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Baghdad is in ISIS crosshairs, warns Iraqi president
Iraq Politics

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Iraqi President says Baghdad is now in danger from Islamic State jihadist mil­itants following their capture of strategic western city of Ramadi.

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Latest war adds new generation of mental trauma in Iraq

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International aid groups are trying to help some of hun­dreds of thousands of people who fled from their homes to escape ISIS.

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‘Arab spring’ batters Jordan produce exports

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The sudden closure of Jor­dan’s borders with Syria and Iraq and reinforced Israeli security measures at border crossings have hampered the flow of Jordanian produce, leading to a drop of 42% in the country’s fruit and vegetable exports.

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Iraqi disputes over Iran’s role in fighting ISIS
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The nuclear deal that President Barack Obama insists on concluding with Iran has had negative repercussions within the United States but positive ones in terms of the Russian relationship with Middle Eastern countries.

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IEA says Middle East militancy poses ‘major challenge’ for oil

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The rise of ISIS Iraq and Syria presents a major challenge for the investment necessary to prevent an oil shortage in the next decade, the International Energy Agency's (IEA's) top economist said on Tuesday.

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We need Arab boots on the ground to defeat ISIS

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After the burning alive of Jordanian fighter pilot Moaz Al-Kasasbeh by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a strong response—international in nature, but Arab at its core—is needed,

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Assad is no better than Saddam
Syria Politics

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The Syrian people are being oppressed, humiliated and killed by a criminal and tyrannical regime. This is the only view that any rational, objective and just person can have of the Syrian revolution, and this is the right view.

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No-man's land: the Iraqis trapped between IS and the Kurds
Iraq Politics

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Yahyawah is a muddy, tented settlement to the southeast of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Wedged between the borders of semi-autonomous Kurdistan and the front line of the so-called Islamic state (IS), it is in a geopolitical no-man’s land.

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Rewriting the history of aiding terrorism

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In 1992 I made my first visit to North Carolina, and Chapel Hill clearly stood out as its most charming town. I loved that little American “college town” which wasn’t much different from Europe’s beautiful university cities like Oxford, Leiden, Tubingen and Leuven (Louvain).

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Iraq: Militias Escalate Abuses, Possibly War Crimes
Iraq Politics

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Abuses by militias allied with Iraqi security forces in Sunni areas have escalated in recent months. Residents have been forced from their homes, kidnapped, and in some cases summarily executed.

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Can Iraq learn from the past to forge a better future?
Iraq Politics

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Iraq has been a nexus of fragility for the last three decades, and has experienced multiple types of conflict: internal insurgency, international war, sectarian strife, terrorism, internal fragmentation, and the spillover effects of conflict from other countries

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Syria: What Went Wrong in Kobani?

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I have been of the opinion that directing airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria has been a mistake since the international campaign against the group began.

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Iraq - Syria: Holding ISIS to account
Iraq Politics


The international outcry to the openly advertised atrocities committed in Iraq by the jihadist group calling itself Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS or ISIL) has led to calls

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