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U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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Trump Stops U.S. Funding of W.H.O.; U.K. Coronavirus Deaths May Be Higher Than Official Toll

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 07:05
Confirmed infections neared 2 million, with more than 120,000 dead, and the I.M.F. predicted the worst global downturn since the Great Depression. New York City passed 10,000 fatalities.
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As Virus Cases Near 2 Million, Hard-Hit Countries Try to Look Beyond Peak: Live Coverage

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 07:05
The authorities in Turkey will release thousands of prisoners amid fears of a widening outbreak. In China, two new vaccines have been approved for testing on humans and red tape is preventing the export of face masks. Some European nations are beginning to relax restrictions.
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Trump Warns Iran of Heightened Retaliation for Any Attacks on U.S. Troops

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 03:20
Democratic leaders cautioned the president privately that he must consult lawmakers before taking military action.
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Tattoo Machines and Machine Guns: Inking Your Buddies in Combat

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:00
When Joe Kintz deployed to Habbaniyah, Iraq, in 2006 as a bomb technician with SEAL Team 5, he took along something unusual: his own tattoo kit.
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Oil Prices Crash, Virus Hits, Commerce Stops: Iraq Is in Trouble.

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 18:28
Iraq depends on oil revenues, which have plummeted. The country is so desperate it is asking for donations to help it weather the pandemic.
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Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 22:44
A secret Pentagon directive orders planning to try to destroy a militia group backed by Iran, but America’s top general in Iraq cautions of the risks.
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