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Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform’ in Iraq?

BAGHDAD — Iraqis are still haunted by memories of black-clad death squads roaming Baghdad neighborhoods a decade ago, cleansing them of Sunnis as the country was convulsed by sectarian violence. Many of the mass killings in the capital [...]
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Anti-American Cleric’s Power Grows, Upending Pentagon’s Plans for Iraq

WASHINGTON — Over the past four years, American military planning in Iraq has counted on working with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a moderate Shiite Muslim who has managed to rebuild the country’s army, restore sovereignty and [...]
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U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq With Seven Aboard

5 months ago | 0 comment
Photo A United States Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, like the one above, crashed in western Iraq on Thursday. Credit Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty [...]
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Basra Journal: Iraq and Saudi Arabia Come Together Just for Kicks

5 months ago | 0 comment
But the match was also a potent symbol of sports diplomacy, with the visitors from the region’s major Sunni Muslim power, Saudi Arabia, coming to Basra, a historic port city in Iraq’s Shiite Muslim heartland. For Iraqi fans, the warm [...]
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Iraq Wants $88 Billion for Rebuilding. Allies Offer a Fraction of That.

6 months ago | 0 comment
Numerous Iraqi cities were reduced to rubble in the fighting, particularly Mosul, the country’s second largest. Yet while Iraq estimated that it would need $ 88 billion to pay for reconstruction, it was expected to receive only $ [...]
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Rush Limbaugh: Maybe the liberal “deep state” fabricated Iraq War WMD evidence to embarrass Bush

7 months ago | 0 comment
Limbaugh added, “What if Saddam weapons of mass destruction was also a false narrative designed to — what, did it ultimately embarrass Bush? Did it weaken the US military? Did it — whatever it did, I mean, it opened the doors for [...]
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As ISIS Is Driven From Iraq, Sunnis Remain Alienated

10 months ago | 0 comment
The power of Sunni politicians was greatly diminished by the power-sharing agreement adopted after the American invasion. Under its formula, the prime minister’s post, along with the interior and foreign ministries, are reserved for [...]
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Iraq Claims Victory in ISIS’ Last Urban Stronghold

11 months ago | 0 comment
The Kurdish independence vote has led to a bitter standoff between the Kurds and the Baghdad government, complete with Iraqi threats of military and economic reprisals. Turkey and Iran have also threatened retaliation, and both countries [...]
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News Analysis: After Threat of War, Iraq and Kurds Lower the Temperature

11 months ago | 0 comment
“While Sistani has made it politically safe for Abadi to engage in a dialogue with Erbil, he has also set the secession of Iraqi Kurdistan as a red line that Baghdad cannot cross,” wrote Randa Slim, director of conflict resolution [...]
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Iraq Escalates Dispute With Kurds, Threatening Military Action

11 months ago | 0 comment
Iraq has called the vote illegal and has vowed to ignore the results. The vote has also provoked the Kurdish region’s two powerful neighbors, Turkey and Iran. All three countries have been conducting military exercises near the border [...]