Iraq Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Akshay Kumar learns Arabic for his next project AirliftRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | India.com

    ... origin who goes on to strategise and execute the evacuation of Indians trapped in the Gulf-nation after neighbor ing Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, declared war in the early 90s. Nimrat says that working with Akshay was being very comfortable even ...

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  2. Two suspects ISIS fighters arrested in south LebanonRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Iraqi government forces celebrate while holding a captured ISIS flag after they said they regained control of Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. BEIRUT: General Security arrested two Syrians in south Lebanon with alleged affiliations to ISIS, the state-run National News Agency said.

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  3. Double bombing kills 9 people in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    " Authorities in Iraq say back-to-back car bombs targeting a market have killed nine people in a town northeast of Baghdad. Police officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when the first bomb exploded near a busy market in the town of Balad Ruz.

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  4. Twin bombing targets marketplace in Iraq's eastRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    ... 30 were wounded. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media. Iraq sees near-daily attacks that are often claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, which seized about a ...

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  5. UN condemns Iraqi heritage destruction by ISRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    The UN Security Council has condemned the destruction of religious and cultural artifacts and burning of rare manuscripts by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq's Mosul city. In a statement issued Friday, the Council slammed the ongoing barbaric terrorist acts in Iraq by the IS and reiterated its condemnation of the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria, including targeted destruction of religious sites and objects, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  6. Daesh attacks Samarra as Iraqi forces prepare counter-offensiveRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Suicide bombers and fighters of the Islamic State attacked targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where the army has been preparing a joint offensive with Shiite militias against the radical militants. Security sources and residents said the attack on Samarra was launched at 5:30 am when two Daesh suicide bombers blew up their cars in the northern neighborhood of Sur Shnas.

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  7. Can Christianity survive in the Middle East?Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | CNN

    ... 262 Christians captured by ISIS in Syria , one of several horrors faced by Christians in that nation and neighboring Iraq. They're not just feeling the heat from Islamic extremists: Just this week, police in Jerusalem said they suspected radical ...

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  8. Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensiveRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their Shi'ite militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the radical militants. Security sources and residents said the attack on Samarra was launched at 5.30 am when two Islamic State suicide bombers blew up their cars in the northern area of Sur Shnas.

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  9. Australia may join New Zealand's Iraq training missionRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Australia is considering joining New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help counter the Islamic State militant group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday. Iraqi volunteer soldiers march after graduating from a training camp in the central city of Kufa on September 1, 2014 New Zealand announced Tuesday it will send troops to Iraq on a "behind-the-wire" non-combat mission to boost the local military's ability to fight the jihadists.

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  10. Assyrians In California To Pray For Those Kidnapped, Threatened By ISISRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Groong

    ... is dire is an understatement, Bet Rasho and others said. Assyrians are the indigenous people of Mesopotamia, presently Iraq, where the last and largest concentration of Aramaic-speaking people in the world have lived for thousands of years. But ...

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  11. For Modern-Day Assyrians Their Present Is Under Attack From Isis, As Is Their PastRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Groong

    ... On top of the kidnappings, yesterday footage emerged of Isis men smashing up Assyrian artefacts in Mosul, northern Iraq, the biblical Nineveh. Some of these items date back as far as the 8th century BC, before archaic Greece had entered its ...

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  12. The Long Read: Forget Lawrence Of Arabia, Here's The Real History Of The Middle East And World War 1Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Groong

    ... this view, including most recently the distinguished Iraqi historian Ali Allawi in his 2014 biography Faisal I of Iraq. This Eurocentric approach to the war in the Middle East tends to be parochial to the point of one-sided, a narrow perspective ...

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  13. UNSC condemns ISIS's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned what it described as the latest "barbaric terrorist acts" in Iraq by ISIS militants, including the destruction of priceless religious and cultural artifacts. A video published by ISIS on Thursday showed men attacking ancient Assyrian statues and sculptures, some of them identified as antiquities from the 7th century BC, with sledgehammers and drills, saying they were symbols of idolatry.

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  14. From the Left: Eugene Robinson - Make the deal with IranRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... as having greatly expanded its power and influence over the past decade. Iran is effectively the patron of regimes in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and - with the recent coup by the Houthis - now Yemen. This is more than a contest over status as a regional ...

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  15. Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq - Sat, 28 Feb 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

    ... northeastern Hassakeh province is strategically important because it links territory controlled by IS in Syria and Iraq. The province, which borders Turkey and Iraq, is predominantly Kurdish but also has populations of Arabs and predominantly ...

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  16. Assyrians in San Jose hold prayer vigil for embattled countrymen in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com

    ... leaders said 287 people had been taken captive, including 30 children and several dozen women. Namato, born in Kirkuk, Iraq, has led the San Jose congregation for six years. He said its more than 500 families are part of a larger Assyrian community ...

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  17. US intelligence official: Turkey not invested in fight against DaeshRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said Thursday. "Public opinion polls show in Turkey they don't see ISIL as a primary threat," Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee, using an alternative acronym for ISIS.

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  18. Egypt goes to war on ISIS, masses troops against Islamist Libyan stronghold at DarnahRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Debka

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi has deployed his troops for all-out war on ISIS strongholds in Libya, the first Arab ruler to challenge the Islamists in a fellow Arab country, His intiative dramatizes the spillover of the Islamist State's threat across the Middle East, and the fading impetus of the US-led coalition effort to reverse Islamic State gains in Iraq and Syria. Our Washington sources report that the Obama administration's planned spring campaign to free Iraqi Mosul from the Islamic State's occupation is stuck in the sand.

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  19. UN Security Council strongly condemns heritage destruction by IS in IraqRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the destruction of religious and cultural artifacts and burning of rare manuscripts by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq city of Mosul. In a statement issued here to the press, the Council slammed the ongoing barbaric terrorist acts in Iraq by IS and reiterated its condemnation of the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria, including targeted destruction of religious sites and objects.

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  20. Veterans series starts MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Times Observer

    ... From places no one in America previously knew such as Inchon in Korea, Khe Sahn and Hue in Vietnam to Fallujah in Iraq and Kandahar in Afghanistan, the same traits displayed by the World War II generation selfless dedication, commitment, willingness ...

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