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  1. The Looming Battle for MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    Historian Christopher Dietrich on the 100-year-long history of American torture; Jeffrey St. Clair on the implications of giving impunity to the CIA's torturers; Chris Floyd on how the US has exported torture to its client states around the world. David Macaray on the Paradoxes of Police Unions; Louis Proyect on Slave Rebellions in the Open Seas; Paul Krassner on the Perils of Political Cartooning; Martha Rosenberg on the dangers of Livestock Shot-up with Antibiotics; and Lee Ballinger on Elvis, Race and the Poor South.

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  2. Ap Photos: Editor selections from the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Across the Middle East this week, the extremist Islamic State group that holds a third of both Iraq and Syria destroyed ancient artifacts and kidnapped more than 200 Christians. The militants used sledgehammers and drills to smash ancient Mesopotamian statues and other artifacts in the Iraqi city of Mosul, including a winged-bull that dated to the 7th century B.C. The destruction, documented in a video posted online, is part of a wider campaign by the extremists to eliminate anything that they view as heretical.

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  3. War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Independent

    As many as one million people could flee Mosul in northern Iraq if the Iraqi army, backed by US air strikes, seeks to recapture the city later this year, aid agencies have told The Independent on Sunday . And those agencies are preparing by building up stocks of food at sites around Mosul to feed those forced into a mass exodus.

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  4. ISIS threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Daily Star

    IRBIL, Iraq: In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell.

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  5. Meet the Kurdish gunsmith repairing weapons by hand to keep soldiers armed against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | National Post

    In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell.

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  6. 10 Things to Know for TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Monterey County Herald

    Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured by federal police, according to a Mexican official. Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress next week is overshadowed by a battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home.

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  7. Mosul, Iraq, museum targetedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | CNN

    UNESCO chief: "This attack is far more than a cultural tragedy -- this is also a security issue as it fuels sectarianism" An unnamed militant offers the following explanation: "These antiquities and idols behind me were from people in past centuries and were worshiped instead of God. "When God Almighty orders us to destroy these statues, idols and antiquities, we must do it, even if they're worth billions of dollars," he says.

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  8. 10 Things to Know for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Log Cabin Democrat

    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured by federal police, according to a Mexican official. Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress next week is overshadowed by a battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home.

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  9. Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Deseret News

    ... in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell. IRBIL, Iraq - In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, ...

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  10. 10 things to know on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Gaston Gazette

    Numerous House Republicans believe it's preferable to have a partial government shutdown if that's the cost of undoing a White House immigration policy. Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress next week is overshadowed by a battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home. 4 comments

  11. 10 for Today: Friday, Feb. 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    CLOCK IS TICKING: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to reporters about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, Thursday, Feb. 26, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House voted last month to end Homeland Security funding on Saturday unless Obama reverses his order to protect millions of immigrants from possible deportation.

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  12. Video shows ISIS militants destroying antiquities in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    They take sledgehammers to statues with an uncommon gusto -- destroying in seconds what may have survived centuries. New video released by ISIS shows militants smashing what they say are antiquities at a museum in Mosul, Iraq.

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  13. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... shop, in Irbil, northern Iraq. Sadr-Aldeen, an Iraqi Kurd, has seen his business shoot up by 50 percent ... IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, ...

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  14. Freelancers, emigres fuel emerging private war in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Daily Star

    IRBIL, Iraq: After fighting with rebels in Libya and Syria, Matthew Van Dyke has rolled up in northern Iraq, but the celebrity American revolutionary-cum-filmmaker has traded his fatigues for a three-piece suit. Van Dyke, who rose to fame as a foreign fighter backing Libyan rebels against Moammar Gadhafi, has just finished leading his new military contracting firm through its first assignment - training Christian volunteers to take on jihadis.

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  15. Kurds blocking return of Arabs to disputed Iraq areas: watchdogRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Daily Star

    BAGHDAD: Kurdish forces have prevented displaced Arabs from returning to disputed areas of Iraq that Kurdish leaders want to incorporate in their autonomous region over Baghdad's objections, a report said Thursday. Human Rights Watch warned the Kurdistan regional government against meting out "collective punishment of entire Arab communities" for ISIS' attacks.

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  16. Report: Kurds Prevent Arabs From Returning To Disputed Iraq AreasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Weekday Magazine

    Human Rights Watch says Kurdish forces have confined thousands of Arabs in "security zones" in areas of northern Iraq that they have captured since August from Islamic State militants. In a report on February 26, the New York-based group said Kurdish forces have barred Arabs displaced by fighting from returning to their homes in portions of Nineveh and Irbil Governorates.

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  17. Mideast's biggest airline Emirates to resume Baghdad flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Newsday

    The Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said on Tuesday that it plans to resume flights to Baghdad after halting them last month when an incoming passenger plane came under fire. The carrier said it expects to restart passenger flights to the Iraqi capital six times a week on March 1. Emirates and several other regional airlines stopped flights to Baghdad after a flight operated by discount carrier FlyDubai was struck by gunfire as it came in to land.

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  18. At Kurdish front-line outpost, skepticism abounds about assault on MosulRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Stars and Stripes

    Major Deliar Shouki, the commander of a string of Kurdish fire bases less than 20 miles from Mosul, admitted he was skeptical when he'd heard the news last week that a U.S. official had told Pentagon reporters that 25,000 Iraqi troops would attack the Islamic State-held city perhaps as soon as April. "There really is no Iraqi army, so I don't know where they get the idea that they can train 25,000 soldiers in two months to fight house to house in Mosul," he said on Friday as he gave a visiting journalist a tour of his men's positions on the outskirts of the tiny hamlet of Sultan Abdullah, which lies about midway between Mosul and the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

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  19. Emirates airline to resume Baghdad flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates a The Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said on Tuesday that it plans to resume flights to Baghdad after halting them last month when an incoming passenger plane came under fire. The carrier said it expects to restart passenger flights to the Iraqi capital six times a week on March 1. Emirates and several other regional airlines stopped flights to Baghdad after a flight operated by discount carrier FlyDubai was struck by gunfire as it came in to land.

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  20. The criticism of the administration continues to grow and Psaki gets bitchyRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Common Ills

    Supposedly, the US will launch or back an attempt to retake Mosul from the Islamic State -- either in March or April or May The Islamic State has had control of the city in northern Iraq since June. Wafiq al-Samarrai questions both the proposed attempt and it's timetable which the US government has labeled "imminent."

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