservices and security for residents and as many as 2.4 million displaced people
Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic State
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
services and security for residents and as many as 2.4 million displaced people. Kerry cautioned that the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government, viewed with distrust by the country's Sunni Muslim minority, must embrace political reconciliation if... Read more
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BBC News
Iraq seeks more help as it sets sights on Mosulthe ground, the cost mounts by the day. On the edges of the northern city of T
Iraq seeks more help as it sets sights on Mosul
BBC News / Posted 7 days ago
the ground, the cost mounts by the day. On the edges of the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from IS by Iraqi government forces in March 2015, hundreds of families converge on rocky ground in a desperate search for aid of any... Read more
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International Business Times
Defence ministers meeting in Washington to discuss campaign against Isis majority of the expected displaced persons will be from Sunni branch of Islam w
Defence ministers meeting in Washington to discuss campaign against Isis
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
majority of the expected displaced persons will be from Sunni branch of Islam who have allegedly been treated badly by the Iraqi government led by a Shia leader. "Unless underpinning an offensive on Mosul are real political settlements between the... Read more
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Reuters
German foreign minister urges more ties between police, spy agenciesSteinmeier said. Germany is a co-host of the donor conference, which aims to r
German foreign minister urges more ties between police, spy agencies
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
Steinmeier said. Germany is a co-host of the donor conference, which aims to raise $2 billion, and has also offered the Iraqi government a subsidized 500 million euro loan to help stabilize liberated areas. The Islamist militants, who also... Read more
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USA Today
Islamic State braces for imminent Iraqi siege to retake MosulBAGHDAD — For months, the Iraqi government has been preparing to launch an offe
Islamic State braces for imminent Iraqi siege to retake Mosul
USA Today / Posted 7 days ago
BAGHDAD — For months, the Iraqi government has been preparing to launch an offensive to recapture the country's second largest city, Mosul, from the Islamic State. Now, there are clear signs that the militants believe it is imminent. The extremist... Read more
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The Washington Times
Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraqi official, seeks more aid ahead of Mosul offensivewon’t be easy, either. Mosul is home to a mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkm
Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraqi official, seeks more aid ahead of Mosul offensive
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
won’t be easy, either. Mosul is home to a mixture of Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and others. Mr. al-Jaafari said the Iraqi government will work hard to ensure these differences do not breed more turmoil in the city. But before that, the... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Iraq declares 2-day public holiday due to heatwaveBAGHDAD (AP) - The Iraqi government has announced a two-day mandatory official
Iraq declares 2-day public holiday due to heatwave
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 8 days ago
BAGHDAD (AP) - The Iraqi government has announced a two-day mandatory official holiday beginning Wednesday due to a heat wave. Tuesday's statement, issued by the Iraqi Cabinet, says temperatures are set to soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 degrees... Read more
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Newsweek
The Chilcot Report: Bush ignored numerous warnings before invading Iraqtherefore, UN authorisation, appeared to hit home.” Despite the obvious need f
The Chilcot Report: Bush ignored numerous warnings before invading Iraq
Newsweek / Posted 8 days ago
therefore, UN authorisation, appeared to hit home.” Despite the obvious need for U.N. participation in administering a new Iraqi government, the Americans batted away the suggestions of the British. Despite their poor planning, U.S. officials... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
A Toxic Mix Of Wishful Thinking And Corruption: The Saga Of Iraq's Fake Bomb Detectorthe former British policeman who sold the devices to Iraq, for 10 years for fra
A Toxic Mix Of Wishful Thinking And Corruption: The Saga Of Iraq's Fake Bomb Detector
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
the former British policeman who sold the devices to Iraq, for 10 years for fraud in those sales.) But though by 2008 the Iraqi government, too, had caught up to the fact that the gadgets were useless, they continued to be used until days... Read more
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International Business Times
Iraq: Baghdad-based Shia Muslim cleric tells supporters to target US troops fighting Islamic State on 11 July, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed that the Pentagon would se
Iraq: Baghdad-based Shia Muslim cleric tells supporters to target US troops fighting Islamic State
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
on 11 July, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed that the Pentagon would send an additional 560 troops to help the Iraqi government strengthen its offensive to seize back control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. The city is currently a... Read more
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Newsmax
Bastille Truck Terror Attack Kills 84 in French Riviera's NiceIraq and Syria. France is conducting air strikes and special forces operations
Bastille Truck Terror Attack Kills 84 in French Riviera's Nice
Newsmax / Posted 11 days ago
Iraq and Syria. France is conducting air strikes and special forces operations against Islamic State, as well as training Iraqi government and Kurdish forces. "We will further strengthen our actions in Syria and Iraq," Hollande said, calling the... Read more
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asianage
Foreign and domestic policies make France 'most threatened country'campaign" in Syria and Iraq. France conducts air strikes and special forces op
Foreign and domestic policies make France 'most threatened country'
asianage / Posted 11 days ago
campaign" in Syria and Iraq. France conducts air strikes and special forces operations against the group and trains Iraqi government and Kurdish forces. In his reaction to the Nice attack, President Francois Hollande vowed to step up those... Read more
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