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  1. French FM warns Middle East minorities could 'disappear entirely'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Daily Star

    Yazidi women look on at Al-Tun Kopri health center, located half way between the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk and Irbil, after they were released with around 200 mostly elderly members of Iraq's Yazidi minority near Kirkuk on January 17, 2015 after being held by ISIS for more than five months. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMID UNITED NATIONS: Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities under attack in the Middle East could "disappear entirely" unless the world takes action to protect them, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

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  2. Lawmakers come to blows in Iraqi Kurd parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Daily Star

    IRBIL: Lawmakers exchanged blows in the Iraqi Kurdish parliament during a debate Wednesday on extending the mandate of the autonomous region's president, Massoud Barzani, an official said. The tenure of Barzani, who has been Kurdistan's president for nearly a decade, has been a bone of contention for years in the region that touts itself as a democratic haven.

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  3. Ted Cruz Already Has An Endorsement From The Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Daily Caller

    A Kurdish media outlet led with Sen. Ted Cruz's desire to directly arm Kurdish forces against the Islamic State when announcing his presidential candidacy today. "Strong Supporter of Arming Kurds Enters US Presidential Race" read the headline from Kurdish media outlet, Rudaw English .

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  4. US trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continuesRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, with large-scale operations continuing to recapture territory from the Sunni militants. Hundreds of American advisers are working at the Camp Taji military base just north of Baghdad to train Iraqi forces on issues like weaponry and better coordination and integration of ground action with coalition airstrikes.

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  5. 15:04 Iraqis fight for areas captured by ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | AkiPress

    As the U.S. mission in Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, with large-scale operations continuing to recapture territory from the Sunni terrorists, TribLive News reports. Hundreds of American advisers are working at the Camp Taji military base just north of Baghdad to train Iraqi forces on issues such as weaponry and better coordination and integration of ground action with coalition airstrikes.

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  6. U.S. trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continuesIn this...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | TheCourier.com

    In this Saturday, March 21, 2015, a volunteer fighter with a Shiite militant group known as 'Jihad Brigades,' aims his weapon during clashes with Islamic State group militants, outside Tikrit, 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq.

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  7. Kurds commit to Turkish peace process as PKK leader announces...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | The Independent

    Above the jubilant cheers of the hundreds of thousands of Kurds celebrating the festival of Newroz, Kurdish new year, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party Abudallah Ocalan yesterday called for a definitive end to the "40-year-long armed struggle" against the Turkish state. As Mr Ocalan's statement was read to the huge rally, the sun broke through the clouds and the thudding rain eased: even the weather seemed to recognise a momentous occasion.

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  8. Sen. Rand Paul calls for Americans to boycott Saudi ArabiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | The Washington Post

    Sen. Rand Paul called for a boycott of Saudi Arabia on Saturday, saying Americans should shun the kingdom as it did the apartheid regime in South Africa. Paul's comments came as he intensified his attack against Hillary Rodham Clinton, again calling on her to return gifts given to her family foundation by foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia.

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  9. Sen. Rand Paul calls for a boycott of Saudi ArabiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Washington Post

    Sen. Rand Paul called for a boycott of Saudi Arabia on Saturday, saying the United States should shun the kingdom as it did the apartheid regime in South Africa. Paul's comments came as he intensified his attack against Hillary Rodham Clinton, again calling on her to return gifts given to her family foundation by foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia.

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  10. Why IS wants to expand into YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | BBC News

    The bombing of two mosques in Sanaa, which killed close to 140 people and injured 350, represents another stage in Yemen's spiralling violence. But the significance of the bombing, which was claimed by Islamic State militants, goes beyond the horrendous human loss.

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  11. Kurds targeted in Syria bombingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | BBC News

    More than 20 people have been killed in twin bomb attacks targeting Kurds marking Persian New Year, or Norouz, in north-eastern Syria, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one of the attacks was carried out by an Islamic State suicide bomber.

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  12. ISIS video purports to show Kurdish peshmerga beheadingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Daily Star

    Kurdish peshmerga forces walk as smoke rises behind them from clashes with ISIS militants in Wahda, south of the city of Kirkuk March 16, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer IRBIL: ISIS has published a video purporting to show the beheading of three Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq by militants who threatened to kill "dozens" more of those being held captive.

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  13. Armenia To Open Consulate In Irbil, IraqRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | Groong

    ARMENIA TO OPEN CONSULATE IN IRBIL, IRAQ The Daily Star, Lebanon March 19 2015 The Daily Star BEIRUT: The government of Armenia will open a consulate in Irbil, Iraq, the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government, it was announced Wednesday. The KRG website said Yerevan's special envoy to Iraq, Levon Sargsyan, discussed the move with Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of the regional government.

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  14. IS Video Allegedly Shows 3 Kurdish Fighters BeheadedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Voice of America

    The Islamic State group has released a new online video purporting to show the beheadings of three Kurdish peshmerga fighters, with a warning that it will execute "dozens more" prisoners unless the Kurds halt their bombing attacks against the extremists. FILE - A masked militant brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video.

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  15. IS May Have Committed Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide, UN Report FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Weekday Magazine

    Iraqi Yazidis wait for medical assistance from doctors at Al-Tun Kopri health center, located halfway between the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk and Irbil, in January. The Islamic State group has committed widespread abuses in Iraq and may be guilty of crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes, a new report by the United Nations Human Rights Office has found.

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  16. All's good: Iraq to make budget payments to KurdistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Al Bawaba

    Iraq's government will make a budget payment to Kurdish authorities "within days," the finance minister said, playing down concerns that an oil export deal that helped thaw bilateral relations could collapse. Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters in an interview Wednesday the delay in what is meant to be a monthly transfer of over $1 billion from Baghdad in exchange for oil from the semi-autonomous region was due to a fiscal crisis rather than political factors.

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  17. Forgiving ISIS: Christian 'Resistance' Videos Go Viral in Arab WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Christianity Today

    "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy,'" she read from Matthew 5. "But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Ghalab spoke at a seminar last week sponsored by the Egyptian Family House, an official initiative promoting national unity between Muslims and Christians.

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  18. Forgiving ISIS: Christian - Resistance' Videos Go Viral in Arab...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Christianity Today

    "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy,'" she read from Matthew 5. "But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Ghalab spoke at a seminar last week sponsored by the Egyptian Family House, an official initiative promoting national unity between Muslims and Christians.

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  19. Kurds probe 2 possible Islamic State chemical weapon attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Erie Times News

    A young volunteer militiaman passes under the Quran, the Muslim holy book, as a Shiite cleric blesses him before going to the battlefield against Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, 130 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 15, 2015. The Associated Press IRBIL, Iraq "' Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold.

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  20. Salary raises for elected officials approved by panelRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | NWAonline

    ... believed that the "vast majority of people not commenting are reasonably comfortable and satisfied with this." IRBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top ...

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