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  1. Small tax on billionaire boom could slow rising inequality - OxfamRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | AlertNet

    Students attend class on the first day of the new school term at a primary school in Baghdad, Iraq, October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad LONDON, Oct 30 - A small tax on billionaires, whose number has doubled in recent years, would raise enough to ensure an education for every child in the world and slow the rise in inequality, a report published on Wednesday said.

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  2. Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

    ... government agreed to let the fighters cross through its territory. But it only is allowing the peshmerga forces from Iraq, with whom it has a good relationship, and not those from the PKK. A separate Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga convoy of Toyota Land ...

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  3. Displaced Christians in Kurdistan - 'Their tears have run dry'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

    Erbil, Iraq, Oct 30, 2014 / 04:47 am .- Christians who were forced from their homes in northern Iraq by the Islamic State this summer are a people whose soul is being destroyed, said a priest who visited Kurdish Iraq, where many have taken refuge. "Without question, we are talking about genocide here.

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  4. In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foeRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... Like many Iraqis, Karar believes the will and determination to hold off Islamic State advances will not come from Iraq's weak and fractured army. Instead, Iraq's most effective fighting forces may be the highly motivated Shiite militias that have ...

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  5. The Iraqi Kurdish QuestionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CFR.org

    A recent war of words between Turkish officials and Iraq's Kurds has revived concerns of a cross-border conflict in northern Iraq, the most peaceful part of the country. The head of Turkey's military recently threatened an invasion of the region to clear it of pro-independence Kurdish rebels who are offered sanctuary by the local government.

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  6. Democrats, Republicans, and Political Fault Lines on IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CFR.org

    Democratic and Republican lawmakers have waged a partisan struggle over Iraq for most of 2007. But debate within each party has at times been similarly intense.

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  7. A National ID Program for Iraq?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CFR.org

    ... and writer on Iraqi military issues, says 'the lack of a biometric ID card [is] the greatest technical failure of the Iraq war.' In the United States, he says, police carry handheld devices that send fingerprints over radio and allows them to get ...

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  8. Economic Doldrums in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CFR.org

    Iraq's lackluster economic development and rampant unemployment help contribute to its high levels of violence. With few jobs created since 2003, experts say Iraq's younger populations are easily recruited by militant groups to take up arms.

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  9. Iraq Security StatisticsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CFR.org

    The aim of President Bush's 'New Way Forward,' announced in January 2007, was to improve security in the Iraqi capital and foster an environment for national reconciliation. In announcing the deployment of thirty thousand additional troops to Iraq, Bush predicted, 'daily life will improve, Iraqis will gain confidence in their leaders, and the government will have the breathing space it needs to make progress in other critical areas.'

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  10. Turkey at an Energy CrossroadsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | CFR.org

    ... line by 2012. Like the BTC oil pipeline, the line bypasses Russia. Kirkuk-Ceyhan: This 600-mile pipeline links northern Iraq with the Turkish port of Ceyhan. Two parallel lines have a combined capacity of roughly 1.6 million barrels a day, but a ...

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  11. With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing CriticismRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | WGBH

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been on the defensive recently about the strategy to take on the Islamic State. American warplanes have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, but militant fighters are still on the move.

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  12. 'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISISRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | 12NewsNow.Com

    Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August, and her world collapsed.

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  13. IS militants release 25 kidnapped schoolchildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | ABC News

    ... release comes on the same day IS fighters executed more than 40 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said. IS has overrun large areas of Anbar, and the killings are likely aimed at discouraging resistance ...

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  14. ISIS militants shoot 30 men to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo, Iraqi army soldiers aim their weapons on the front line with al-Qaida-breakaway Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq. Jurf al-Sakhar is part of a predominantly Sunni ribbon of territory that runs just south of Baghdad and lies on a road usually taken by Shiite pilgrims to the holy Shiite city of Karbala further south.

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  15. Troops offered checks over chemical agentsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    The Pentagon will offer medical examinations and long-term health monitoring to service members and veterans who were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, the Army and Navy said in separate statements this week, as part of a review of how the military handled encounters with thousands of abandoned chemical munitions during the U.S. occupation. The review was ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents were treated by the military's medical and awards systems.

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  16. adam_taylorRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    While it's tempting to imagine them as a disorganized horde, the reality of the Islamic State -- the extremist Islamist group who have taken over vast swathes of Syria and Iraq -- is that the sheer scale of their military operations, not to mention their Caliphate ambitions, are not possible without some kind of organized leadership structure. In a new report on Islamic State, the Soufan Group has broken down graphically what we know about ISIS's leadership structure.

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  17. Africa: Is Isis Allied to African Jihadi Groups?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    In August 2014, Africa's spy chiefs met in Nairobi as part of the African Union's Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa . They expressed deep concern about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and the likelihood that the radical outfit might influence the continent's own jihadi groups.

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  18. Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June. Human Rights Watch said Thursday that some 600 male Shiite inmates from Badoosh prison outside Mosul were forced to kneel along the edge of a nearby ravine and shot with automatic weapons.

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  19. Peshmerga troops, en route to fight Islamic militants in Syria, cheered by Kurds in T...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    ... Kurds have begged the international community for heavy weapons - like the ones delivered by the U.S. and its allies to Iraq's Kurds - to bolster the outgunned defenders of Kobani. Earlier this month, the U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and other ...

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  20. Kuwait plays gracious but uneasy host as Canadian jets join anti-ISIL campaignRead the original story

    Yesterday | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    Canadian warplanes have taken up position in Kuwait, a country straining in its own way to hold back the tide of Islamic extremism from its borders. The CF-18 jet fighters and CP-140 Aurora surveillance planes are expected to join a U.S.-led coalition's bombing campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant within days.

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