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Philippines Arrests Explosives Expert Tied to Mideast Militants

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:19
The detention of Taha Mohamed al-Jabouri, an Iraqi chemist “with knowledge of explosives,” comes after a series of deadly bomb plots in the Philippines.
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Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:07
The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.
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Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:36
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.
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Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Puncture Newfound Hope

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:48
The carnage at an open-air market came months after Iraqi forces successfully fought the Islamic State, allowing residents to live relatively free of fear.
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The Most Dangerous Places for Children in 2017

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:10
Unicef has warned of a “shocking scale” of attacks against children. Here is our coverage from countries racked by violence.
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Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:20
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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The Hunt for ISIS Pivots to Remaining Pockets in Syria

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 08:04
The last phase of the American campaign against the caliphate is relying heavily on warplanes that are focused on an area half the size of Manhattan.
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Behind the Cover: 11.19.17

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:20
In this issue, an investigation into the true civilian death count in Iraq.
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A War Trump Won

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 22:30
The defeat of the Islamic State is part of a surprisingly effective Middle East approach.
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Saudi Arabia Has No Idea How to Deal With Iran

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:20
Pushing back against Tehran’s ambitious designs in the Middle East is a worthy goal. But Riyadh needs a strategy.
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U.N. Condemns Executions of 38 Prisoners in Iraq

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 02:20
The United Nations called for an immediate halt to executions in Iraq, citing flaws in the country’s criminal justice system.
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The Uncounted

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:20
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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How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:41
When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.
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After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:18
The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.
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Iran-Iraq Quake: Digging Through the Rubble

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
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

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20
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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Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 19:47
Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.
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Earthquake Kills Over 100 at Iran-Iraq Border

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 17:20
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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An American Held as an ISIS Suspect Deserves a Prompt Hearing

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:45
After 11 weeks in detention, the unnamed suspect still has not appeared before a judge. The courts must move faster.
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With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:20
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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