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Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 02:03
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

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:00
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

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:12
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

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:05
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

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:59
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

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:51
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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Earthquake Kills Over 100 at Iran-Iraq Border

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 02:52
The 7.3 magnitude quake, which was centered in eastern Iraq, killed over 100 people in Iran, according to the country’s National Medical Emergency Service.
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With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:28
Informal talks continue amid public acrimony, but the precise roles of some of the participants are elusive. So is a breakthrough.
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An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:27
Behind a wall, in a garden, at the foot of an old stone staircase, is the underground tomb of Hazana of Amadiya, a Jew celebrated by some Muslims and Christians, too.
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How the Kurdish Quest for Independence in Iraq Backfired

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:00
After Kurds voted overwhelming for independence in a referendum in September, Iraqi government forces have seized territory previously under Kurdish control.
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After Defeats, ISIS Now Sells Nostalgia vs. Utopia

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 01:36
The terrorist group has shifted between different promises to maintain credibility in the eyes of its followers.
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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:26
Regional leaders have long sought to craft an oil and gas policy independent of Baghdad, but the fallout from the recent referendum reveals new liabilities.
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ISIS, Squeezed on Two Sides, Loses Syrian City and Border Crossing

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:23
The loss is another blow to the Islamic State and a sign of the resurgence of the Syrian army.
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Iraq Is Not Iran’s Puppet

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:46
Framing every development from Baghdad to Kurdistan as driven by Tehran won’t help anyone.
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The Untold Quiet of Kurdish Iraq

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00
Lam Duc-Hien, a Vietnamese photographer, first imagined Iraq to be full of tanks and violence. But after documenting the Kurdish region of Iraq for more than two decades, he found something very different.
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Kurdish Leader Quits, Latest Fallout From Much-Criticized Independence Vote

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 04:20
Massoud Barzani had pushed for the independence referendum that many Kurdish leaders now see as a catastrophic blunder.
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As ISIS Is Driven From Iraq, Sunnis Remain Alienated

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 22:40
The grievances of Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority allowed the Islamic State to flourish. How the government deals with Sunnis now could have long-term consequences.
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Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:42
Even Islamic State detainees have human rights, an official said. “There are no exceptions.”
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Islamic State Is ‘On the Run,’ U.S. Commander Says

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 01:45
The militants in Iraq and Syria cling to 5 percent of the territory they had three years ago but are likely to continue attacks even they lose it all.
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A Times Correspondent Describes Meeting ISIS Militants in Iraq

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:37
Rod Nordland, The Times’s international correspondent at large, told of his experiences interviewing militants in Iraq in a Facebook Live interview.
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