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Joan Wile, a Grandmother Against the War in Iraq, Dies at 86

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 00:58
She and other contemporaries held weekly curbside protests in New York for nearly nine years and was arrested twice when they took on Times Square military recruiters.
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Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform’ in Iraq?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:22
Moktada al-Sadr, the upset winner of Iraq’s election, has undergone a reinvention, from a militant Shiite to an anticorruption champion whose “Iraq First” message appeals across religious divides.
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Anti-American Cleric’s Power Grows, Upending Pentagon’s Plans for Iraq

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 03:20
A political party led by Moktada al-Sadr, whose militia once targeted American troops, will wield considerable power in setting up Iraq’s next government.
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The Way Forward in Iraq

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:45
An alliance between Moktada al-Sadr and Haider al-Abadi would move Iraq toward a more stable, inclusive and less corrupt state of affairs.
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Iran, Saudi Arabia and Modern Hatreds

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:00
By withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement, President Trump has added fuel to the Saudi-Iran rivalry and sectarianism in the Middle East.
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Iraqi Voters Strengthen Hand of Militia Leader Who Battled U.S.

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:53
Moktada al-Sadr’s forces fought fiercely against American soldiers during the Iraq war. They were also responsible for atrocities against civilians.
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In Iraq Election, Voters Freed From War Focus on Daily Struggles

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 03:15
In Iraq’s first election since the defeat of the Islamic State, voters considered bread-and-butter issues like corruption and unemployment, rather than security, as their chief concerns.
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Why Gina Haspel Is the Best Choice for C.I.A. Director

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 17:30
She has the integrity and experience to stand up to a post-truth White House.
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U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:00
In Iraq, the United States is training and sharing intelligence with former members of Iranian-backed militias that once fought and killed Americans.
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Can a Shiite Cleric Pull Iraq Out of the Sectarian Trap?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 08:03
Moktada al-Sadr is leading an encouraging transformation, which could jar Iraq’s politicians out of the sectarian rut.
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How the Supreme Court Grasps Religion

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:45
We’ll soon find out as the justices prepare to rule on the travel ban and a baker who refused to accommodate a same-sex wedding.
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Appeals Court Bars U.S. From Transferring American ISIS Suspect

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 01:57
In a major war powers decision, an appeals court has blocked the government from forcibly transferring an American detainee to another country.
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Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:20
After an aide to the Islamic State’s leader was captured in Turkey, the C.I.A. and Iraqi intelligence used him to lure other operatives, Iraqi officials say.
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That Feeling When You Miss the Early 2000s

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:22
Longing for the post-9/11 years, the mere summer of our discontent.
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The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00
Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?
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We Collected and Published ISIS’ Internal Documents. What Questions Do You Have?

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 23:29
Our journalists and top newsroom lawyer will answer questions about our recent investigation into internal Islamic State files taken from Iraq.
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‘Here Is the Graveyard of ISIS’: In Mosul, the Garbage Men Collect Remains

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:00
Mosul’s trash collectors have been enlisted to help gather the remains of people killed in wresting the Iraqi city from the Islamic State.
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Rukmini Callimachi on Audio’s Power to Reveal the Truth of the ‘Caliphate’

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:00
In her new 10-part podcast, our terrorism correspondent delves into the shrouded world of ISIS through the lens of a former member.
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Iraqi Artifacts Once Bought by Hobby Lobby Will Return Home

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 03:18
Immigration and Customs Enforcement returned thousands of smuggled Iraqi artifacts to the Iraq government, which plans to send them to a Baghdad museum.
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These Iraqi Farmers Said No to ISIS. When Night Came They Paid the Price.

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:16
Islamic State militants dressed as Iraqi soldiers killed 21 members of a group that has openly opposed them in a small town outside Baghdad.
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