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Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque
Reuters - 19 Hours ago
(Note: Paragraph 2 contains language that may offend some readers) By Paul Ingram PHOENIX The event outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, targeted in part because the two Texas gunmen had
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Thousands Fleeing Ramadi Are Stuck at Baghdad Checkpoint
Africa News Wire - 15 Hours ago
AFRICANEWSWIRE.NET (May, 29 2015) The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Iraqis who have fled the bloody takeover of Ramadi by so-called Islamic State militants are stuck at checkpoints
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Baghdad hotel bombings show vulnerability of capital; death toll rises to 15
Boston Globe - 16 Hours ago
BAGHDAD — The Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for coordinated car bomb attacks that targeted two prominent hotels in Baghdad a day earlier, showing the continuing vulnerability of the capital
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Islamic State’s weapon of mass destruction: truck bombs
Japan Times - 16 Hours ago
BAGHDAD – The Islamic State group’s monstrous truck bombs — easy to make, hard to stop and capable of destroying a city block — are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadis used about 30 explosives-rigged
Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs Japan Times
Islamic State builds an ‘air force’ out of truck bombs Japan Times
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Marco Rubio: Obama Has Made Mideast 'More Dangerous and Unstable'
NewsMax.com - 18 Hours ago
President Barack Obama's Middle East policies have "backfired," leaving the region "more dangerous and unstable," Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio charges. In an assertive foreign policy commentary
David Axelrod: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush can reach into Hispanic community; Rand Paul Washington Times
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Iraqis recount life under Islamic State: Cheap food, endless rules
Miami Herald - 18 Hours ago
There are few signs of life in central Ramadi, the Islamic State’s latest prize in the vast western badlands of Iraq. Photos and videos posted on the Internet show battle-scarred streets littered with
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Syrian Army In Retreat As Rebels Tighten Grip On…
DefenseNews.com - 19 Hours ago
Armed rebel fighters walk down a road in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur on April 25, 2015. (Photo: GHAITH OMRAN/AFP/) BEIRUT — Syrian troops retreated as regime warplanes bombarded Al-Qaeda-led
Syrian army in retreat as rebels tighten grip on Idlib Zawya.com
Army in retreat as rebels tighten grip on Syria’s Idlib Taipei Times Online
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Political stability
Arab News - 20 Hours ago
This is with reference to the article “Filling the political vacuum” by Osama Al-Sharif (May 27). I fully agree with the views expressed by the writer that in order to effectively root out the extremist
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Qatar to open embassy in Iraq as ties improves
Trade Arabia - 20 Hours ago
Qatar will open an embassy in Baghdad, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of improving relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim-ruled
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UK may expand military support mission in Iraq
ITV.com - 20 Hours ago
The UK is preparing to send troops into the more dangerous parts of northern Iraq in support of the US military mission to train local forces to fight so-called Islamic State fighters. The Times reports
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Carrick’s Kurds relish a life more ordinary after years as refugees
Irish Times - 21 Hours ago
Carrick’s Kurds relish a life more ordinary after years as refugees The community of Kurds came to Leitrim in 2006 under a UN-resettlement programme Fawzieh Amiri with her daughters Dema and Kajal. They
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All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change
PR Web via Yahoo! - 20 Hours ago
On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. On
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More: British military confirms 'extensive air support' in Iraq
ITV.com - 20 Hours ago
Government officials have confirmed British military "extensive air and training support" to Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State insurgents. They outlined a number of recent airstrikes including: May
British military confirms 'extensive air support' in Iraq ITV.com
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Indonesia’s next-gen terrorists
The Australian - 15 Hours ago
Ridwan, the son of Jemaah Islamiah’s Abu Jibril, is believed to have been killed in Syria. Source: Supplied Indonesia’s counter-terrorism specialists are bracing for a wave of violence as the sons of
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Nearly 500 bodies exhumed from graves in Iraq
Frontier Post - 15 Hours ago
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)An Iraqi forensic team has exhumed 499 bodies from a series of graves in the presidential complex in the city of Tikrit, a top official in the Baghdad morgue who is familiar with the
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"Chaotic picture" as funding gap threatens WHO operations in Iraq
Zawya.com - 15 Hours ago
Related Qatar to open embassy in Baghdad Iraq rebrands military campaign against IS Photo Credit:Reuters/Mohammed Ameen By Magdalena Mis LONDON, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3 million
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad hotel bombs
Zawya.com - 15 Hours ago
Related Qatar to open embassy in Baghdad Iraq rebrands military campaign against IS BAGHDAD, May 29 (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for bombings outside two heavily fortified
Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad hotel bombs, 10 dead Bdnews24.com
Islamic State claims it bombed Baghdad hotels Irish Times
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War Propaganda. "Planting Stories" in the News Chain
Global Research - 16 Hours ago
Author’s Note This article was first published in January 2003, two months before the invasion of Iraq. It was subsequently integrated into my book entitled America’s “War on Terrorism”, Global Research
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Qatar to open embassy in Baghdad
Zawya.com - 16 Hours ago
Home News Article M May 29 2015 UPDATE 1- as Iraq's ties with Gulf improve (Adds context) BAGHDAD, May 29 (Reuters) - Qatar will open an embassy in Baghdad, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday,
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The Middle East on the Waves of Chaos
New Eastern Outlook - 16 Hours ago
For some time the criminal activities of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (ISIS) seemed to have faded into the shadows. It seemed that this organization in the near future will be broken tie
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Iraq War comment puts Jeb Bush on the defensive
China.org.cn - 16 Hours ago
It's safe to say "Bush defends decision to invade Iraq" wasn't the headline Jeb Bush wanted in the papers last week. The first thought that comes to mind when reading the Washington Post's headline is,
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WATCH: GOP Candidates Can't Answer 'Just One Question': Would You Have Invaded Iraq?
NigerianHerald.com - 17 Hours ago
Huffington Post (Today) - With the 2016 presidential race heating up, candidates must be prepared to address tough questions about everything from the economy to health care to foreign policy -- but there's
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Iraq: Curbs Put War’s Displaced at Risk
Human Rights Watch - 16 Hours ago
(Beirut) – Iraqi authorities are preventing thousands of families fleeing the fighting in Ramadi from reaching safer parts of the country. The government of Iraq has primary responsibility for protecting
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To defeat jihadis, the U.S. must know more about them
Zawya.com - 16 Hours ago
Home News Article M May 30 2015 30 May 2015 The unexpected fall of Ramadi to ISIS this month is the latest sign of a basic intelligence problem: The U.S. doesn’t know enough about its jihadi adversaries
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ISIS attracts because Arab systems repel
Zawya.com - 16 Hours ago
Home News Article M May 30 2015 30 May 2015 An important op-ed article by former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin in the Washington Post this week raises the point that repeatedly comes up in discussions
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