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Iraq's future is so bright some investors are wearing shades—and taking the 'long view' - CNBC Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:36:48 GMT

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Iraq's future is so bright some investors are wearing shades—and taking the 'long view'
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As Iraq's government battles against terrorists, a few investors aren't entirely deterred from seeing opportunities in the war-weary country, which has yet to ascend to formal emerging market status. Some are taking a "long view" that calibrates ...


US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Iraq to assess Mosul fight - Fox News Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:33:14 GMT

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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Iraq to assess Mosul fight
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BAGHDAD – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has arrived in Baghdad to meet with American commanders and Iraqi leaders and to assess progress in the fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. The unannounced visit on ...
Secretary Meets With Kurdistan Regional Government President in IraqDepartment of Defense
US Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on MosulReuters
Army shifts forces to east Mosul as ISIL hits backAljazeera.com
CNN -AMN Al-Masdar News (registration) -Rudaw
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US Says 2000 IS Fighters Killed, Gravely Wounded in Mosul - ABC News Sun, 11 Dec 2016 18:05:00 GMT

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US Says 2000 IS Fighters Killed, Gravely Wounded in Mosul
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Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces have killed or gravely wounded more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the battle for Mosul since October, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Sunday. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend told reporters there are still an ...
US says 2000 ISIS fighters killed, gravely wounded in IraqLong Beach Press Telegram
Iraq says army makes gains in grueling Mosul battleReuters
US Military Admits: We Deliberately Bombed a Hospital in IraqCommon Dreams (press release)
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On Iraq Front Lines, Hope and Concern Over Trump War Policy - Voice of America Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:56:38 GMT

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On Iraq Front Lines, Hope and Concern Over Trump War Policy
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On thing that is clear, is that it is not clear what President elect Donald Trump's Iraq policy will look like. He has been highly critical of the Mosul offensive, even suggesting it was a campaign tool for Hilary Clinton during an October debate. He ...

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Iraq and the art of war - Aljazeera.com Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:00:25 GMT

Iraq and the art of war
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As Iraqi forces fight in an all-out battle to reclaim Mosul, taken by ISIL in 2014, we speak to two of Iraq's most distinguished artists about the ongoing bloodshed and destruction in the country, home to what is considered one of the oldest ...

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Iraq 'witch hunt' fixer paid with public cash - Telegraph.co.uk Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:02:14 GMT

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Iraq 'witch hunt' fixer paid with public cash
Telegraph.co.uk
An Iraqi fixer at the centre of a “witch hunt” against British soldiers was paid more than £110,000 in taxpayers' money, it can be disclosed today. Abu Jamal was paid to carry out administrative tasks, while at the same time touting for business as he ...
Dodgy Iraq 'war crimes' will STILL be probed even though shameful stitch-up has been exposedThe Sun

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Car bombs in Iraq's Falluja kill eight people: police and medics - Reuters Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:42:02 GMT

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Car bombs in Iraq's Falluja kill eight people: police and medics
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The bombings took place as Iraqi forces wage an eight-week military campaign to crush Islamic State in its north Iraq stronghold of Mosul, the largest city in its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria. The fact that the jihadist group was able to ...
Eight killed in Daesh car bombings in FallujahPress TV
Two car bomb attacks kill 8 in Iraq's FallujahThe New Arab
Two people killed in suicide blasts W. IraqKuwait News Agency

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'Iraq + 100' Is Painful, But Don't Look Away - NPR Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:01:14 GMT

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'Iraq + 100' Is Painful, But Don't Look Away
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The world isn't just, however, and the authors in Iraq + 100 know this. Yet the book is in many ways kinder than I am: there isn't a single story in it that you could call a reap-what-you-sow fantasy. Though these are explicitly stories that confront ...

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Iraq invites bids to build first phase of oil export pipeline to Jordan - Reuters Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:02:03 GMT

Iraq invites bids to build first phase of oil export pipeline to Jordan
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A proposed payments schedule was discussed with interested companies in Basra on Saturday, Shafeeq said, adding that investments would be recouped within five years of the project's completion. In 2013 Iraq pre-qualified 12 companies and joint ventures ...

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Will Trump Stay or Go in Iraq? - Foreign Policy (blog) Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:18:34 GMT

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Will Trump Stay or Go in Iraq?
Foreign Policy (blog)
Trump's strong condemnation of the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 is now well established. During his presidential campaign, he repeatedly opined that it “may have been the worst decision” in American history. In Trump's telling, the Iraq war ...

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