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  1. US, Israel behind treacherous Iraq disintegration plot: Iran official

    Presstv.com - Media 10.07 / 15:28 presstv.com
    The chairman of Iran's Expediency Council says the US and Israeli regime are the architects of a 'dangerous' plot to partition the countries in the…
  2. Iraq's ex-President Talabani buried in Kurdish region

    Wgmd.com -  Delmarva 10.07 / 07:27 wgmd.com
    BAGHDAD –  Thousands of Iraqi Kurdish mourners, Iraqi officials and world dignitaries attended the funeral of Jalal Talabani, the country’s first president in a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq and once a symbol of national unity. Talabani was laid to rest Friday in Sulaimaniyah, the second-largest city in Iraq’s Kurdish region, after his casket — draped in…
  3. Turkish FM: 'Barzani is risking the future of the Kurds in Iraq'

    France24.com -Middle Easte 10.07 / 05:20 www.france24.com
    In an interview with FRANCE 24, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the Kurdish authorities' decision to hold a referendum on independence was a "grave mistake" that will hurt the interests of the Kurds. He said Ankara was ready to seriously consider shutting the border and the oil pipeline to Iraqi Kurdistan. He added that Turkey believes the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad helped to engineer the referendum, but said this wouldn't hurt the rapprochement between Turkey and Isr…
  4. Iraq says it has retaken Islamic State's last urban stronghold in the country

    LATimes-MiddlEeast 10.07 / 05:20 latimes.com
    The Iraqi government said Thursday that its forces have recaptured the northern town of Hawija from the Islamic State extremist group, stripping the militants of their last urban stronghold in the country and leaving them concentrated in a stretch of desert outposts along the western border…
  5. Kurdistan Independence Referendum: Fuse for Iraq War 4.0, and What Might Have Been

    Wemeantwell.com - World 10.07 / 05:10 wemeantwell.com
    It was all a terrible, terrible waste. There were plenty of worthy markers along the way, but history loves a signature event, so let it be September 25, 2017, the day of the Kurdish independence referendum. That overwhelmingly “yes” vote to someday, somehow break away from Iraq will be followed by parliamentary and presidential elections…
  6. Lawyer accuses UN of squandering US aid meant for rebuilding Christian, Yazidi areas in Iraq

    Christiantimes.com - Religion 10.07 / 04:04 christiantimes.com
    A lawyer representing the Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil has accused the United Nations and the U.S. State Department of squandering money that was supposed to be used to rebuild Christian and Yazidi communities in…
  7. Is This the End for Iraq's Dwindling Christian Population?

    Aina.org - Technology 10.07 / 03:06 aina.org
    Just when a glimmer of hope was beginning to emerge for the battered and bruised Christians of Iraq who have suffered so much over the past three years, a new crisis has…
  8. Iran FM urges maintenance of Iraq territorial integrity, unity

    Presstv.com - Media 10.06 / 17:31 presstv.com
    The Iranian foreign minister says Iraq’s national unity and territorial integrity must be p…
  9. Assyrian Organizations in Iraq Voice "frustration" Over UN Reconstruction

    Aina.org - Technology 10.06 / 17:14 aina.org
    Weeds and bushes have taken over the yard of a school that was supposedly rebuilt by the UN in the Assyrian town of Teleskof, Iraq. Rasche reported that during the weekend, members of the Christian community in Iraq had been working to clear the building in time for the school opening on Monday…
  10. Congressman Says Inaction on Aid to Those Suffering in Iraq Unconscionable

    Aina.org - Technology 10.06 / 17:14 aina.org
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, blasted unnamed "career staff" at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development for inaction that he said will lead to further genocide of Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in Iraq at the hands of Islamic State…
  11. Iraq PM Calls on Peshmerga to Operate Under His Command

    Aina.org - Technology 10.06 / 17:14 aina.org
    Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi prime minister and commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, has called on Kurdish Peshmerga forces to operate under his…
  12. Washington condemns Kurdish referendum as Iraq mobilizes its army

    Wsws.org - Middle Easte 10.06 / 17:06 wsws.org
    Washington has long promoted the KRG, but views its current independence bid as an obstacle to US plans to escalate military-strategic confrontation with…
  13. Oil slides as boost from demand, Iraq tension seen as temporary

    Worldoil.com - Iraq 10.06 / 17:04 worldoil.com
    Oil slid in New York after its biggest monthly gain in more than a year as the boost from seasonal demand and political tensions in Iraq was expected to…
  14. Sam Smith Releases New Gospel Single, “Pray,” Inspired By Trip To Iraq

    Newnownext.com - Lifestyle 10.06 / 15:24 newnownext.com
    "I’m starting to open my eyes to what is going on in the rest of the world—and that it’s not always prett…
  15. Assessing the ACLU Habeas Petition on Behalf of the Unnamed US Citizen Held as an Enemy Combatant in Iraq

    Lawfareblog.com - Military&Defense 10.06 / 06:01 lawfareblog.com
    The ACLU has filed a John Doe habeas petition on behalf of the still-not-identified American citizen the U.S. military is holding as an enemy combatant in Iraq (for background, see here).  The case is Doe v. Mattis, No. 17-cv-02069, and it was filed in federal district court in DC.   Here is my preliminary assessment.   1. There should be no doubt that the court has jurisdiction in such a case, given John Doe's U.S. citizenship Under Munaf v. Geren, this seems clearly-settled.  In that 2008…
  16. Judge won’t release Iraq War veteran fighting deportation

    Abc27.com - U.S. 10.04 / 23:15 abc27.com
    SEATTLE (AP) — An immigration judge in Washington state declined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the g…
  17. Judge won’t release Iraq War veteran fighting deportation

    Seattletimes.com-WA 10.04 / 22:35 seattletimes.com
    Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green-card holder from Portland, Ore., struggled with drug addition, homelessness and post-traumatic stress following his time in Iraq in 2009 and 2010, leading to convictions for burglary and other…
  18. Iraq’s First Kurdish President, ‘Uncle Jalal’ Talabani, Dies

    Breitbart.com - Politics 10.04 / 22:24 breitbart.com
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, a respected Kurdish statesman, passed away at a hospital in Berlin, Germany, after slipping into a c…
  19. Iraq veteran took stranger’s truck to transport Las Vegas shooting victims

    Kfor.com-OK 10.04 / 13:44 kfor.com
    When a gunman started firing into a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Iraq war veteran Taylor Winston thought on his feet. Bullets were flying. People were injured. Winston saw a truck with the keys still inside in a lot near the venue, and didn’t hesitate to jump into action, he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday. “Once we were in it, we decided to go help get everyone out of there,” he said. “Shots were still firing,…
  20. Iraq forces push into IS bastion Hawija

    Hawija town is among final holdouts from territory in Iraq seized by IS jihadists in…