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Kurds Expected To Vote Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Separating From Iraq

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:41 -0400

Iraq's Kurdistan region is scheduled to hold a referendum on independence on Monday, despite warnings from the U.S., the U.N. and neighboring countries.

What To Know About The Independence Referendum In Iraqi Kurdistan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:11:00 -0400

In a referendum scheduled for Monday, Kurds are expected to vote in favor of separating from Iraq. International opposition to the referendum is overwhelming.

Despite Urging Otherwise, Kurds In Iraq Move Forward With Scheduled Independence Vote

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:00 -0400

The U.S., Turkey, Iran and others want Iraq's Kurds to cancel an independence vote set for Monday. Most Iraqi Kurds want their own country, which could prompt Kurds in other countries to follow suit.

Trump's U.N. Speech To Call For Other Countries To Step Up To World's Threats

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:00:00 -0400

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump will defend his "America First" creed as a basis for countries to cooperate without losing sight of their own self-interest.

'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:33:00 -0400

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

As East Mosul Comes Back To Life, West Mosul Remains In Ruins

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:25:00 -0400

Three months after ISIS was pushed out of Mosul, the eastern half of the Iraqi city is bustling and growing. But the badly damaged western half is in ruins, and its residents are angry and resentful.

'He Died Alone': A Grieving Father Searches For His Teenage Son In Mosul

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:58:03 -0400

Bashar Abdul Jabar's son was trapped when his legs were crushed during Iraq's military campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS. The family had to leave him behind. "We have no comfort," says Abdul Jabar.

4 Insights About Blackwater Founder Erik Prince

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:54:00 -0400

In a recent series of television interviews and op-eds, Prince has waged an active public campaign for his plan to reshape the war in Afghanistan.

2 U.S. Service Members Killed, 5 Injured In Northern Iraq

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:25:00 -0400

The troops died during combat operations, the military said. The mission against ISIS in the region is investigating the incident, which doesn't appear to have been due to enemy contact.

Ancient Iraqi Art On Display In Italy At Venice Biennale

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:55:11 -0400

The Iraqi Pavilion at the Venice Bienniale places ancient artwork saved from extremist destruction alongside work by contemporary artists as a way to make sense of the country's complicated history.

An Iraqi-Kurdish-Israeli Dumpling Soup Makes Its Way To America

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400

To make kubeh soup, braised beef is stuffed into semolina and ground bulgur dumplings. Brought to Israel by immigrants, this time-consuming dish has become one of the nation's culinary treasures.

Iraqis Remain Displaced 1 Year After Fallujah's Liberation From ISIS

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:22:00 -0400

A year after ISIS was forced from Fallujah, the Iraqi city is still impoverished and extensively damaged. Many families languish in displaced camps because they're suspected to have ties to ISIS.

U.S. Appeals Court Tosses Ex-Blackwater Guard's Conviction In 2007 Baghdad Massacre

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:41:00 -0400

Nicholas Slatten was convicted of murder in connection with the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians and sentenced to life in prison. The court also ordered that three other former guards be resentenced.

Iraqi Troops Vs. ISIS: A Campaign Of Revenge

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:14:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Belkis Wille, Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch about Iraqi troops' campaign to root out ISIS. Human rights observers say the tactics used by Iraqi troops are abusive.

Israeli Authorities Arrest Antiquities Dealers In Connection With Hobby Lobby Scandal

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:04:00 -0400

Israel's Antiquities Authority says the dealers, arrested early Sunday morning, were involved in sales of antiquities to Hobby Lobby — including items that U.S. authorities determined were smuggled.