in Iraq


She Didn’t Act Like a Rape Victim

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:01
Rape victims must yell, cry and fight, says the Army that trained us for years to be silent, strong and obedient.
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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iraqi Militia Leaders and Ex-Governors

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:46
The Treasury Department cited human rights abuses when announcing the penalties, which are partly tied to the Trump administration’s campaign against Iran.
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Iraqi Refugee Is Convicted in Germany of Raping and Murdering Teenage Girl

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:56
The man was sentenced to life in prison for killing the 14-year-old in a case that fueled outrage, particularly on the far right, at the handling of asylum seekers.
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It’s Nancy Pelosi’s Parade

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 20:30
“If the left doesn’t think I’m left enough, so be it,” she told me.
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While I Was on Deployment, a Learning Disability Nearly Broke Me. But I Persevered.

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:00
Growing up around veterans inspired me to serve my country, but life on the ground in Iraq was more stigmatizing than I anticipated.
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Navy SEAL Chief Accused of War Crimes Is Found Not Guilty of Murder

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 00:37
The chief was convicted of a single charge for posing with the dead body of an ISIS captive.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Tries to Rein in Militias, and Their Grip on Economy

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 02:34
Adil Abdul Mahdi ordered restrictions on the activities of armed groups, some of them linked to Iran, but enforcement remains a question.
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We Want to Hear About Your Thanksgivings Spent in War Zones

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 17:26
Tell us about your experiences and memories of celebrating this most American holiday while deployed in a conflict zone.
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Wounded by Chemical Weapons in Iraq, Veterans Fight a Lonely Battle for Help

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:00
Annette Nellis and three other airmen came forward with health issues years after they were exposed to chemicals during a training exercise. When will the military provide the recognition they were promised?
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They Each Backed Off Strikes: Trump in ’19, Obama in ’13, Clinton in ’98

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 07:01
The immediate comparison was to Barack Obama’s decision not to attack Syria. But the closer one might be to a last-minute choice by Bill Clinton over a missile strike on Iraq.
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Navy SEAL War Crimes Witness Says He Was the Killer

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 22:31
The surprise testimony may upend the trial of Chief Edward Gallagher, a SEAL platoon leader accused of murder and other crimes after a deployment in Iraq.
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2 Rockets Strike Oil Fields in Southern Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:38
Three Iraqi workers were wounded in the attacks, which come as tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating in the region.
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In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 09:45
The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis.
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US Carrier in Persian Gulf Region Seen as Clear Signal to Iran

Voice of America - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 22:46
Under a starry sky, U.S. Navy fighter jets catapulted off the aircraft carrier's deck and flew north over the darkened waters of the northern Arabian Sea, a unmistaken signal to Iran that the foremost symbol of the American military's global reach is back in its neighborhood, perhaps to stay.  The USS Abraham Lincoln, with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and a fighting force of about 70 aircraft, is the centerpiece of the Pentagon's response to...
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Libyan Coast Guard Intercepts 22 Migrants 

Voice of America - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 21:29
Libya's coast guard said Saturday that it had intercepted nearly two dozen Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.    Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said a wooden boat carrying at least 22 African migrants, all men, was intercepted Friday north of the Bouri offshore oil field, around 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Tripoli.    He said the migrants were given humanitarian and medical aid and then were taken to a refugee camp in...
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Thousands Flee Devastating Floods in Southwest Libya

Voice of America - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 13:55
The U.N. refugee agency reports heavy flooding has devastated whole neighborhoods in the city of Ghat in south-west Libya forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives.  The U.N. refugee agency reports heavy flooding has forced more than 2,500 people to flee their homes.  It says the torrential rains, which began nearly two weeks ago have ravaged the town of Ghat, killing four people, including three children and injuring more than 30 others. The UNHCR reports the...
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About 8,000 Ethiopian Jews Waiting to Immigrate to Israel

Voice of America - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 08:46
About 8,000 Ethiopian Jews want to move to Israel and join their families already living there. But they accuse the Israeli government of delaying their immigration for racist reasons, accusations the government denies. Linda Gradstein has more from Jerusalem.
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Five Countries to Join UN Security Council Ranks in January 

Voice of America - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 02:55
Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam were elected Friday to two-year terms on the U.N. Security Council. The five will join the 15-nation body responsible for maintaining international peace and security on Jan. 1, 2020. There is usually little suspense in the General Assembly for the vote, as regional groups typically pre-select a candidate from within their bloc to run uncontested. This year, Tunisia, Niger and Vietnam ran unopposed. So did Saint...
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Attacks on Civilians, Infrastructure in Syria Might Be War Crimes

Voice of America - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 20:00
The United Nations is demanding an immediate end to indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure in northwest Syria, warning the warring parties their actions might amount to war crimes.  U.N. agencies say an intense military escalation by Russian-backed Syrian forces and armed rebels in northwest Syria is having a catastrophic impact on the civilian population. Agencies confirm at least 160 civilians have been killed and hundreds more wounded in fighting over...
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New US Sanctions Target Iran's Petrochemical Industry

Voice of America - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 20:00
The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran targeting the country's petrochemical industry, including its largest petrochemical holding group, over its financial support for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Treasury Department said. Washington is pressuring Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile program and for waging proxy wars in other Middle Eastern countries. The new measures follow a round of sanctions imposed last month that targeted the...
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