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Erik Prince: Destruction of Caliphate May Create ‘Remember the Alamo’ Moment for Jihadis

Erik Prince: Destruction of Caliphate May Create ‘Remember the Alamo’ Moment for Jihadis

Destroying ISIS's caliphate may produce a "Remember the Alamo" rallying cry for Jihadis, said retired Navy SEAL Erik Prince.
Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 38

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 38

Two bomb explode in Tayran Square, the most serious attack in the capital since PM declared victory over IsisTwo suicide bombers have blown themselves up at a busy market in central Baghdad in
A Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad has Killed at Least 38 People

A Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad has Killed at Least 38 People

The explosions also wounded at least 105 people
Deadly twin suicide blasts rock busy Baghdad square

Deadly twin suicide blasts rock busy Baghdad square

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.
Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Puncture Newfound Hope

Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Puncture Newfound Hope

The site of a bomb blast in Baghdad on Monday. The attackers struck during rush hour in the city’s Tayran Square, which is usually crowded with laborers seeking work.
Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Puncture Newfound Hope

Suicide Bombings in Baghdad Puncture Newfound Hope

The site of a bomb blast in Baghdad on Monday. The attackers struck during rush hour in the city’s Tayran Square, which is usually crowded with laborers seeking work.
'We will get him': the long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

'We will get him': the long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The world’s most wanted man remains at large, but as his ‘caliphate’ has crumbled so has the discipline of his leadership Day and night for the past three years, an unprecedented number of the world’s
The growing case for Kurdish statehood | Letters

The growing case for Kurdish statehood | Letters

Baghdad has closed Kurdistan’s airports to international flights, a ban that has just been extended despite its impact on commerce and medical treatment for all Kurds, writes Jack Lopresti MPYour
Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey lashed out against the creation of an American-trained force that may position thousands of Kurdish militia fighters along Turkey’s southern border.
Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey lashed out against the creation of an American-trained force that may position thousands of Kurdish militia fighters along Turkey’s southern border.

Quika promises free satellite internet for developing countries

Facebook's plans for free satellite internet access may have run into some... setbacks, but another company is promising to make that ubiquitous data a practical reality. Quika, a company led by the
Mosul six months after Isis was ousted – then and now

Mosul six months after Isis was ousted – then and now

Iraq forces defeated Isis in Mosul in July 2017 after months of intense urban battles that reduced the historic old city to ruins. Six months later, photographer Ahmad Al-Rubaye compared a number of
ISIS Inc.

ISIS Inc.

Despite its defeat on the battlefield, the Islamic State is using Iraq’s black market to stockpile millions of dollars to fuel its coming insurgency.
Twilight of the Kurds

Twilight of the Kurds

Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.
Pence Plan to Target Aid for Christians in Iraq Sparks Concern

Pence Plan to Target Aid for Christians in Iraq Sparks Concern

Aid experts fear the Trump administration’s focus on Christians and other religious minorities could do more harm than good.
ISIL is lighting oil wells on fire as they retreat, and no one is paying attention

ISIL is lighting oil wells on fire as they retreat, and no one is paying attention

When ISIL retreats from an area in Iraq, they usually bomb anything that supports the local economy. Most of the time, that means they bomb…
Trump’s Middle East Policy: The Good(ish), the Bad, and the Ugly

Trump’s Middle East Policy: The Good(ish), the Bad, and the Ugly

President Donald Trump came into office on a wave of angry populism, vowing to remake U.S. foreign policy to match his “America First” rhetoric. The Middle East has been a testing ground for Trump’s
The Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th District is a torture advocate who worked at Abu Ghraib

The Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th District is a torture advocate who worked at Abu Ghraib

When Rep Tim Murphy resigned in shame after he was outed for pressuring his mistress to get an abortion while serving on the "House Pro-Life Caucus," it triggered a special election in Pennsylvania's
Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke Friday at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.
‘Everyone was watching everyone’: Interpreting for the US in Iraq

‘Everyone was watching everyone’: Interpreting for the US in Iraq

Nidal was an interpreter for the Americans for five years during their occupation of Iraq. In the eyes of many fellow Iraqis, he is a traitor – but he says he had no other choice.