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Iraq

  1. Strange But True: Headlines From the Middle EastFor years, people have talked about what the Middle East would look like if the United States took a more limited role. That time has come.
  2. U.S. Not Planning to Contribute Money to Iraq Reconstruction: ReportApparently, we can afford to spend $716 billion on our military, but not a penny more on rebuilding in ISIS’s former strongholds.
  3. immigrant stories
    One Teenage Refugee’s Journey from Iraq to CaliforniaWhat it’s like to start life in a new country — when you’re still figuring out who you are.
  4. natural disasters
    Powerful Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills HundredsThe 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt as far away as Israel.
  5. foreign affairs
    Iraqi Forces Seize Kurdish-Held City of KirkukTensions had been high since the Kurds voted for independence from Iraq last month.
  6. foreign policy
    The Kurds’ Long Fight for Independence Is Coming to a HeadA landmark referendum on Monday faces almost universal opposition around the globe. Iraq’s Kurds are proceeding anyway.
  7. american intervention
    The Holocaust Museum Shouldn’t Have Cancelled Its Syria StudyWe need to at least be able to debate the possibility that U.S. intervention often does more harm than good.
  8. Is ISIS’s Elusive Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead?A respected human-rights group says he’s been killed. But ISIS calls it “fake news.” Who’s right?
  9. Iraqi Army Retakes Mosul From ISISThe brutal, months-long offensive has finally “liberated” Iraq’s second-largest city after three years of ISIS control.
  10. foreign policy
    ISIS’s Caliphate Is Collapsing, But Don’t Celebrate Just YetThe jihadi group is losing land and resources. Defeating its nihilistic philosophy remains a much taller order.
  11. ISIS Allegedly Destroyed Mosul Mosque Where Its Leader Declared ‘Caliphate’Iraqi and coalition forces blame ISIS; ISIS blames the U.S.-led coalition.
  12. trump administration
    Jared Kushner Went to Iraq Because the Pentagon Knows How Trump Operates“You have to understand where the levers are,” said a defense official. “You don’t have to like it, but that is where they are.”
  13. awful things
    U.S. Acknowledges Mosul Air Strike That May Have Killed HundredsAs many as 200 civilians may have been killed when three houses collapsed after a coalition attack on ISIS militants in the area.
  14. Trump Signs New Travel Ban, Addressing But Not Eliminating Legal QuestionsThe new ban “cures” the more obvious legal problems of the original, but is still vulnerable to the charge that its intent is a “Muslim ban.”
  15. There Were Two Major Victories Against ISIS in Iraq and SyriaIraqi forces retake most of Mosul airport, while Turkish-backed Syrian rebels expel the extremist group from al-Bab.
  16. Cleaning Up After Trump, Mattis Says U.S. Won’t Steal Iraqi OilThe Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad as a part of his world tour of walking back Trump statements.
  17. politics
    Man Who Claimed His Mother Died After Trump’s Travel Ban Reportedly Lied“I believe this in my heart: If they would’ve let us in, she would have made it.”
  18. trump's america
    Iraqi Director Pulls Visa App to Protest Trump“We as Kurdish filmmakers hope that Donald Trump will acknowledge the Kurdish people.”
  19. big fish to fry
    New Trump-Themed Kurdish Restaurant Only Serves Bottom-Feeder FishThe owner hopes to eventually instate a location near the White House.
  20. Iraqi Government Forces Are About to Cross Into MosulBreaching the city lines after three weeks of fighting.
  21. Kurdish Fighters Have Retaken at Least 9 Towns on the Outskirts of MosulSome footage from the front lines is streaming on Facebook.
  22. U.S. to Send Another 600 Troops to Iraq Ahead of Push to Retake MosulBrings the total up to about 5,000.
  23. awful things
    At Least 120 Dead After ISIS Car-Bomb Attack on Baghdad Shopping DistrictIt’s the third major terror attack in a Muslim country that has been linked to ISIS in less than a week.
