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The World Needs a Heavy Hitter on the Pandemic. Bush Has Done It Before.

NY Times Iraq - 4 hours 50 min ago
President Biden should enlist him as a special envoy.
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U.S. to Announce Troop Drawdown From Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 20:38
The deal appears to be the latest effort by the Iraqi prime minister to balance the needs and demands of the country’s two closest allies: the United States and Iran.
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Is the United States Done Being the World’s Cop?

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 17:14
The Bush Doctrine is dead. What's replacing it?
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Hospital Fires Outrage Iraqis, but They See Little Hope for Change

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 15:48
Two catastrophic fires in coronavirus wards are symptoms of the mismanagement and corruption that have left millions of Iraqis without proper health care, reliable electricity or clean water.
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Covid Ward At Iraq Hospital Catches Fire

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 00:08
At least 60 people were killed when the new coronavirus isolation ward at al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiriya, Iraq, caught fire. It was not immediately clear what had caused the fire.
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Iraq Is Caught in the Middle as U.S. and Iran Spar on Its Soil

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 20:53
Baghdad condemned American airstrikes on Iranian-controlled militias that have been harrying U.S. operations in Iraq, fearing an escalation.
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After Years as a Battleground, Investment Boom Lifts Iraqi City

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 20:53
Ramadi was the site of some of the fiercest fighting against U.S. troops during the Iraq war, then came a devastating fight with ISIS. Now, it’s emerging as one of Iraq’s most stable cities.
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Fire at Iraq Covid Hospital Kills at Least 39

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 20:52
The fire at a hospital in the southern city of Nasiriya also injured at least 20 and many patients were still missing, health officials and the police said Monday.
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Iraqi Authorities Revise Down Death Toll in Covid Hospital Fire

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 19:24
Regional health officials now say 60 died, not 92 as initially reported by the state news media.
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Your Wednesday Briefing

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 07/14/2021 - 00:10
Dozens died in a fire in an Iraqi Covid ward.
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Errol Morris on Donald Rumsfeld: A Fog of Memos

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 07/07/2021 - 02:20
The former U.S. secretary of defense was a man adrift in a sea of his own verbiage.
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Donald H. Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary During Iraq War, Is Dead at 88

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 07/05/2021 - 20:51
Mr. Rumsfeld, who served four presidents, oversaw a war that many said should never have been fought. But he said the removal of Saddam Hussein had “created a more stable and secure world.”
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Donald Rumsfeld's Legacy of Ruins in Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 07/02/2021 - 01:22
To the extent he set Iraq on a course of destruction, he won’t be forgotten. But for many of us still hoping for a better Iraq, he is irrelevant.
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Biden Notifies Congress About Airstrikes on Iran-Backed Militias

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 06/30/2021 - 01:52
The notification, in compliance with the War Powers Act, came as Mr. Biden drew criticism over the strikes from some in his own party.
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U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 06/28/2021 - 17:15
The attacks were against weapons storage facilities used by Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said had conducted drone strikes against places in Iraq where American troops, spies and diplomats were located.
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UNESCO Mosul Competition Design Prompts Outcry

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 06/27/2021 - 16:26
The restoration is seen as essential to the idea that the Iraqi city has moved on from ISIS. But some critics say the plan betrays Iraq’s heritage.
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House Votes to Repeal 2002 Authorization for Iraq Invasion

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 16:33
In bipartisan action, the House voted on Thursday to revoke the authorization it gave in 2002 to invade Iraq, a step that would rein in presidential war-making powers.
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As Wars Wind Down, Congress Revisits Presidential Powers

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 23:22
The House voted to repeal the 2002 authorization for the invasion of Iraq, and the Senate will consider doing so as well in a rare debate over war powers.
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A Path of Forgiveness After Unimaginable Loss in Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 06/12/2021 - 16:49
An engineer’s wife, daughter and other family members were killed in a misguided airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition. But Basim Razzo would rather sow understanding than hatred.
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As Professors, New York Times Staff Members Teach, and Learn

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 06/11/2021 - 20:19
While teaching important skills and values to the next generation, they also find opportunities to learn.
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