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12 min ago | The Nation

How the War on Terror Created the World's Most Powerful Terror Group

From the hours immediately after 9/11 to the present, Washington's policies in the Middle East have created the conditions for more - not less - jihadist terror.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Iraq

4 hrs ago | Truthdig

What Do Iraq's Sunni Arabs Have in Common with Ferguson, Mo. African-Americans?

If prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi in Iraq is to hope to defeat the so-called "Islamic State" , he must find a way to re-incorporate Iraq's Sunni Arabs into the government, which has been dominated by Shiite religious parties since 2005, partly because of Neoconservative U.S. preference for Arab Shiite rule under the Bush occupation.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ferguson, MO, African-American, US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | KIII

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military, US Navy, US Air Force

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

U.S. defies ISIS threats with Iraq airstrikes

The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Autos

The Honolulu Advertiser

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants Tuesday, that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

KUQL-FM Mitchell

U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.

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NorthJersey.com

Opinion: Will the U.S. fight for a Mideast where minorities can thrive?

Today, the Kurds' continuing yearning for self-determination helps drive a hatred of them by the Sunni extremists and chauvinists of the Islamic State movement who have seized Mosul and surrounding areas.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Middle East, Iraq, World News, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

Scene of fighting, grandiose Mosul dam always beset with problems

The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters, Flood

The Daily Star

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi lawmaker said residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants were appealing to the military to help end the siege.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East

The News Tribune

Militant violence creates homogeneous enclaves for Iraq’s sects

The Islamic State “burned our houses and took whatever we had left,” said Falah Tahir, an Iraqi Turkman who managed a dangerous drive to Baghdad three weeks ago from Iraq’s northern provinces after fleeing fighting between militants and Kurdish forces in June.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Uzbekistan,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Windsor Beacon

U.N. chief: Unity needed against record swell of crises

The world faces the greatest humanitarian crises in United Nations history, and nations aren't coming together to solve the problems, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon warned Tuesday.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Iraq, Israel, Middle East

The Fresno Bee

Islamic State posts video of beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

The video, posted on YouTube and disseminated on other social media, added a horrific new twist to a crisis in which Obama has struggled to limit U.S. intervention in Iraq nearly three years after he withdrew the last U.S. combat troops following a nearly nine-year military occupation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Abu Ghraib, Iraq, World News, US Military, US Air Force, Rochester, NH

Windsor Beacon

Voices: Iraqis mellow at the mall

BAGHDAD a?? The line of cars was several blocks long, as motorists waited patiently to be searched so they could enter the parking lot.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel

Cybercast News Service

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

They say the clashes began early Tuesday on the southwestern outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, located north of Baghdad.

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News Times

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community walk on the Delal bridge in Zakho, 300 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, South Korea, Asia, Pope Benedict XVI

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Obama to send Holder to Ferguson, claims progress in Iraq

President Obama, taking a work break from his vacation, began a pair of meetings devoted to Iraq and Ferguson.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ferguson, MO, Prison, US National Guard, US Military

Coast Reporter

Obama prepares U.S. for long-term fight in Iraq: 'This is going to take time'

U.S. President Barack Obama has begun to prepare Americans for the prospect of a long-term military commitment to Iraq, warning Monday that operations there won't end any time soon.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News,

KFVS12

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out... A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US National Guard, US Military, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Ledger-Enquirer.com

UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

An Iraqi internally displaced Yazidi child waits to receive a polio vaccine shot at a clinic in the town of Khanke, outside Dahuk, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

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