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2017-08-17
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The motivation for Muqtada al-Sadr, an Iraqi Shia Muslim cleric, to meet the Saudi crown prince last month was an attempt to roll back Iranian influence in Iraq, seek a leader..
BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown..
2017-08-16
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Now in his early teens, he looked so handsome, confident and unwavering. This was the same young man we had met a decade ago who was sullen, angry and mad at a world he was too you..
Satellite images obtained by Fox News show United States military and allied forces have decimated the capital of ISIS’ so-called caliphate in Syria, with more than 55 percent of R..
Musicians, poets, even a video game maker are among the 63 finalists for the 2017 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. “..
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to..
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers’ deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to ..
2017-08-15
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Some members of San Diego’s Kurdish community will be able to vote in an upcoming referendum that could eventually make Kurdistan a separate country from Iraq. Bayan Sami Abdul Rah..
Saudi Arabia plans to open the Arar border crossing with Iraq for the first time since 1990, according to Saudi local news media and officials. Abdul Aziz al-Shammari, Saudi charge..
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The governor of the oil city of Basra has stepped down and gone to Iran after Iraq's anti-corruption body began investigating graft allegations against him, peo..
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after the countries cut ties following Sa..
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament on Tuesday questioned acting Trade Minister Salman al-Jumaili over corruption allegations linked to the ministry, mostly stemming from a deal ..
BADOUSH, Iraq — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the..
2017-08-14
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince has told two former American officials that he "wants out" of the two-year war he started in Yemen, and that he is not against US rapprochement with Ira..
It’s quite a story. This story may seem unlikely in this era of generalized war between cultures, civilizations, and religions. And I am grateful to British journalist Ben Judah fo..
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Abdallah, Mariam and Rahma are younger than 1 year old and their identities are unknown. They were rescued from the rubble as Iraqi forces battled t..
By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates signaled its desire to strengthen ties with Iraq during weekend talks with influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada..
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2017-08-13
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BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military says two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in northern Iraq, but not as a result of "enemy contact." Central Comman..
BAGHDAD –  Two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq, the U.S. military said Sunday, adding that "initial reports indicate the incident..
ERBIL, Iraq, (Reuters) - An influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric plans to visit the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, strengthening his ties with Sunni-ruled states of the Middle East. I..
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq, the U.S. military said Sunday, adding that "initial reports indicate the incident ..
2017-08-12
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By Maher Chmaytelli ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurds are sticking to a plan to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-rankin..
2017-08-11
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Opinion: Safeguarding our views?
Burlington Free Press
Charlotte couple's plans for a solar project in their backyard were denied by the state. Opponents say that the views from Mount Philo State Park would have been ruined, sparking a..
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Jakarta family who joined the Islamic State group in Syria out of an apparently naive belief it would give them a better life is now in Iraq and in cont..
JAKARTA, Indonesia –  Indonesia's deputy foreign minister says a Jakarta family who joined the Islamic State group in Syria out of an apparently naive belief it would give the..
On August 5, Philip Zelikow delivered the following keynote address at the annual meeting of the Aspen Strategy Group, a discussion forum for experts and government practitioners. ..
Iraq is in the grip of a heatwave of such severity that people are being sent home from work for their own safety. The Gulf News reports that civil servants were told to take the d..