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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Child marriage law stokes fears of looming theocracy in Iraq

File - A banner in Baghdad supporting the legislation reads: "The Jaafari Personal Status Law saves my rights and my dignity."

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5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Iraqi cop sacrifices himself to save army recruits from suicide bomber

One Iraqi police officer is killed and two policemen are wounded Monday in a raid on a house where an insurgent linked to al Qaeda's was hiding in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra.

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9 hrs ago | WNED

Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison

Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Star

Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch

Iraqi Kurdish supporters of the Kurdistan Workers Party hold flags bearing portraits of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan during a demonstration in Arbil on April 12, 2014 against the decision by Kurdish authorities to dig a trench along the border with neighboring Syria.

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The Daily Star

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits

An Iraqi woman walks past destruction in the street following an explosion the previous day in Baghdad's northern Shiite-majority district of Sadr City on April 17, 2014.

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Canadian Business Magazine

In Iraq shootings, gov't says its case against a former Blackwater guard is in jeopardy

The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.

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AlertNet

Islamist militants kill 30 in attacks around Iraq

Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed at least 30 people around Iraq on Thursday including 12 soldiers in an assault on a remote army base in the north, deepening insecurity with a national election just two weeks away.

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ABC News

Gunmen Attack Iraq Military Base, Kill 10 Soldiers

Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

In Iraq, More thant 12 Dead in Battles

Officials in Iraq said Thursday at least 12 soldiers have been killed and more than 10 wounded in an attack on a military base outside the northern city of Mosul.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

An army officer and a police officer say a suicide bomber first detonated his explosives-laden truck at the gates of the base outside the northern city of Mosul on Thursday morning.

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The Daily Star

Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 12 soldiers

MOSUL, Iraq: Militants armed with automatic weapons attacked a military position in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, police and a morgue employee said.

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The Miami Herald

Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

An army officer and a police officer say a suicide bomber first detonated his explosives-laden truck at the gates of the base outside the northern city of Mosul on Thursday morning.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Ron Prosor: The Middle East War on Christians

This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible's Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to the Holy Land.

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CNN

Nigerian military searches for girls abducted by Boko Haram

Nigeria's military combed the woods in search of more than 100 school girls who were abducted earlier this week by Boko Haram Islamists, authorities said Wednesday.

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Ghanamma.com

36 killed, 53 wounded in Iraq attacks

Thirty-six people were killed and 53 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medical sources said.

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Greenwich Citizen

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

This is a 2003 file image obtained by The Associated Press which shows an unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him in late 2003 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.

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The Miami Herald

Operation Comfort strives to help vets 'reinvent their dreams'

Wounded Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans Gabe Monreal, Yancy Baer and Chris Rosebrock set off March 31, 2014, from Da Nang, Vietnam on a six-day, 320-mile cycling trip to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return to Vietnam for the first time since the war, but cannot afford to make the trip.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, World News, Vietnam, Middle East, US Military, Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army, US Navy

Al Jazeera

Violence surges in Iraq's Anbar province

At least 18 people, including two soldiers, have been killed in separate attacks in Iraq's volatile western province of Anbar, medical and security officials have said, in a surge in violence before parliamentary elections.

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Le Monde diplomatique

Iraqis await elections with a heavy heart

National elections, barely two weeks away, are likely to reinforce Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's authoritarian grip on power in Baghdad and further marginalize any opposition.

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Drudge Retort

Blackwater Guards to Be Tried for Killing 14 Iraqis

One of the darkest episodes during the U.S. occupation of Iraq last decade is finally resulting in the prosecution of private American security guards who killed more than a dozen Iraqi civilians in a single incident.

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