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Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
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 - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
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 - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
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 - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
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 - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 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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Behind the Cover: 11.19.17

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
In this issue, an investigation into the true civilian death count in Iraq.
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Saudi Arabia Has No Idea How to Deal With Iran

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 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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The Uncounted

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
An on-the-ground investigation reveals that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS — hailed as the most precise air campaign in history — is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged.
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Iran-Iraq Quake: Digging Through the Rubble

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the area Sunday evening. More than 500 are dead and thousands injured.
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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
Rescuers and residents spent the night digging through rubble in a frantic search for survivors after a quake near the countries’ shared border.
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Britain's Top Diplomat Raises Detainee's Case in Iran Talks

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:18
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised the case of a detained dual national on Sunday when he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a two-day trip to Tehran. The British Foreign Office says Johnson raised the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting against Iran's government, during a "worthwhile visit" to the country. The Foreign Office said both Johnson and Rouhani "spoke...
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Syrian Government Returns to Geneva Talks

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:51
The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced skepticism about its willingness to engage. Bashar al-Ja'afari, Syria's ambassador to the U.N. and chief negotiator in talks aimed at finding a political solution to end the nearly seven-year-old war, landed in a snowstorm on a flight from Beirut, a Reuters reporter on...
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Protests Against Jerusalem Decision Turn Violent in Lebanon

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 13:40
Lebanese security forces outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut Sunday used water cannons and tear gas to beat back Lebanese and Palestinian protesters demonstrating against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The protesters in Beirut hurled projectiles at the embassy and burned Trump in effigy, along with U.S. and Israeli flags. Thousands of Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon. In Indonesia, home to the world’s largest population of...
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Iraq Celebrates Victory Over Islamic State With Parade

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:20
Iraq celebrated its victory over the Islamic State with a military parade Sunday in the capital, a day after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the successful ouster of the jihadist group from the country. The parade was not broadcast live and state media were the only ones allowed to attend. Witnesses say Iraqi army units in the parade marched across the main square in central Baghdad as helicopters and fighter jets flew overhead. Writing on Twitter, Prime Minster Abadi...
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Thousands Protest Corruption, Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:54
Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at 10,000, and they followed last Saturday’s demonstration, which was by far the largest of the recent weekly anti-corruption protests when an estimated 20,000 people participated. The protests have been sparked...
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Arab League: Trump Jerusalem Decision ‘a Dangerous Development’

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:51
The Arab League says U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is “a dangerous development that places the United States at a position of bias in favor of the occupation and the violation of international law and resolutions.” The statement was issued early Sunday after an emergency meeting of league foreign ministers in Cairo and went on to say that Trump’s decision also strips the U.S. of its role as a “sponsor and broker” in the Mideast...
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Iran Sentences Fugitive Ex-bank Chief to Prison in Absentia

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 02:25
Iran's judiciary says the former head of the country's largest state-controlled bank who fled to Canada amid a massive embezzlement case has been handed a lengthy prison sentence in absentia. Mahmud Reza Khavari, the former head of Bank Melli Iran, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for "disrupting the economic system," Iranian news agencies cited Musa Ghazanfarabadi, head of Tehran's Revolutionary Court, as saying on Saturday. Ghazanfarabadi said Khavari had...
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Discovery of Two Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years Announced in Egypt

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 02:19
Egypt authorities announced Saturday that archaeologists had discovered two small ancient tombs in Luxor, a southern city.  The tombs date back about 3,500 years and are located on the west bank of the river Nile. "It's truly an exceptional day. … The 18th dynasty private tombs were already known. But it's the first time to enter inside the two tombs," Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said. Egyptian officials hope the discovery will help the...
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Discovery of Two Ancient Tombs Announced in Egypt

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 02:17
The tombs are the latest discovery in Luxor, which is known for its temples and tombs from different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history.
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UK Official Travels to Iran, Seeks British-Iranian Citizen's Release

Voice of America - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 00:46
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson traveled to Tehran on Saturday to call for the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker. Johnson met his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to talk about the consular case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. He asked for the release of the mother of one child on humanitarian grounds, along with other dual nationals. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Tehran in April 2016, is serving a five-year prison term for a conviction on national...
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