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How Democracy Faces a Rising Threat Splitting Republicans and Democrats

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:10
The country is increasingly split into camps that don’t just disagree on policy and politics — they see the other as alien, immoral, a threat. Such political sectarianism is now on the march.
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Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:58
Dr. Ghafouri helped survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19.
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Mujeres que fueron esclavas sexuales del Estado Islámico se reencuentran con sus hijos

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 16:24
Las mujeres yazidíes que fueron liberadas de la esclavitud sexual que le impuso el Estado Islámico se vieron obligadas a entregar a sus bebés. Dos años después, algunas lo arriesgan todo para recuperarlos.
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Yazidi Women Once Enslaved by ISIS Are Reunited With Their Children

Sat, 03/13/2021 - 16:37
Yazidi women freed from sexual slavery under ISIS were forced to give up their babies. Two years later, some are risking everything to get them back.
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Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip During Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 14:27
The pontiff said that he had wrestled with the decision to travel, but put the fate of the Iraqis who flocked to see him in God’s hands.
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Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip Amid Virus Concerns

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 00:52
Speaking aboard the papal plane, Pope Francis said he debated his decision to visit Iraq due to pandemic concerns, but ultimately left the fate of the Iraqi people up to God.
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Pope Francis Ends Historic Trip at a Critical Moment for Iraq

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 20:15
Iraqi officials say the successful four-day visit is a testament to Iraqi capabilities and the battered country’s integral role in the region.
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Pope Francis Offers a Salve for Iraq's Wounds

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 00:13
The first pope ever to visit Iraq, Francis voiced sorrow and hope for a shrunken Christian community that has suffered persecution, and preached fellowship among religions.
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Pope Francis Begins Visit to Iraq

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 23:56
The pope’s four-day trip is intended to nurture ties with Shiite Muslims and encourage a Christian population decimated by years of strife.
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Pope Francis' Iraq Trip Ends, but Coronavirus Fears Remain

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 23:41
Crowds gathered over Francis’ three-day visit, sporting high spirits but few masks. Few in the country have been vaccinated.
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In Pictures: Pope Francis in Iraq

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 16:06
As the pope makes a three-day trip to Iraq, a look at images of the historic moment.
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Pope Francis Meets Iraq’s Top Ayatollah as Both Urge Peace

Sun, 03/07/2021 - 02:52
The meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Francis sought to protect his persecuted flock in Iraq by forging closer bonds between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world.
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Pope Calls for End to Religious Violence With Iraq Address

Sat, 03/06/2021 - 20:18
Pope Francis on Saturday visited the ruins of Ur, Iraq, where he specifically condemned the persecution of the Yazidis, an ethnic minority group in the country and one of the world’s oldest religions.
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For Biden, Deliberation and Caution, Maybe Overcaution, on the World Stage

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 19:03
But decisions come more quickly than they did in the Obama administration, when Mr. Biden, as vice president, complained about the endless meetings.
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El viaje del papa Francisco a Irak genera preocupación por la pandemia

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 14:00
El pontífice visita el país devastado por la guerra. Pero algunas personas han expresado su preocupación ante la posibilidad de que esa visita se convierta en un evento de superpropagación en una nación donde el virus todavía está presente.
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Why Is Pope Francis Visiting Iraq?

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 13:17
The trip is taking place despite concerns about the pandemic and security. Here’s a brief look at why Francis is visiting Iraq, what the trip will entail and what he hopes to achieve.
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Pope’s Planned Visit to Iraq, Amid Pandemic, Raises Questions of Timing

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 13:17
Pope Francis has said he is determined to visit the war-torn country. But some worry that the visit will become a superspreader event in a land where the virus still rages.
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In Iraq’s Christian Heartland, a Feud Over a Town’s Identity

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:00
Pope Francis will arrive in a country whose ancient Christian towns are in danger of disappearing. In one, a Christian community’s survival may come at the expense of another minority group.
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Your Friday Briefing

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:38
The female heroes of Myanmar’s protests.
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Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Where U.S. Troops Are Stationed

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 20:48
At least 10 rockets were fired on the Ayn Al Asad air base one week after U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia positions along the Syrian-Iraqi border.
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