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  1. Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Groong

    Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country PATRICK COCKBURN Sunday 23 November 2014 World View: After 2,000 years, a community will try anything - including pretending to convert to Islam - to avoid losing everything Two years ago Jalal Yako, a Syriac Catholic priest, returned to his home town of Qaraqosh to persuade members of his community to stay in Iraq and not to emigrate because of the violence directed against them.

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  2. Modern exodus: How ISIL is erasing Christians in the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2014 | Al Bawaba

    Two years ago Jalal Yako , a Syriac Catholic priest, returned to his home town of Qaraqosh to persuade members of his community to stay in Iraq and not to emigrate because of the violence directed against them. "I was in Italy for 18 years, and when I came back here my mission was to get Christians to stay here," he says.

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  3. US, Turkey discuss boosting Syrian oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Age

    Stating case: Turkish women in Ankara march against violence, discrimination and the Islamic State militants active in neighbouring Syria and Iraq. Istanbul: United States Vice-President Joe Biden has assured Turkey the US planned to strengthen Syrian rebels and ensure a political transition away from the Assad regime, but he stopped short of committing to the regime change demanded by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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  4. Biden, fence-mending in Turkey, commits to a transition' in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Vice President Joe Biden assured Turkey on Saturday that the U.S. plans to strengthen Syrian rebels and ensure a political transition "away from the Assad regime," but he stopped short of committing to the regime change in Damascus demanded by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On a fence-mending trip to a critical but reluctant ally in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic extremists, Biden appeared to edge slightly closer to Turkey's position, but not enough to clarify the central ambiguity in U.S. policy.

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  5. Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Independent

    World View: After 2,000 years, a community will try anything - including pretending to convert to Islam - to avoid losing everything Two years ago Jalal Yako, a Syriac Catholic priest, returned to his home town of Qaraqosh to persuade members of his community to stay in Iraq and not to emigrate because of the violence directed against them. "I was in Italy for 18 years, and when I came back here my mission was to get Christians to stay here," he says.

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  6. Biden Calls On Nations To Focus On Energy SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Weekday Magazine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will also be meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul to discuss the conflict in Syria and Iraq. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said Europe should continue to diversify its energy supplies to reduce dependence on Russia.

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  7. A breakdown of all the weapons the U.S. wants to give IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | The Washington Post

    Kurdish peshmerga fighters take part in weapons training in the grounds of their camp in Irbil, Iraq, on Nov. 3. The Pentagon wants $1.6 billion to train and equip Iraqi forces, including the peshmerga, in fiscal 2015, according to a new Defense Department report. Top U.S. officials said earlier this month that they would ask Congress to spend $1.6 billion in fiscal 2015 to help equip security forces across Iraq, as the country continues to grapple with how to expel Islamic State militants from cities and towns in controls.

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  8. UN airlifts winter aid to desperate IraqisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | The Daily Star

    Displaced Iraqis wait for relief aid at a mosque on the outskirts of Irbil, northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. GENEVA: The U.N. said Friday it had begun airlifting tent isolation kits into Iraq to help some of the around two million people displaced in the conflict-torn country get through the harsh winter.

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  9. Irbil On Edge After Suicide AttackRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    The Kurdish capital in northern Iraq is bracing for more violence, after a suicide car bombing killed at least six people yesterday. The Kurds are leading the fight against ISIS in the region after the Sunni-led militant group took control of large parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria earlier this year.

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  10. House GOP leader pushes for U.S. arms to go directly to Iraqi Kurds fighting ISISRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Washington Times

    A key House Republican is pushing the Obama administration to expand U.S. military support to Kurdish peshmerga fighters in the battle against the Islamic State, calling for Washington to begin channeling heavy weaponry directly Iraq 's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government. Rep. Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, introduced legislation Thursday that would give the White House "temporary" authority to ship American "anti-tank and anti-armor weapons, armored vehicles, long-range artillery" and other equipment directly to the Kurds.

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  11. Iraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Arizona's attorney general is suing General Motors and seeking potentially billions of dollars in fines against the auto giant for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks that had safety defects it... Arizona's attorney general is suing General Motors and seeking potentially billions of dollars in fines against the auto giant for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks that had safety defects it didn't... Former coal company chief executive Don Blankenship has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in the deadliest U.S. coal mine accident in four decades. Former coal company chief executive Don Blankenship has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in the deadliest U.S. coal mine accident in four decades.

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  12. Approach ISIS tweets with cautionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Columbia Journalism Review

    When it seized huge parts of Syria and Iraq this year, the self-proclaimed Islamic State - and the geopolitical chaos surrounding it - became one of the biggest news stories on the planet. But journalists have little means of directly reporting on the group, its activities on the ground, or the havoc it has sown in the region.

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  13. New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Daily Republic

    Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer. The operation came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said details haven't been finalized for a deal that would have his country train rebels to battle IS in Syria, where the militants also hold territory A U.S.-led coalition is targeting IS from the sky in Iraq and Syria, supporting Western-backed Syrian rebels, Kurdish fighters and the Iraqi military on the ground.

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  14. Children's art in Iraqi KurdistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Newsday

    Children displaced by conflict in Iraq are finding expression in eye-catching street art, as part of a project promoted by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection , and backed by the UN children's charity Unicef. Painting Outside the Lines, run by the AptArt organisation and Acted relief agency, reveals the young artists' hope for the future, despite the adversity they face.

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  15. Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Stars and Stripes

    A destroyed car sits next to a mural painted blast wall after a suicide car bomb outside the gate of the governor's office in Irbil, Iraq, killed at least six people on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the first major attack on the Kurdish capital since the start of the war with the Islamic State. BEIRUT - A suicide car bombing stunned the normally secure northern Iraqi city of Irbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, while Kurdish and Iraqi government forces mounted a new offensive against Islamic State militants.

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  16. Baghdad sends $500M to Kurds in budget dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Daily Star

    This handout photo provided the U.S. Department of Defense shows U.S. chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday.

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  17. New Kurdish peshmerga offensive targets ISIS in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Daily Star

    Kurdish security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region ,November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari BAGHDAD: Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Wednesday launched a new offensive targeting ISIS in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer, as a car bomb killed five people in Irbil.

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  18. Suicide bomber hits Iraq Kurdish city, 4 killed-Image1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    A suicide car bomber struck in the heart of the northern Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least four people, a spokesman said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the midday attack near the ancient citadel in Irbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, though it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.

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  19. The war on bulldozers: U.S. airstrikes pound militant construction equipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Washington Post

    An explosion erupts after an apparent airstrike carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group near Kobane, Syria, on Oct. 23. U.S. military officials said Wednesday that they had launched 30 new airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in the last three days, including one against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan Group. But some of the strikes against the Islamic State illustrated another trend: the U.S. is attacking an array of construction equipment controlled by militants, including bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks.

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  20. Armed people, believed to be Kurdish fighters, stand behind a wall,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | CTV

    Armed people, believed to be Kurdish fighters, stand behind a wall, bottom centre-left, as smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following airstrikes by the U.S. led coalition, seen from a hilltop outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. BAGHDAD -- Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting the Islamic State group in areas of Iraq that the extremists had captured this past summer.

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