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  1. Tikrit victory boosts Iraq fight to defeat Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Japan Times

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi tours the city of Tikrit after Iraq security forces regained control from Islamist State militants Wednesday. Iraqi troops and Shiite paramilitary fighters were battling Islamic State on Wednesday in northern Tikrit, which officials described as the Sunni Muslim militant group's last stronghold in the city.


  2. Islamic State seizes vast Damascus refugee campRead the original story

    19 min ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Fighters proclaiming allegiance to Islamic State seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus on Wednesday, a bid to capture the group's first major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power. Islamic State fighters already control swathes of eastern Syria and northern Iraq and are facing an international campaign of air strikes led by the United States.


  3. In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of CityRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | WGBH

    Driving from Baghdad north to Tikrit, we speed up a main road Wednesday through small towns that have been won back from the self-declared Islamic State, or ISIS. Some still have smoking buildings.


  4. Video: ISIS floating truce while Iraq Iran takes back TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Hot Air

    Tikrit had been one of ISIS' big victories until the last couple of weeks, when Iraqi forces - mainly consisting of Iranian militia under the command of Quds - finally drove them out. The US finally offered some air cover after the Iranian forces pulled back, but the overall effort pushed the terrorist army out of Saddam Hussein's home town, putting the Sunni city under the control of mainly Shi'ite forces.


  5. Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | The Star

    The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi walked triumphantly along a street in Tikrit, carrying an Iraqi flag and surrounded by jubilant forces.


  6. Don't make a bad Mideast situation worseRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Victorville Daily Press

    As gung-ho "experts" press President Obama to do this, that or the other in the Middle East, keep a simple rule in mind: Whatever the avid interventionists suggest probably won't work - and surely will have unintended consequences. Obama's overall policy toward the region has been modest, cautious, incremental and situational.


  7. The Recapture Of TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago |

    One month into the fight for control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says its security forces -- supported by Shi'ite paramilitary troops -- have finally driven Islamic State from the city center. One month ago a coalition of Iraqi troops and local militia headed toward the city of Tikrit .


  8. Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of TikritRead the original story

    52 min ago | WNYC-AM New York

    The Iraqi government says its security forces have retaken Tikrit from militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Recapturing the strategic city after a monthlong battle is considered a major setback for the jihadist group, also known as ISIS.


  9. War with Isis: Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but...Read the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | The Independent

    War with Isis: Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria's capital Baghdad celebrates its first real success against the jihadists, but fighters have taken over large parts of a refugee camp not far from the heart of Damascus Patrick Cockburn is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent. He was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year at the 2013 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.


  10. Glavin: On war and peace, there is nothing "progressive" about the NDPRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago |

    The Lower Mainland's newest online marketplace will open on Monday, April 28, when begins previewing a limited-time sale of everything from household goods to consumer electronics to cruises, travel, cars, gift cards and personal services. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


  11. Iraq: UN envoy welcomes armed forces victory against ISIL in TikritRead the original story

    1 hr ago | United Nations

    "It is a victory for all the Iraqi people, and the United Nations stands ready to assist the provincial and national authorities in responding to the needs of the thousands of displaced," Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, said in a press release issued earlier today. Amid ongoing fighting between Iraqi Government forces and ISIL and continuing sectarian tensions across society, the Middle Eastern country is facing a period of immense peace and security challenges.


  12. Iraqi Media Network Chooses Imagine Communications Solutions to Launch New HD Broadcast ChannelsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Freshnews

    Imagine Communications, a global leader in video infrastructure, advertising systems and workflow management solutions serving the media networks, broadcast stations, digital media, communication service provider and enterprise markets, today announced the implementation of a new master control system at the Iraqi Media Network , the national broadcaster in Iraq. The installation of channel playout and content management solutions allows IMN to deliver two new HD channels - Al Iraqiya News and Al Iraqiya Turkmen, a specialist service for the Turkmen community in Iraq - as well as boost workflow efficiency and productivity.


  13. Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's hometown continues. Mana Rabiee reports.


  14. Tang Dynasty envoy's sea voyages 6 centuries before Zheng He: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    The great maritime feats by Zheng He in the Ming Dynasty may have been achieved six centuries earlier by a diplomat of the Tang Dynasty, according to a recent TV program aired by China Shaanxi Broadcasting Corp. , Widely recognized as the greatest admiral of ancient China, Zheng is listed among the world's foremost pioneers in maritime history for the series of expeditions that saw Chinese ships sail to far-flung destinations including the coastal territories and islands in the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and beyond between 1405 and 1433.


  15. No Longer Over a Barrel:Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | BrothersJudd Blog

    Nasser set about exporting Egypt's revolution throughout the Middle East, sowing fear in the hearts of monarchs from Baghdad to Sana. In 1956, the kingdom of Jordan nearly fell to pro-Nasser forces.


  16. Iraq forces declare Tikrit 'victory'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BBC News

    Troops are still fighting to clear the last remaining IS holdout in the city, but Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was filmed raising an Iraqi flag there. It stalled for a time, but was given fresh momentum when the US-led coalition began air strikes last week.


  17. Jihadist Assassin says Goal of Tunisia Murders Was ChaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Voice of America

    The jihadist assassin of Tunisian secular party leader Mohamed Brahmi, who was shot dead in Tunis in 2013, says his murder and that of secular politician Chokri Belaid a few weeks earlier were designed to create chaos in the North African country. Abu Muqatil at-Tunusi's remarks in a propaganda interview in the latest issue of the Islamic State's English-language magazine Dabiq a lso cast light on the strategy behind the murderous assault on March 18 on a landmark museum in the Tunisian capital that killed 22 people, mostly foreign tourists.


  18. Islamic State's apparent expansion may be deceptiveRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    Islamic State fighters have made late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Ougadougou conference center in downtown Sirte, Libya, into their headquarters. This photos shows the Islamic State flag affixed to the center on March 11, 2015.


  19. Over 1,000 killed in Iraqi violence in March: UNRead the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    A total of 1,039 Iraqis were killed and 2,172 others injured in terrorist attacks and violence in March in Iraq, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq . The statement said 729 civilians, including 42 policemen, and 268 Iraqi security forces personnel were killed, while 1,785 other civilians, including 98 policemen, and 387 security members were wounded, Xinhua reported citing the UNAMI statement.


  20. Iraq Declares 'Magnificent Victory' Over ISIS Fighters In TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CBS Local

    Iraqi security forces hold up an ISIS flag as they celebrate victory over Islamic militants in Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit. TIKRIT, Iraq - Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.