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  1. Iraqi Leader's Security Team Shows Him Boxed in by Nation's Sectarian FeudsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Bloomberg

    A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, Iraq, on Sept. 11, 2014. Close

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  2. Why arming the Kurds is the only option - even for anti-war progressives in the westRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | New Statesman

    People watch from the Turkish-Syria border as Kurdish fighters in the city of Kobani fight Islamic State militants. Photo: Getty Quiz question: who said that the west must "strengthen the Kurdish fighters, who are doing a good job of fighting Isil"? Was it: a) US senator John McCain, b) former prime minister Tony Blair, or c) Respect MP, George Galloway? Yep, you guessed right.

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  3. New Market Research Report: Turkey Oil & Gas Report Q4 2014Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

    Phase II of Shah Deniz and t he decision to proceed with the TAP and TANAP natural gas pipelines will cement Turkey's position as a critical transit country , and also secure 6bcm of new supplies for Turkey's domestic market. There is upside potential to domestic energy production from the Black Sea and unconventional development s , although it remains too early for either to be factored into our forecasts.

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  4. Kobane Explained: What's So Special About It?Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Groong

    KOBANE EXPLAINED: WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT? Al Jazeera - English October 21, 2014 Tuesday 11:55 AM GMT by Tanya Goudsouzian Syrian town grabs all the headlines in fight against ISIL - but does it really matter? Over the past few weeks, a rural town on the Syrian-Turkish frontier has taken centre stage in the US-led war on ISIL. The Kurdish-majority town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobane, was, like most of the Syrian countryside, unknown to the outside world until it came under siege on September 16. Ironically, it is now being described as the most decisive battle in the US-led campaign against ISIL's region-wide ambitions - now that few discuss the fall of Mosul in Iraq.

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  5. No Friends But The Mountains: ISIS And The Kurdish StruggleRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Groong

    NO FRIENDS BUT THE MOUNTAINS: ISIS AND THE KURDISH STRUGGLE By Garen Chiloyan on October 22, 2014 in Featured, Headline, Opinion Special for the Armenian Weekly On June 6, ISIS forces captured the Iraqi city of Mosul. The Islamist forces, outnumbered 15 to 1, overran the city, forcing Iraqi national army soldiers to abandon their weapons and flee.

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  6. Obama's Dumb WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Gilmer Mirror

    If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: " dumb ." Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq - and in fact has outdone his predecessors by spreading the war to Islamic State targets in Syria as well.

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  7. Oil and Terror: ISIS and Middle East EconomiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Investopedia

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has made headlines with audacious land grab and terror tactics. But what will be the economic impact on the economies of the Middle East? No discussion of the region's economic state is possible without also discussing oil.

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  8. Iraqi Forces Clash With ISIS Fighters West of BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    ... exploded outside the house of Iraqi Intelligence Service member Abdulemir Asgar Kamal, damaging buildings in Kirkuk, Iraq on Aug. 20, 2014. (Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) A Peshmerga fighter flashes the sign for victory on top of ...

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  9. Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AlertNet

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  10. Range Energy Resources Inc. (RGO) - Oil & Gas - Deals and Alliances...Read the original story

    Yesterday | PR-inside.com

    The company provides exploration of oil and gas resource properties. It owns interests in Khalakan Block in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

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  11. Seven Worst-Case ScenariosRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Outlook

    You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster - a friend crossing Death Valley with next to no gas in his car - and then add, "What could possibly go wrong?" Such is the Middle East today. The U.S. is again at war there, bombing freely across Iraq and Syria, advising here, droning there, coalition-building in the region to loop in a little more firepower from a collection of recalcitrant allies, and searching desperately for some non-American boots to put on the ground.

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  12. Islamic State advances against Yadizis on Iraq's Sinjar mountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | AlertNet

    A man from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits on the ground at Bajed Kadal refugee camp south west of Dohuk province August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal ARBIL/BAGHDAD Oct 21 - Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed.

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  13. To Fix Iraq: Administrative Federalism, not Tripartite DivisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Commentary Magazine

    Max Boot picks up on former Council on Foreign Relations boss Les Gelb's revival of Gelb's previous proposal to divide Iraq along ethnic and sectarian lines. Let there be no confusion: Gelb's idea is as bad an idea now as it was then.

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  14. ISIL attacks have a negative effect on energy projects: Turkish energy ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Trend

    Attacks committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant have had a negative effect on energy projects around Kirkuk and Mosul, but oil shipments from Iraq have experienced no problems so far, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has said Hurriyet Daily News reported "After the peshmerga [Kurdish forces of northern Iraq] retook control of some oil fields, oil shipments began to rise. Some 240,000 barrels of oil were shipped just yesterday, a dramatic rise from around 100,000 barrels before.

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  15. Iraq snapshotRead the original story

    Monday | The Common Ills

    Monday, October 20, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, the State Dept blows it again, Susan Rice is caught in another Sunday morning lie, for the second day in a row a suicide bomber detonates inside a Baghdad mosque, and much more.

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  16. The Artificial Boundary That Divides IraqRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    A family passes through Maktab Khaled in northern Iraq, the last Kurdish checkpoint before they make their way to Kirkuk. ISIS-controlled territory lies less than a mile away.

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  17. Armenians of Iraqi Kurdistan - Taking Up Arms Against the Ongoing ISIL ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Horizon

    They're all towns and villages in Iraqi Kurdistan where Armenians are living today. Most speak Kurdish, but they still adhere to Christianity.

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  18. Sunni Arabs feel sting of discrimination in northern IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Los Angeles Times

    A Kurdish peshmerga fighter stands guard near a bridge on the road between Irbil and Kirkuk in northern Iraq in late September. A Kurdish peshmerga fighter stands guard near a bridge on the road between Irbil and Kirkuk in northern Iraq in late September.

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  19. Iraq's oil is fueling the world's worst terrorist groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Al Bawaba

    On the road between Kirkuk and Erbil, which cuts across the fault-line between Iraq proper and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region , convoys of tanker trucks can be seen travelling northwards. When you ask where they are headed, local cafA owner Fahmi says "They are smuggling oil to Turkey."

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  20. Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 19 Outside Baghdad MosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Switched

    ... exploded outside the house of Iraqi Intelligence Service member Abdulemir Asgar Kamal, damaging buildings in Kirkuk, Iraq on Aug. 20, 2014. (Ali Mukarrem Garip/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) A Peshmerga fighter flashes the sign for victory on top of ...

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