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Hoping for $100 Billion to Rebuild, Iraq Got Less Than a Third

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:23
And much of the total came not in grants but in loans, guarantees and investments. Regional officials nevertheless proclaimed the donor event a success.
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Iraq Wants $88 Billion for Rebuilding. Allies Offer a Fraction of That.

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:20
A lukewarm response by potential donors, including the United States, at a fund-raising conference threatens efforts to stabilize the war-torn country.
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Outraged by the Attacks on Yazidis? It Is Time to Help.

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 22:30
Empathy is not enough for me and other women brutalized by the Islamic State. We need the chance to revive our homeland.
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Who Are ‘the Beatles’ of ISIS?

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 22:23
The four men from West London went to fight in Syria. They were known among Western hostages for their British accents — and their brutality. Two of the men are dead, and the remaining two were recently captured. Here's what is known about them.
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I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:45
I worked on Colin Powell’s speech supporting the invasion of Iraq 15 years ago. The Trump administration is doing the same thing today with Iran.
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Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee in Syria, Many to Fight Another Day

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:28
As some militants go into hiding and others slip into Turkey, the flow risks tarnishing American declarations that the Islamic State has been largely defeated.
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Big Data, Big Problems: How Strava’s Heat Map Uncovers Military Bases

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:00
Strava's online exercise-tracking map unwittingly reveals remote military outposts — and even the identities of soldiers based there. The situation shows how data collection can lead to unintended consequences.
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ISIS Is Weakened, but Iraq Election Could Unravel Hard-Won Stability

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:00
Prime Minister Abadi is a national hero, but in Iraq’s tricky sectarian system, that doesn’t mean he will win the election.
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Strava Fitness App Can Reveal Military Sites, Analysts Say

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:11
A global map published by the company shows users’ movements and is said to expose data about bases and personnel, including those of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.
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Military Ordered to Notify A.C.L.U. Before Transferring American ISIS Suspect

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:49
The man was captured in Syria as a suspected Islamic State fighter, and his case has raised novel issues about the rights of American citizens.
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Philippines Arrests Explosives Expert Tied to Mideast Militants

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:19
The detention of Taha Mohamed al-Jabouri, an Iraqi chemist “with knowledge of explosives,” comes after a series of deadly bomb plots in the Philippines.
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Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:07
The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.
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Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:36
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.
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Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Puncture Newfound Hope

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:48
The carnage at an open-air market came months after Iraqi forces successfully fought the Islamic State, allowing residents to live relatively free of fear.
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The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:10
Unicef has warned of a “shocking scale” of attacks against children. Here is our coverage from countries racked by violence.
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Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:20
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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The Hunt for ISIS Pivots to Remaining Pockets in Syria

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 08:04
The last phase of the American campaign against the caliphate is relying heavily on warplanes that are focused on an area half the size of Manhattan.
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Behind the Cover: 11.19.17

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:20
In this issue, an investigation into the true civilian death count in Iraq.
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A War Trump Won

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 22:30
The defeat of the Islamic State is part of a surprisingly effective Middle East approach.
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Saudi Arabia Has No Idea How to Deal With Iran

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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