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Iraq Cracks Down on Protests as Prime Minister Gains Support

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 02:17
With six demonstrators killed, the government’s tough tactic could backfire.
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The Soldiers We Leave Behind

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 22:30
War, immigration and what it means to be American.
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The New Middle East of a Post-Sectarian Generation

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 05:31
America is gone. Regional leaders have concluded Trump is all hat and no camel, a pawn of Saudi Arabia.
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As Deaths Mount in Iraq Protests, a Rocket Attack Raises New Questions

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 04:07
Nearly 300 Iraqis have died in antigovernment demonstrations in the south and in the capital. A rocket attack in the north has added yet another level of uncertainty.
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Iraqis Rise Against a Reviled Occupier: Iran

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 01:45
The Islamic Republic’s heavy-handed interventions in regional affairs are provoking growing resentments, particularly in Shiite-led Iraq.
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When the General Met the Gingerbread Man

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 17:00
After helping kindergartners in Georgia with a class project in 2007, Brig. Gen. Vincent Buggs continued writing the students letters for years. Last month, he finally met his pen pals in person.
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Under Trump, Iraqis Who Helped U.S. in War Are Stalled in Refugee System

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 09:14
Just 4,000 have been deemed eligible to enter the United States over the next year, and a slowdown in the screening process means far fewer are likely to come.
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Iraq Demonstrations Grow, and Government Scrambles to Respond

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:52
Shiite authorities and Iraq’s president offered support for peaceful protesters, a move that emboldened more Iraqis to join antigovernment demonstrations.
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The ‘Whimpering’ Terrorist Only Trump Seems to Have Heard

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:11
President Trump offered a vivid account of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “crying and screaming” in the final minutes before his death. The only problem: No one else knows what he’s talking about.
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Trump’s Opposition to ‘Endless Wars’ Appeals to Those Who Fought Them

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 00:07
A majority of veterans regret the wars fought after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. President Trump and Congress are listening.
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Iran’s Leaders See Threats in Iraq and Lebanon Protests

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 00:41
Enormous antigovernment demonstrations in Iraq and Lebanon, some tinged with hostility toward Iran, have suddenly put Iran’s interests at risk.
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How Does the Human Soul Survive Atrocity?

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:00
After the horror of ISIS captivity, tens of thousands of Iraqis — many of them children — are caught up in a mental-health crisis unlike any in the world.
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Iraq Prime Minister Pressed to Quit as Protests Clog Streets

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 02:42
A powerful Shiite cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, is playing a leading role in negotiations to name a new Iraqi leader.
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Iraqi Antigovernment Protests Grow, Part Battle Lines and Carnival

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 03:05
The protests veered quickly from boisterous street party to treatment at a makeshift medical station, as Iraqi forces tried to bar demonstrators from Baghdad’s Green Zone.
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How to Really Make the Death of ISIS’s Leader Bigger Than Bin Laden’s

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 18:00
If the U.S. plays its cards right, it could fundamentally weaken the Islamic State.
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The World Is Fighting More Than ISIS

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 05:01
Al-Baghdadi’s death is profoundly important. But the jihadi movement will continue without him.
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Al-Baghdadi Raid Was a Victory Built on Factors Trump Derides

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 03:20
The president cast the death of the ISIS leader as validation of his disengagement strategy. But it required intelligence agencies and allies he has spurned.
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How Commandos Could Quickly Confirm They Got Their Target

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 23:18
American officials identified the body of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi swiftly, even after he blew himself up.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS Leader Known for His Brutality, Is Dead at 48

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 18:31
President Trump announced the death of al-Baghdadi, who transformed the Islamic State into a global terrorist network that conquered territory the size of Britain and directed horrific attacks in the West.
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Iraqi Protesters Flood Baghdad Square Despite Violent Crackdown

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 01:30
A day after dozens were killed in antigovernment protests, the security forces shut off power in a central Baghdad square and launched barrages of tear gas and sound bombs.
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