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Posted on Dec 1 2014 - 2:02am by admin
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As battle lines shift in Iraq, Sunnis who welcomed the Islamic State fear … BAGHDAD — A day after breaking through a siege by Islamic State militants on the Shiite town of Amerli, Iraqi forces and pro-government...

ISIL razes Shia shrines, Sunni mosques in Iraq A video footage, which was released on Tuesday, shows ISIL militants bulldozing and blowing up several Sunni and Shia holy sites in Iraq's Salahuddin province. Meanwhile, ISIL terrorists also blew up...

Egypt braces for nationwide anti-government protests … killed scores of security personnel since Morsi's ouster. Many of these attacks have taken place in the north of...

Posted on Nov 27 2014 - 8:22pm by admin
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Queen Rania tells Abu Dhabi Media Summit that technology can change way … But for every US or European hostage that ISIL has beheaded, thousands of Iraqis and Syrians have suffered...

Posted on Nov 26 2014 - 6:35pm by admin
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Reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar: Implications for the War in Syria The sudden reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has enormous implications for the War in Syria and beyond, with...

Posted on Nov 25 2014 - 5:03pm by admin
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Iraqi Shiite group massacred Sunnis at mosque, Human Rights Watch says Iraq's largest Shiite militia, which has been incorporated into the U.S.-backed national army and police, has...

Posted on Nov 24 2014 - 3:21pm by admin
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Sunni ex-MP sentenced to death in Iraq BAGHDAD: An Iraqi court sentenced former Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani to death Sunday for murder, a verdict that could damage Baghdad's ties with a powerful tribe that...

Syrian Christians: 'Help us to stay – stop arming terrorists' Christian leaders in the country warn of an exodus on the scale of Iraq, where the 1.5 million-strong community...

US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria A look at the strange path of Abu Shakr, a 36-year-old who joined al-Qaida out of anger over treatment of Iraq's Sunnis and...

Posted on Nov 21 2014 - 9:56am by admin
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Turkish government, Kurdish authorities argue over Yazidi refugees U.S. airstrikes provided the cover for Yazidis to escape the Sinjar region of northern Iraq, but it was the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers'...

Posted on Nov 20 2014 - 7:34am by admin
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Turkey: Iraq government to start oil transit But tensions persist even after Maliki's replacement by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, also a Shi'ite Muslim but seen as more moderate and capable of cooperating with...

Posted on Nov 19 2014 - 5:41am by admin
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The billion the Pentagon doesn't need Shiite militias have engaged in vicious human rights abuses in recent months, from attacking a mosque to killing and torturing Sunni citizens to burning down entire Sunni...

Illogical Logic of Our Iraq Policy We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis." After opening...

In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines The mixed Arab and Kurdish city of Zumar in northern Iraq is a window into the fierce battles for territory between the Kurds and...

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 12:02am by admin
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Who Are We? Well, conversations here in Dubai, one of the great Arab/Muslim crossroads, make it clear that the rise of the Islamic State “caliphate” in Iraq and...

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 10:08pm by admin
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Why Sunnis Won't Fight ISIS According to NIQASH, a source at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said there have been secret negotiations between various Sunni Muslim armed factions, via Arab and Iraqi Kurdish intermediaries,...

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 10:08pm by admin
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Why Iraq's Sunni community is surrendering to ISIS Jalal al-Gaood, one of the tribal leaders the U.S. has been cultivating in hopes of rolling back extremists in Iraq, grimly describes...

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 10:08pm by admin
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— File photo by Reuters In certain parts of Iraq under siege by the Islamic State, the militias continued the fight even after US-led coalition air strikes shifted to other...

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 10:01pm by admin
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Islamic State Massacres Stir Unrest Among Iraq Sunni Tribes After a few months of calm ushered in by a truce between Iraq's Al Jubur tribe and Islamic State, came the curfew and the disappearances. The...

Iraq's Sunnis Won't Fight ISIS for US According to NIQASH, a source at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said there have been secret negotiations between various Sunni Muslim armed factions, via Arab and...