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U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Gathers Speed, Amid Accusations of Betrayal

NY Times Iraq - 9 hours 33 min ago
More than 100 American military vehicles entered Iraq on Monday, accelerating a pullout that greatly reduces American clout in Syria.
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In Bracing Terms, Trump Invokes War’s Human Toll to Defend His Policies

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 18:45
Describing his opposition to foreign interventions, the president has spoken with unusual candor about a sensitive subject.
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‘It’s Not a Choice:’ Syrians Flee After Turkish Forces Bombard Their Homes

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 00:43
Since Turkish forces attacked Kurdish-controlled territory in northeast Syria, almost two thousand refugees have fled the country. We spoke with some of them in Bardarash refugee camp, across the border in Iraq.
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It’s Time to Talk to Iran

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 13:00
With tensions rising in the Middle East and Iran suffering under sanctions, this may be the last best opportunity to walk back from the brink.
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Kurds, Turkey and the U.S.: 5 Years of Tension, Alliances and Conflict

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:08
Turkey’s attack on Kurdish strongholds along the Syrian border has been years in the making.
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Military Leaders Fear They’ve Seen This Before. It Ended in the Iraq War.

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:00
Officials are sounding alarms that clearing the way for Turkey to bomb the Kurds could have long-term repercussions, just as the desertion of allies did three decades ago.
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U.S. Moves to Take ‘High Value’ ISIS Detainees, Including Britons Who Abused Hostages

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 01:50
The military is taking several dozen men out of Kurdish-run wartime prisons in Syria as Turkey invades the region.
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How to Save Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 13:00
The prime minister has improved relations with the Sunni minority and the Kurds. But he can’t meet the demands of the protesters without fixing the economy.
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Iraqi Army Ordered Out of Sadr City, Where Dozens Died at Protests

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:00
A statement from the army said that it had used excessive force in the Baghdad neighborhood, and that officers and soldiers would be held accountable for “wrong acts.”
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Deaths Mount as Protests Catch Iraqi Government Off Guard

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 15:20
Protesters demanded an end to widespread corruption. The Iraqi government’s response was to call in security forces, who killed at least 91 people.
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Saudi Arabia and Iran Make Quiet Openings to Head Off War

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 01:00
Weeks after the Middle East seemed on the verge of war, Saudi Arabia and Iran are seeking ways to ease tensions. A warming relationship could have far-reaching consequences.
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Iraq Struggles to Contain Wave of Deadly Protests

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 07:03
Dozens of people have died in the unrest, and the prime minister sought to find a message that would curb widespread demonstrations over corruption and unemployment.
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They Risked All for America. Don’t Betray Them.

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 18:04
If President Trump’s hopes of withdrawing from war zones are realized, his government has a duty to protect the many foreigners who have helped U.S. forces there.
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‘Just Give Us a Country’: Thousands in Iraq Protest Corruption

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 23:15
At least 14 people have been confirmed dead after people took to the streets to express frustration about poor public services, graft and unemployment.
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In a Career of Reporting, These Are Stories That Still Touch Me

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 23:20
I’ve now spent 35 years at The Times, so I compiled some of my work that’s particularly meaningful to me.
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Two Killed in Anti-Government Protests in Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 22:31
The protests were the most serious against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government since it was formed a year ago.
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The Corruption Before Trump

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 13:03
How high-minded self-dealing paved the way for our low-minded president.
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How Mark Milley, a General Who Mixes Bluntness and Banter, Became Trump’s Top Military Adviser

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 09/29/2019 - 22:38
As the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley must manage the most consequential professional relationship of his life, with President Trump.
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Joseph Wilson, Who Challenged Iraq War Narrative, Dies at 69

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 20:52
He contradicted a statement in President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address. A week later, his wife at the time, Valerie Plame, was outed as a C.I.A. agent.
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Bus Bomb Kills 12 Iraqis Near Major Pilgrimage Site

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 01:14
The attack, claimed by the Islamic State, signals the group’s continuing threat despite its collapse in late 2017.
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