in Iraq


Dear America: We Watch Your Convulsions With Horror and Hope

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 00:58
The world has been transfixed by the unrest in the United States over police brutality, racism and President Trump’s response. Here are snapshots of how people in other countries view what’s happening.
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ISIS Prisoners Threaten U.S. Mission in Northeastern Syria

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 19:34
Overcrowded, makeshift prisons and camps and fears of Covid-19 have led to two riots by hardened fighters.
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He Died at War. The Pandemic Gave Me Time to Grieve.

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 04:00
My partner, Diego Pongo, was killed in Iraq in March. More than two months later, the pandemic has paused everything, including his funeral.
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U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:55
Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nations investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.
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Iran Quietly Lowers the Temperature With U.S.

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:13
Despite the heated rhetoric on both sides, Iran has toned down its approach to the West on several fronts, and the U.S. has reciprocated.
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Authorities Seek Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Hobby Lobby

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:05
The “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet” was displayed at the Museum of the Bible in Washington until the authorities seized it in 2019.
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The Commander in Chief’s Following Wanes

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:52
Trump started his term with strong support in America’s armed forces. But the respect the president typically gets from the military has cooled.
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Gil Loescher, 75, Refugees Expert Who Survived Iraq Bombing, Dies

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 21:02
He lost his legs in a 2003 suicide attack but continued his scholarship and field work on behalf of the world’s displaced.
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U.S. Military Killed 132 Civilians in Wars Last Year, Pentagon Says

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 17:54
The tally has changed little since the previous year’s report, which put the total at 120 civilians killed. Civilian deaths in Afghanistan again eclipsed those in Syria and Iraq.
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Iraq Chooses New Prime Minister, an Ex-Intelligence Chief Backed by U.S.

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 01:43
With the selection of Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq has its first real government in more than five months. He will confront an array of daunting problems.
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El enigma de la COVID-19: ¿Por qué el virus arrasa en algunos lugares y en otros no?

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 19:40
Los expertos se preguntan por qué el coronavirus es tan caprichoso. Las respuestas pueden determinar el mejor modo de protegernos y durante cuánto tiempo tendremos que hacerlo.
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The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 05/03/2020 - 12:00
Experts are trying to figure out why the coronavirus is so capricious. The answers could determine how to best protect ourselves and how long we have to.
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German Trial Accuses Iraqi of Genocide in Killing of Yazidi Girl

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 04/25/2020 - 14:18
The Frankfurt trial of the 27-year-old man accused of being an ISIS member is believed to be the first that carries the charge of genocide in relation to the Yazidis.
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Iraq Resists Iranian Pressure to Reopen Border Closed to Slow Covid-19

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 01:22
With the coronavirus raging in Iran, a push to distance their country from their neighbor has gained broader appeal in Iraq.
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U.N. Warns World Hunger Could Double as Coronavirus Hurts Global Economy Crashes

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 07:01
In southern Italy, the pandemic is choking an already fragile economy. Protests erupt in Lebanon.
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World News Updates: Italy Likely to Begin Easing Lockdown on May 4

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 07:01
Hong Kong announced an extension in its restrictions a day after reporting no new cases. And President Trump said he planned to close the United States to people trying to immigrate.
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Baghdad, a City Gone Still

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 04/15/2020 - 18:53
The picnicking families are gone by the Tigris. So are the peddlers. But a twilight walk along the river still offers a sad solace.
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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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