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  1. IS detains dozens in Iraqi town after rare street protestRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | The York Daily Record

    Islamic State militants detained at least 70 people in a remote western Iraqi town on Saturday following a rare street demonstration protesting the extremist group's execution of a local resident, security officials said. They said the protest by hundreds of residents in Rutbah, in Anbar province, was triggered by the execution earlier on Saturday of Munir al-Kobeisi, a civil servant, for killing a member of the extremist group.

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  2. IS Detains Dozens in Iraqi Town After Rare Street Protest15 minutes agoRead the original story

    26 min ago | ABC News

    Islamic State militants detained at least 70 people in a remote western Iraqi town on Saturday following a rare street demonstration protesting the extremist group's execution of a local resident, security officials said. They said the protest by hundreds of residents in Rutbah, in Anbar province , was triggered by the execution earlier on Saturday of Munir al-Kobeisi, a civil servant, for killing a member of the extremist group.

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  3. Roadside bomb kills 5 border officers in western IraqRead the original story

    35 min ago | WTVC

    The officials say Saturday's blast hit the convoy, headed to the border with Jordan in western Iraq, near the border post of Trebil. Officials also say a pair of roadside bombs killed five people and injured 19 south and west of Baghdad.

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  4. Facing heat, Iraq's electricity minister passes parliament quizzingRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    Aug 29 Iraq's parliament on Saturday expressed confidence in the answers of Electricity Minister Qassim al-Fahdawi following an interrogation about a persistent power crisis that has prompted widespread protests and a new push for reform. Demonstrations in Baghdad and many southern cities, precipitated last month by anger at widespread electricity cuts amid a sweltering heatwave, have evolved in recent weeks to call for the trial of corrupt politicians and the shakeup of a system riddled with graft and incompetence.

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  5. Iraqi cleric presses for government changesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Iraq's top Shiite cleric said Friday that the government must show it was seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation. In a message delivered by a representative in a Friday sermon, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani also cautioned protesters who have staged weekly rallies to press demands for change that they must guard against groups seeking to hijack their movement to further other interests.

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  6. Writer's retreat: Paul William Roberts embraces quiet life in the LaurentiansRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Canada.com

    Val-des-Lacs - It's a place that lives up to its name. Drive the winding roads northeast of Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentians and it seems there's another pristine body of water around every bend, their shorelines dotted with cottages in a fair tableau of the Canadian Dream.

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  7. It's been a scorcher: A look at this summer's record-breaking...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Canada.com

    How much does Steve Karolyi love the plants on the deck of his Surrey condo? Well, so much that when major renovations were being done at his condo complex a few years ago, he brought all his treasured plants into the living room for winter. It melted roads, brought political tensions to a boil and left millions around the world desperate for shade and water.

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  8. Seven villages in northern Iraq recaptured by Kurdish forcesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have managed to retake seven villages in the northern part of Iraq from Daesh militants as they continue to push the terrorists back from the area. The US-led Combined Joint Task Force, in a statement released on Friday, said Peshmerga fighters have taken full control of more than 200 square kilometers near the town of Tuz Khurmatu, situated 175 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad, since August 26, "liberating seven villages."

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  9. Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surgeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    Iraqis protest in Baghdad on Friday, demanding a better quality of basic services and calling for the prosecution of corrupt politicians. Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets in an apparent bid to improve daily life for ordinary Iraqis.

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  10. Comment on Adding Humiliation to Plunder by Renaming Aurangzeb Road:...Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | Atanu Dey on India's Development

    I used to have a blog at UC Berkeley. It was titled "Life is a Random Draw." I wrote it for a couple of years and decided to shut it down as it was attracting too much spam.

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  11. Are there any reasons for hope in Middle East? Maybe : August 29, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Daily Times

    The winds of change are unexpectedly blowing through the Levant. In the aftermath of the Iran nuclear agreement, there was a broad expectation, both in the region and beyond, that sectarian tensions and conflict would intensify and deepen the proxy battle between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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  12. The Middle East: Who says popular quest for change has been quelled?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Switched

    A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East. The protests, although focussed on specific social and economic demands, fundamentally have the same objectives as popular revolts four years ago that toppled four autocrats: dignity, social justice and greater freedoms.

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  13. Huge protest against graft in Iraq capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Iraqi protesters wave their national flags and shout slogans during a demonstration against corruption in Baghdad's Tahrir Square yesterday. Baghdad: Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated against corruption in Baghdad's Tahrir Square yesterday, including supporters of powerful Shia cleric Muqtada Al Sadr.

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  14. Kurdish forces free seven villages in Iraq: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Western-backed Kurdish fighters freed seven villages from the clasps of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq in recent days, the US-led coalition battling the jihadists. But the extremists still control broad swathes of land in the war-torn country, where the IS group has waged a terrifying offensive of forced religious conversions and beheadings.

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  15. ISIL fight forces U.S. to choose between alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Politico

    As the United States and Turkey launch airstrikes to oust the Islamic State from a stretch of northern Syria, they appear at odds over the role of a critical fighting force on the ground: the Syrian Kurds. Turkey insists that the main Syrian Kurdish militia have no role in the new operation, a reflection of its worries about the separatist leanings of Kurds in the region.

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  16. #NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-ORead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The headline drew me in first. If something good could come out of the various conflicts in the Middle East, bring it on.

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  17. Iraqi Prime Minister orders improved access to Green Zone for civiliansRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WSJV-TV South Bend

    Iraq's Prime Minister is ordering the military to prepare to open Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" to all civilians. The area, also known as the International Zone, is home to the U.S. and British embassies along with Iraqi government offices.

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  18. Iraqis Hold Protests Against CorruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    The demonstrators at Baghdad's Tahrir Square on August 28 included supporters of radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, earlier called on the government to show it was seeking genuine change to combat rampant corruption and improve services like power, water, and medical care.

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  19. .com | Minister says SANDF ignorantRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | News24

    Well done! You have got the community talking! More than 50 comments have been made on one of your articles. According to her, the SANDF is very ignorant.

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  20. Photos of the Day: Aug. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    Palestinians struggle to pull a boy from the grip of an Israeli soldier, migrants arrive by dinghy on the Greek island of Kos, and more. Palestinians fight to free a boy, bottom, held by an Israeli soldier, during clashes between Israeli security forces and protesters on Friday in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

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