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Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 01:12
American military officials in Iraq want two detainees taken off their hands and a British court has blocked sharing evidence for any death-penalty case. But other options are also getting a second look.
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Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:32
Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.
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Inside the Iraqi Kleptocracy

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:00
Corruption, as much as violence, makes Iraq unlivable. It helped fuel the rise of ISIS. And America provides the cash to sustain it, at least $10 billion a year in hard currency.
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Why the United States Invaded Iraq

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:00
Robert Draper’s “To Start a War” provides the deep background on the decisions that took America into war in the Middle East.
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The Meeting That Brings the International Desk Closer to Home

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:00
Stationed all over the world, my colleagues and I can feel isolated. But a weekly call that began because of the pandemic has provided a comforting support system.
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German Arts Advocate Kidnapped in Baghdad

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 23:07
Hella Mewis started an arts center in the Iraqi capital, and supported anti-government protesters last fall. It was not clear who abducted her.
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‘Our Role Is to Reduce Their Grief’

Sat, 07/18/2020 - 14:03
None of Iraq’s existing graveyards wanted the bodies of Covid-19 patients. So Shiite leaders created a burial ground for them that is also open to Sunnis and Christians.
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Southern Iraq’s Toxic Twilight

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:54
Burning Gas and Poisoning the Air
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Colin Powell Still Wants Answers

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:00
In 2003, he made the case for invading Iraq to halt its weapons programs. The analysts who provided the intelligence now say it was doubted inside the C.I.A. at the time.
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The Killing of Qassim Suleimani Was Unlawful, Says U.N. Expert

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 23:10
The United States provided no evidence that its fatal January drone strike against General Suleimani was in response to an imminent threat, said a United Nations special rapporteur.
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Family and Friends Mourn Killed Iraqi Analyst

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:30
The family of Hisham al-Hashimi, an outspoken Iraqi security analyst who was assassinated in front of his home, held a funeral for him in Baghdad on Tuesday.
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Killing of Security Analyst Seen as Message to Iraqi Government

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 19:53
The analyst, Hisham al-Hashimi, was a proponent of government efforts to rein in the Islamic State and Iraq’s Shiite militias. Suspicion fell on both groups.
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Iran Issues Death Sentence for Opposition Journalist

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:57
Ruhollah Zam once ran a popular news service that helped share information about the widespread protests in 2017. He had been exiled in France until October, when he traveled to Iraq and then disappeared.
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U.S. Commandos at Risk for Suicide: Is the Military Doing Enough?

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:00
An unreleased report commissioned by U.S. Special Operations Command found deficiencies in the military’s suicide-prevention programs for its elite troops.
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Iraq Raids Iranian-Backed Militia Accused of Attacking U.S. Forces

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 22:55
Iraqi forces detained 14 members of the group, Khataib Hezbollah, to send a message that “no one is above the law.”
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In Iraq, a New Prime Minister Takes Stock of His Bloodied Land

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:00
In one city ruined by war, even the stones seem to have voices. They tell the stories of people who can no longer speak for themselves.
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Joe Biden Needs to Learn an Urgent Lesson From the 2004 Election

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 01:30
Bush survived the Iraq war. Trump has mishandled the coronavirus and the protests, but Americans care more about plans going forward.
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Trump Made Inaccurate Claims About the Military During His West Point Speech

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 01:29
The president made misleading claims about his military budgets, the fight against the Islamic State and wars in the Middle East.
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ISIS Attacks Surge in Iraq Amid Debate on U.S. Troop Levels

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 23:34
The growing pressure on the United States to reduce its military presence in Iraq comes as strikes by the Islamic State are on the rise.
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OPEC and Russia Agree to Extend Oil Production Cuts

Sat, 06/06/2020 - 20:08
The original deal would have allowed increases starting next month. The new pact reflects producers’ concerns that the oil market could fall apart again.
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