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Israel Endorsed Kurdish Independence. Saladin Would Have Been Proud.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:16
Present-day politics may have been less important than a long shared history between the Kurds and the Jews.
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Pressure Mounts on Iraqi Kurds to Cancel Independence Vote

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 22:19
In a region where few people agree on anything, neighbors and allies are pressing the Kurds to delay a vote they say could unleash violence.
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Manafort Working on Kurdish Referendum Opposed by U.S.

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:14
President Trump’s former campaign chairman has continued soliciting international business even as his past international work is under investigation.
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Iraq Leader Says He Will Use Force if Kurdish Referendum Turns Violent

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 01:43
If Iraq is “threatened by the use of force outside the law,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview, “then we will intervene militarily.”
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Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:52
President Trump brokered a phone call with the leaders of Qatar and Saudi Arabia that later resulted in dueling, ill-tempered statements.
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For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 13:00
A referendum on Kurdish independence is favored by Kurds and opposed by every major power in the region.
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Iraqi Kurdistan’s Referendum Isn’t Just About Independence

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 13:11
Kurdish leaders hope the referendum will draw the outside world’s attention to the Kurds’ dysfunctional relationship with the Iraqi government.
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Suicide Attack Kills Seven at Iraqi Power Station

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 22:09
At least three gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the state-run power station near Samarra, forcing it to shut down.
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ISIS Is on Its Heels, but Fighting to the Death

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 20:21
American officials say the pace of the fight against the Islamic State is not slowing, even as the militants’ territory continues to shrink.
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Officials Eye Euphrates River Valley as Last Stand for ISIS

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 04:32
Even with the Islamic State on the run, U.S. advisers grapple with political and military problems in wresting Iraqi and Syrian towns from extremists.
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ISIS Loses Another City to U.S.-Backed Iraqi Forces

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 17:47
The battle for Tal Afar, which lasted just 11 days, was another sign that the militant group’s days of administering territory are numbered.
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U.S. Airstrikes Block Convoy Transferring ISIS Fighters

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:02
American airstrikes stranded a convoy of 670 ISIS militants in the middle of Syria, as other warplanes bombed fighters coming to their rescue.
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Many Shades of the U.S. at War

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:21
Visits to key military bases create contrasting impressions, including between service members and their commander in chief.
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<div>Iran Out to Remake Mideast With Arab Enforcer: Hezbollah</div>

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 18:11
The “Party of God” has evolved from a Lebanese militant group into the spearhead of an international militia network led by Tehran.
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From Kabul to Baghdad, My Bird’s-Eye View

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:01
A five-nation tour offered a close look at the war on terror and disturbing context for Trump’s plans for Afghanistan.
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Iraqi Forces Start Offensive to Retake Tal Afar From ISIS

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:10
Tal Afar is one of the last big cities in Iraq still under control of extremists.
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The Bridge Between Iraq and Connecticut? Cooking

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:00
To counter a narrative of fear about refugees, a community in New Haven breaks bread — quite literally — with their new neighbor Zainab, an Iraqi cook.
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Can Anyone Stop Iran From Taking Over Iraq?

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:56
Armed militias, backed by Tehran, look set to dominate and intimidate Iraqi politics for years to come.
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2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq in Combat Operations

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 22:53
Five other soldiers were wounded, the United States military said, adding that “initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy contact.”
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In Blackwater Case, Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 22:12
A federal appeals court tossed out sentences and a verdict stemming from a shooting in Baghdad in 2007 that left 31 Iraqi civilians dead or wounded.
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