  24. international affairs
    Protesters Breach Green Zone and Storm Parliament in BaghdadThe political unrest in Iraq appears to be intensifying. 
  25. awful things
    ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 41 at Soccer Game in IraqAlmost half of those killed were teenage boys.
  26. Two ISIS-Controlled Cities Just Got Closer to LiberationMosul in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria are getting put on the road to freedom. 
  27. Widow of ISIS Leader Arrested for Kayla Mueller KidnappingShe is being held in Iraq for terrorism-related activities.
  28. Almost 19,000 Civilians Died in Iraq in Less Than Two YearsThe numbers are from a new U.N. report.
  29. Reports: 3 Americans Kidnapped in BaghdadIf true, this would be the first abduction of Americans in Iraq in more than five years.
  30. scary things
    ISIS Claims Responsibility for Mall Attack in BaghdadThe attack, which involved a car bomb and multiple gunmen, is now over.
  31. ISIS Debuts New ‘Jihadi John’ in Latest Execution VideoThe Islamic State’s latest snuff film features a new balaclava-covered British executioner.
  32. islamic state watch
    In a ‘Proud Moment,’ Iraq Retakes Most of Ramadi From ISISThe battle isn’t over yet, though.
  33. ISIS May Be on the Verge of a Significant DefeatIraqi forces believe they are days away from retaking the city of Ramadi.
  34. paris attacks
    Iraq Says It Warned France of ‘Imminent’ AttacksIraqi officials say they passed along intelligence directly linking the attackers to ISIS.
  35. foreign affairs
    New Video Shows Raid on ISIS Prison by U.S. and Kurdish ForcesA member of the U.S. Delta Force, now identified, was the only rescuer killed in the operation. 
  36. dynasty warriors
    Jeb’s New Iraq Stance: My Brother’s ‘Mission Was Accomplished’Blaming the results of his brother’s war on Obama and Clinton is a bold move, and it probably won’t work.
  37. isis
    At Least 60 Dead After ISIS-Claimed Attack in BaghdadThere was blood everywhere, and people were running. It was really a horrible scene.
  38. awful things
    How ISIS Abducts, Recruits, and Trains Children to Become JihadistsThe brainwashed kids are even taught how to execute prisoners by practicing beheadings on dolls.
  39. international affairs
    U.S. Plans to Shift Iraq Strategy, Deploy More Troops After ISIS AdvancesObama admits there’s no “complete strategy” yet, but he’s expected to shift the focus to retaking Ramadi.
  40. foreign affairs
    Is It Time to Change the Strategy Against ISIS?After the fall of Ramadi, some are wondering if the U.S. is losing another war in Iraq.
  41. islamic state watch
    ISIS Seizes Another Iraqi CityAfter the military flees.
  42. crimes and misdemeanors
    Blackwater Guards Sentenced for Killing IraqisI know for a fact that I will be exonerated, in this life and the next,” said one of the men.
  43. crimes against humanity
    U.N. Report Accuses ISIS of Crimes Against Humanity and GenocideThe United Nations Human Rights Office calls for war-crimes trials against the Islamic State.
  44. politics
    Explaining the Many Different Ways Congress Is Iffy About the ISIS AUMFGoing through the many different opinions on the White House’s draft resolution authorizing the use of military force against ISIS
  45. the national circus
    How Brian Williams and NBC Made His Scandal WorseThe anchor and the network badly flubbed the first attempt at an explanation. 
  46. the national interest
    Republicans Still Denying Bush Lied About IraqHe was cleared by all the committees that didn’t investigate him!
  47. oops
    Brian Williams Is Sorry That He Lied About Coming Under Fire in Iraq [Updated]A story he’s told repeatedly turned out to be less than accurate. 
  48. islamic state watch
    11 Photos of Christmas in Iraq’s Kurdish CapitalAs ISIS fights nearby.
  49. islamic state watch
    ISIS Leader’s Wife Tried to Move to Lebanon on a Fake PassportCan you blame her for wanting a vacation from Syria?
  50. ISIS May Join Forces With Al QaedaAt least for the time being.
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