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Classic Cars Rep Pre-Hussein Era in Iraq
NBCNews.com - 1/29/2015
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Jordan still holding prisoner as deadline passes
Reuters - 1/29/2015
(Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless
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Jordan still holding prisoner deadline passes
Reuters - 1/29/2015
(Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless
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'American Sniper' Isn't Pro-War Propaganda
Forbes.com - 1/29/2015
Much ado has been made of  American Sniper , Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic about America’s deadliest sniper, Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper. (Beware of spoilers.) As the Washington Free Beacon’s
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Violence in Baghdad suburbs kills 21 - sources
Reuters Africa - 1/29/2015
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 21 people, mostly civilians, were killed on Thursday in the outskirts of Baghdad by explosions at five separate locations and a shooting, security and medical sources said.
Violence in Baghdad suburbs kills 21: sources Today Online
Violence in Baghdad suburbs kills 21 -sources AlertNet
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UK MPs criticise delay in publishing Iraq War inquiry report
Reuters UK - 1/29/2015
LONDON (Reuters) - British members of parliament on Thursday criticised the delay in publishing a long-awaited official report into Britain's role in the Iraq War until after May's election, describing
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One Woman's Story of Islamic State Captivity
Bloomberg View - 1/29/2015
With the recent battlefield success of the Kurdish forces against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, some of the people held captive by this Jihadist army are now being released. This includes dozens,
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Jordan demands Islamic State prove captured pilot is alive
Washington Post - 1/29/2015
By Taylor Luck and , AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan demanded proof Thursday from the Islamic State that a captured Jordanian pilot is still alive, as a deadline set by the militant group for the kingdom
Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes Capital Bay
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Golden boot glitters as UAE size up Iraq
Your Middle East - 1/29/2015
Sharpshooter Ali Mabkhout can win a tight race for the Asian Cup's golden boot when the United Arab Emirates face Iraq for the consolation prize of finishing third on Friday. The UAE went down 2-0 to
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What moviegoers in Baghdad think of 'American Sniper'
USA Today - 1/29/2015
When Gaith Mohammed, a young man in his 20s with a degree in accounting, went to see American Sniper during its opening week at Baghdad's Mansour Mall, he says the theater was full and rowdy. "Some people
Heres What Iraqi Moviegoers Think of American Sniper Big News Network
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Iraq Shrugs Off Low Prices, Boosts Output To Record Levels
Time - 1/29/2015
More is on the way as Iraq plans on doubling oil exports from its fields in the north near the city of Kirkuk Despite oil prices at their lowest levels in five years, Iraq is producing at record levels.
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'Ignoring abuses will fuel IS' - HRW
BBC - 1/29/2015
The brutal tactics of IS have provoked widespread revulsion Governments' tendencies to ignore human rights in the face of security threats is not just wrong, but also counter-productive, Human Rights
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Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive
BBC - 1/29/2015
The Jordanian government is seeking proof a pilot captured by the Islamic State group is still alive as efforts continue to negotiate a prisoner swap. Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh's family said sources had assured
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'Sunset' Deadline Passes for ISIS Prisoner Swap
ABC News - 1/29/2015
, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto Jogo, captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and one of two Japanese hostages, is seen in Aleppo, Syria. Ahmed Muhammed Ali/Anadolu Agency/
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Tough times for ISIS as it seeks to regroup
CNN - 1/29/2015
Story highlights ISIS fighters have been driven out of Kobani in Syria and pushed back in Iraq But the group still controls large areas of Iraq and Syria Experts say the fight against ISIS is likely to
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Kamal Alam: Understanding the roots of Islamic State's funding
Nikkei Asian Review - 1/29/2015
Islamic State group militants appeared to transform from a small band of ragtag terrorists to a regional force overnight. Today, with strongholds in Syria and Iraq, the group continues evolving as U.S.-led
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Iraq probes Diyala massacre claims
BBC - 1/29/2015
Iraqi pro-government forces declared that they had "liberated" Diyala province on Monday Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni
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Japan’s Abe Calls Latest Hostage Deadline ‘Despicable’
Time - 1/28/2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with reporters on Jan. 28, 2015. Kyodo Islamic State threatens to kill remaining Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot, which the Japanese PM calls "an extremely despicable
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Islamic State faces growing opposition in Mosul
USA Today - 1/28/2015
WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants controlling Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, face increasing opposition from residents chafing under the harsh laws being imposed there, Iraqi officials say. The
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Iraq Oil Surge to Fan OPEC Rivalry That Triggered Slump 2 hours ago
Bloomberg - 1/28/2015
The battle for customers among OPEC members that helped trigger oil’s collapse is about to escalate. Iraqi crude production is climbing from a 35-year high as it adds growing Kurdish supplies to its
Iraq Oil Surge to Fan OPEC Rivalry That Triggered Slump: Energy Washington Post
Iraq Oil Surge to Fan OPEC Rivalry That Triggered Slump BusinessWeek
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Japan PM condemns Goto hostage video
BBC - 1/28/2015
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said a new Islamic State (IS) video threatening to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours is "despicable". In the footage a voice believed to be Mr Goto says he
Kenji Goto: Abe condemns 'despicable' IS hostage video The Guardian Nigeria
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U.S. seeks to capi­tal­ize on defeat of Islamic State in Kobane
Washington Post - 1/28/2015
By , The Obama administration hopes to capi­tal­ize on the defeat of Islamic State fighters in the Syrian town of Kobane as parts of its uphill effort to counter the group’s appeal to foreign fighters
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Retired generals: U.S. set up for failure in Iraq and Syria without clear strategy
Washington Post - 1/28/2015
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, left, retired Army Gen. John Keane, center, and retired Navy Adm. William Fallon testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS
Retired Generals: U.S. Set for Failure in Iraq and Syria Without Clear Strategy AINA
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Canada-Iraq bombing case: 'Not guilty' plea
CNN - 1/27/2015
Story highlights Accused of orchestrating a deadly 2009 bombing in Iraq, Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa pleads not guilty in U.S. court Authorities believe he helped set up the attack from Edmonton, Alberta,
Bomb suspect pleads not guilty CNN
'Isa pleads not guilty in Iraq bombing case from 2009 CNN
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Why does ISIS care about Al-Rishawi?
CNN - 1/27/2015
Story highlights Sajida al-Rishawi is named in a proposed swap for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto She was a failed bomber in a string of terror attacks at Jordanian hotels in 2005 In 2006, al-Rishawi was
Who is Sajida al-Rishawi? And why does ISIS care about her? CNN
The woman ISIS wants back in captive exchange CNN
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