Iraq

Iraq’s Protests Raise Question: Where Does The Oil Money Go?

BAGHDAD — Waves of violent protests have engulfed Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces, with demonstrators chanting for the downfall of a political establishment that they say doesn’t prioritize them. Fueling the unrest is anger over an...
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Protesters In Iraq Celebrate Soccer Win Against Iran

Anti-government protesters in Iraq celebrated a 2-1 win over Iran, chanting ‘Iran, out!’
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What Felled The Great Assyrian Empire? Team Weighs In

The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt—the largest empire of its time—collapsed after more than two centuries of dominance at the fall of its capital, Nineveh, in 612 B.C.E.
Related topics: Iran, Egypt

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Pompeo Urges Coalition To Take Back Is Detainees, Boost Funding

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to take jihadi detainees back to their countries and step up their funding to help restore infrastructure in Iraq and Syria, parts of which were...
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Climate May Have Helped Crumble One Of The Ancient World's Most Powerful Civilizations

New research suggests it was climate-related drought that built the foundation for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire (whose heartland was based in today's northern Iraq)—one of the most powerful civilizations in the ancient world. The Science...

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The Army Wants To Resurrect Its Best Armored Anti-air Troop Carrier

Sebastien Roblin Security, Why? Key point: Drones are creating new aerial threats to U.S. troops. Recent conflicts in Armenia, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine have demonstrated the widespread adoption of drones by state actors—as well as rebel and...
Related topics: Drones, Armenia, Syria, Ukraine, Terrorism

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Did Ancient Iraq’s Huge Assyrian Empire Rise And Fall On Climate Change?

By Ashish Sinha and Gayatri Kathayat | – Ancient Mesopotamia, the fabled land between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, was the command and control center of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. This ancient superpower was the largest empire of its...

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Iraqis Paying An ‘unthinkable Price’ To Be Heard, un Envoy tells Politicians In baghdad 

Noting that the people of Iraq were at “a critical juncture”, the top UN Envoy in the country told parliamentarians there on Thursday that over the past six weeks, hundreds of thousands have been peacefully voicing their “genuine,...
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Life Under Islamic State: Abducted, Trained And Forced To Fight  

As Islamic State militants lost their territorial holdings in Iraq and Syria, VOA chronicled the events through the words of the victims, in a 12-part series called "Life Under Islamic State."Now we bring you voices of victims who were silenced...
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Discontent In Iraq And Lebanon Is A Way To Expose Iran’s Corruption

BY JAMES DURSO, The sanctions against Iran are obviously working as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has again called for the United States to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Instead, the U.S....
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People Worldwide Are Standing Up To Communists, Regimes And Insane Elitist Policies – People Just...

People around the world are standing up to communists, tyrannical regimes and insane elitist policies.  The movement that started with Brexit and the Trump Presidency is expanding to all parts of the globe. Iraq In Iraq, its citizens are standing...

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Iraq Expresses Regret At Protester Deaths, Defends Handling Of Unrest

Iraqi officials expressed "deep regret" on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdad's handling of the situation.Nearly 300 people have been killed in Iraq since the protests against political corruption,...
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Iraq War Vet Lives College Football Dream At Age 33: 'don't Let Others Put Their Limitations On You'

An active duty Army soldier who has given the past decade of his life to serving his country has been living out his dream of becoming a college football player at the age of 33, ESPN reported.Joshua Griffin earned a spot on the Colorado State...
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Monday’s Daily Brief: Guterres On Bolivia And Multilateralism, Syria And Iraq’s Displaced,...

A recap of Monday’s stories in brief: UN chief spotlights multilateralism at peace forum; Bolivian authorities must uphold safety of citizens; new programme to feed Kenya’s children; experts concerned for detained in Syria and Iraq; UN forest...
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Fear Spreads Among Iraqi Protesters As Government Cracks Down, Keeps Death Toll Secret

More than 319 people have been killed and 15,000 wounded since anti-government demonstrations began in Baghdad and southern cities on Oct. 1, according to the country’s human rights commission.
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Ex-hezbollah Chief Slams Iranian Supreme Chief

By Ali Murat Alhas BEIRUT- Former Secretary-General of Lebanon’s  Hezbollah movement criticized Iran’s supreme leader Sunday for being behind corruption in Lebanon and Iraq, where anti-government and corruption protests are ongoing. Subhi...
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Donald Trump Jr. Called Tone Deaf By Veterans Group Founder Following Comments In ‘triggered’

The founder of an organization that aims to support veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars spoke out against Donald Trump Jr. on Monday following comments the president’s son made in his recent book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate...
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The Warriors Of Anbar: New Book Tells Story Of Heroic Marines Who Defeated Al Qaeda In Iraq

Ed Darack’s The Warriors of Anbar is a riveting account of the heroic battle waged by several battalions of Marines and U.S. service members to defeat al Qaeda in Iraq and bring stability to the Haditha Triad, a cluster of towns along the...
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Donald Trump Jr Smacked Around By Iraq War Vet For ‘military Sacrifice’ Comments With Challenge...

Donald Trump Jr. drew outrage in the days before Veterans Day by comparing the business deals his family had to give up when his father took office to the soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery. On CNN Monday, Executive Director of the Iraq...
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Un Urges Electoral Reforms, Release Of Protesters In Iraq

The United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq warned Sunday of the need for timely, tangible results in the government's response to protests that began in early October, and offered a roadmap to address some of the demonstrators' demands.The U.N....
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