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A War Trump Won

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
The defeat of the Islamic State is part of a surprisingly effective Middle East approach.
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U.N. Condemns Executions of 38 Prisoners in Iraq

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
The United Nations called for an immediate halt to executions in Iraq, citing flaws in the country’s criminal justice system.
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How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.
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After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.
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Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.
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An American Held as an ISIS Suspect Deserves a Prompt Hearing

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
After 11 weeks in detention, the unnamed suspect still has not appeared before a judge. The courts must move faster.
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Is Trump Going to Lie Our Way Into War With Iran?

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
The current administration is borrowing tactics from the days before the invasion of Iraq. Let’s hope they don’t work this time.
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What We Owe the Innocent Victims of America’s Wars

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
If we unnecessarily kill civilians and fail to help the innocent victims, we make the fight against terrorism harder.
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Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
As Iraq liberates the last territory from the Islamic State, the country is starting to grapple with the extent of the group’s destruction.
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Behind the Cover: 11.19.17

NY Times Iraq - 3 min 15 sec ago
In this issue, an investigation into the true civilian death count in Iraq.
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Saudi-led Coalition Airstrike Kills 10 Women in Yemen

Voice of America - 1 hour 4 min ago
Witnesses and health officials say an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition has struck a wedding procession east of Yemen's capital, killing 10 women.   They say the Sunday airstrike targeted the women as they marched to a village in Maarib province. They said the bride was among the women, but it was not immediately clear whether she was wounded.   It's a tradition in rural Yemen for the bride's female friends and relatives to escort her to the wedding ceremony, where...
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Saudi Hopes Purge Will Help Push to Join Anti-Illicit Funding Body

Voice of America - 1 hour 58 min ago
Saudi Arabia has high hopes that a campaign of arrests to crack down on corruption will improve its chances of joining the Financial Action Task Force, a global body dedicated to combating illicit money flows. The kingdom, one of only two G-20 nations along with Indonesia which is not a FATF member, has tried for years to shake off a reputation as a breeding ground for corruption and terror financing. Its last attempt to join the inter-governmental body, which has 37 members, was...
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Egypt Reopens Ancient Library at St. Catherine Monastery

Voice of America - 5 hours 10 min ago
Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library that holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and Western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to...
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In Jakarta, Tens of Thousands Protest Trump Jerusalem Decision

Voice of America - 6 hours 56 min ago
Tens of thousands of Muslims marched from the main mosque in Indonesia’s capital to a square in Jakarta on Sunday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It was the biggest protest in Indonesia since Trump’s controversial move earlier this month to reverse decades of U.S. policy. Police estimated the number attending the rally, organized by various Muslim groups, at 80,000. The protest was peaceful, but rows of police behind...
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Fatah Calls for 'Angry Protests' During Pence Visit to Jerusalem

Voice of America - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 05:48
The political party of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has called for "angry protests" during the visit to Jerusalem next week of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. "We call for angry protests at the entrances to Jerusalem and in its Old City to coincide with the visit on Wednesday of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and to protest against [U.S. President Donald] Trump's decision," Fatah said Saturday. Trump angered Palestinians this month when he announced that the...
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Lawmakers Seek Clarification on Pakistan's Role in Saudi-led Counterterror Group

Voice of America - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 04:57
Pakistani senators have again raised concerns about Pakistan's role in the Saudi-led counterterrorism coalition and have demanded that the government provide the rationale for being part of it. The senators are seeking clarification amid concerns that Pakistan's involvement in what's known as the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) could introduce to Pakistan the sectarian conflict and regional rivalry that exists between Shiite Iran and Sunni...
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Nazareth Christmas Celebrations to Be Held as Normal, Mayor Says

Voice of America - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 02:32
Nazareth, the Israeli Arab city where Jesus is thought to have been raised, will celebrate Christmas as usual, its mayor said, denying the festivities would be curtailed in protest against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. On Wednesday, a city spokesman said there would be some cuts to the celebrations to protest President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem, which angered Palestinians as well as U.S. allies in the Middle East and the rest of the...
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UN Council Mulls Call for US Jerusalem Decision to Be Withdrawn

Voice of America - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 01:25
The U.N. Security Council, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the city's status have no legal effect and must be rescinded. The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, which was circulated to the 15-member council Saturday and seen by Reuters, does not specifically mention the United States or Trump. Diplomats say it has broad support but will most likely...
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Saudi Arabia Has No Idea How to Deal With Iran

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:20
Pushing back against Tehran’s ambitious designs in the Middle East is a worthy goal. But Riyadh needs a strategy.
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Aid Agencies Brace for New Humanitarian Emergency in Yemen

Voice of America - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:10
The U.N. refugee agency reports aid agencies are bracing for another humanitarian emergency in Yemen as people flee from intensified fighting in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast.   The UNHCR says it has received reports that more than 1,400 people have fled from Hudaydah and Taizz governorates in the past few days. This follows the recent fighting in the Yemeni capital Sana’a and neighboring areas. The UNHCR says it is working with other aid agencies to scale up operations to...
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