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Officials: A Suicide Bombing Against Pro-Government Sunni Militias Near Baghdad
ABC News - 12/24/2014
Officials: A suicide bombing against pro-government Sunni militias near Baghdad kills 13.
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Suicide bomber kills 17 people south of Baghdad
Reuters Africa - 12/24/2014
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 17 people and wounded 33 others in Madaen, 45 km (15 miles) south of Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraq police and medical officials said. The dead were 14 Sunni
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VIDEO: Iraqi Christian refugees' Christmas
BBC - 12/24/2014
The oldest Christian communities in the world come from Iraq but their numbers are dwindling in their homeland. In recent years, hundreds of thousands have left the country because of wars and Islamic
Iraqi Christian refugees' Christmas BBC
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U.S. to send more private contractors to Iraq
Reuters - 12/24/2014
A Shi'ite fighter walks during an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in Balad, north of Baghdad December 15, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud (Reuters)
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Airline issues apology after mistreating vet, service dog
USA Today - 12/24/2014
WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — US Airways for the way some of its flight attendants treated his service dog on a recent trip from Florida to Detroit. Eric Calley is a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq
Airline issues apology after mistreating vet, service dog 60 minutes ago Hometown Life
Airline issues apology after mistreating vet, service dog 50 minutes ago Hometown Life
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Iraq: Suicide attack kills 13 people near Baghdad
Miami Herald - 12/24/2014
Officials say a suicide attack against pro-government, anti-Islamic State group Sunni militias near Baghdad has killed at least 13 people. A police officer says the attacker blew himself up early Wednesday
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Suicide bomber kills 38 Sunni paramilitary members near Baghdad
Xinhua News Agency - 12/24/2014
BAGHDAD, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomber killed 38 government-backed Sunni paramilitary members and wounded some 56 others at a military base in a town just south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on
Urgent: Suicide bomber kills 38 Sunni paramilitary members near Baghdad China.org.cn
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Suicide bomb attack near Baghdad kills 17 and injures 33
ITV.com - 12/24/2014
Seventeen people have been killed and 33 others injured in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq, officials have said. The bomber blew himself up in Madaen, around 15 miles south of Baghdad, near a lone of pro-government
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10 airstrikes hit ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq
MENAFN - 12/24/2014
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The US-led coalition against ISIL carried out seven airstrikes in Syria and three airstrikes in Iraq on Tuesday, the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent
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Kuwait- FM undersec. discusses issues to be tackled in Iraq next week
MENAFN - 12/24/2014
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah convened, on Tuesday, with government bodies participating in an upcoming meeting in Iraq and discussed
FM undersec. discusses issues to be tackled in Iraq next week Kuwait News Agency
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King congratulates new Tunisian president
MENAFN - 12/24/2014
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday sent a cable of congratulation to Tunisian President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi, who won Tunisia's first free presidential elections.
7/ Army Chief, Iraqi Defense Minister discuss cooperation Federation of Arab News Agencies
9/ King congratulates new Tunisian president Federation of Arab News Agencies
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Army Chief, Iraqi Defense Minister discuss cooperation
MENAFN - 12/24/2014
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lt. General Mashal Zabin, on Tuesday met with Iraqi Defense Minister, Khalid Obaidi, and the accompanying delegation. The meeting,
• Army Chief, Iraqi Defense Minister discuss cooperation Jordan News Agency
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Iraqis seek holiday cheer amid sorrow
MENAFN - 12/24/2014
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Yaasub Ali stands inside his shop in Baghdad's Shorjah market surrounded by nearly empty shelves cleared of decorations by Iraqis seeking holiday cheer after a year of relentless
After tough year, Iraqis flock to Baghdad market for holiday cheer The News International
If we don’t celebrate, Iraq dies Gulf Time UAE
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Major events in the GCC 2014
MENAFN - 12/24/2014
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries experienced a large number of major events during 2014, covering diverse domains at bilateral and collective levels.Kuwait
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As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow
Jerusalem Post - 12/24/2014
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the
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US government announces possible USD3 billion Abrams and Humvee sale to Iraq
Jane's - 12/24/2014
The Pentagon has announced a potential sale of M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks and M1151A1 Up-Armored Humvees to Iraq that would, if approved by the US Congress, be worth nearly USD3 billion. The Defense
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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 35 people in Nigeria's Borno
Jane's - 12/24/2014
Synomosia Pyrinon tis Fotias (SPF) Key Facts Name: Synomosia Pyrinon tis Fotias (SPF) or Fire Conspiracy Cells. Aliases: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire; CCF; Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei; Nuclei
Security forces foil would-be suicide attack in Iraq's Baghdad Jane's
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Islamic State’s Yazidi sex slaves in Iraq driven to suicide
Japan Times - 12/24/2014
Women and girls from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority have told rights activists they were beaten and forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group, driving some to suicide. Islamic State
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National Guard project cannot easily be disavowed: Iraqi Deputy PM
Asharq Al Awsat - 12/24/2014
Saleh Al-Mutlaq says international coalition not doing enough to fight ISIS Saleh Al-Mutlaq, an Iraqi Sunni lawmaker who was disqualified from running in March’s parliamentary elections by the Justice
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Jordan keeping extremism at bay
Arab News - 12/24/2014
Jordan has been successful, so far, in confronting the threat of militancy both domestically and along its wide borders with Iraq and Syria. This is partly due to its political stability and to the vigilance
The war against extremism Jordan Times
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Islamic State's Yazidi sex slaves in Iraq driven to suicide
Japan Times - 12/24/2014
BAGHDAD – Women and girls from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority have told rights activists they were beaten and forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group, driving some to suicide.
IS sex slavery sparks suicides Arab Times
IS sex slavery pushes Iraqi victims to suicide Jordan Times
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Iran rules out friendship with Washington, nuclear deal or not
Jerusalem Post - 12/24/2014
WASHINGTON – Congress will be so disappointed: A comprehensive nuclear agreement between Iran and the West will not lead to a larger rapprochement between Tehran and Washington, a senior Iranian official
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The fluctuating price of oil
ABC Online - 12/24/2014
Image: New oil supplies are threatening OPEC's market share. (Roger Milley/) After four years of record highs, the price of oil has fallen by around 50 per cent since June. Although the reasons for
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Winter has arrived for the 1 million IDPs in Kurdistan
Africa News Wire - 12/24/2014
An urgent need for an additional US$152.2 million of funding is needed to cover basic needs in the region, which is sheltering close to half of all Iraqi IDPs. Close to half of all displaced Iraqis
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What Obama plans for 2015
CNN - 12/23/2014
Editor's note: Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and was a Middle East negotiator in Democratic and Republican administrations.
Lame duck label doesn't fit Obama kSPR 33
Lame duck label doesn't fit Obama (Opinion) CNN
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