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Iraq Says OPEC, Others to Meet on Oil Freeze, Perhaps in May - Bloomberg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:01:46 GMT

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Iraq Says OPEC, Others to Meet on Oil Freeze, Perhaps in May
Bloomberg
Major OPEC and other crude producers will meet in Russia, possibly next month, in a new push to agree on an output freeze to shore up oil prices, Iraq's Deputy Oil Minister Fayyad Al-Nima said. Iraq sees oil prices rising slowly despite the failure of ...

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Prosecute Yazidi genocide cases in Iraq - The Boston Globe Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:17:04 GMT

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Prosecute Yazidi genocide cases in Iraq
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They have filed a case with the International Criminal Court, an organization based in The Hague, highlighting evidence found in the mass graves of murdered Yazidis, mainly teenaged boys and men, near the town of Shingal in Northern Iraq, after ISIS ...
A genocide is underway in Iraq and Syria. Why won't the government recognise this?Spectator.co.uk (blog)

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Dunford Arrives in Iraq to Assess Anti-ISIL Accelerants - Department of Defense Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:54:55 GMT

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Dunford Arrives in Iraq to Assess Anti-ISIL Accelerants
Department of Defense
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones speaks to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after Dunford arrived at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, April 20, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A.

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Obama Pushes Saudis, Gulf Allies to Step up Iraq Aid - ABC News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:53:13 GMT

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Obama Pushes Saudis, Gulf Allies to Step up Iraq Aid
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With fresh friction wearing on an old alliance, President Barack Obama pressed Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf nations on Wednesday to step up efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and help rebuild war-torn Iraq. Obama huddled privately with Saudi ...
Carter pushes Gulf states to give more aid to IraqStars and Stripes
President Obama pushes Saudis, Gulf allies to step up Iraq aidChicago Tribune
Do more in Iraq, US defence chief tells GCCGulf Times
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Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq - Department of Defense Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:49:32 GMT

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Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 20, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today ...
New rules in place for risking civilian casualties in IraqMilitary Times
Pentagon to Spend Millions Supporting Kurdish Fighters in IraqSputnik International

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Al-Sadr appeals for solution to Iraq's political crisis - Stars and Stripes Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:27:05 GMT

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Al-Sadr appeals for solution to Iraq's political crisis
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Muqtada al-Sadr's statement came a day after lawmakers failed to hold a session to vote on whether to keep or oust the parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, threatening to prolong Iraq's paralyzing political crisis amid the fight against Islamic State ...
Iraq's Sadr calls for protests to bring about new cabinetReuters
Iraq's Sadr calls for protests to bring about new governmentAl-Arabiya

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US will send 217 more troops to Iraq to help fight ISIL - USA TODAY Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:23:52 GMT

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US will send 217 more troops to Iraq to help fight ISIL
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Riding on a string of successes against the Islamic State in Iraq, the Pentagon upped the stakes Monday by loosening restrictions on what U.S. troops can do there and sending 200 more servicemembers to support Iraqi forces as they try to recapture the ...
Commander Of US Forces In Iraq Outlines New Details In The Fight Against ISISDaily Caller
US sending more troops, Apaches to IraqCNN
US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters to IraqDeKalb Daily Chronicle
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Dominican nuns keep hope alive among displaced in northern Iraq - Catholic News Service Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:17:30 GMT

Dominican nuns keep hope alive among displaced in northern Iraq
Catholic News Service
Dominican Sister Elene kisses 4-year old Luis Firas as he walks to a preschool in Ankawa, Iraq, April 7. The Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena were displaced by the Islamic State group in 2014 and have established schools and other ministries ...

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Reforming Baghdad Kyle McEneaney - Foreign Affairs Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:43:20 GMT

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Reforming Baghdad Kyle McEneaney
Foreign Affairs
Iraq's outlook is bleak. Low oil prices have devastated the nation's finances, which are already strained by the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the flood of internally displaced refugees that has come with it. Although Iraqi forces and ...


Another Lesson from the Iraq War - Reason Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:04:13 GMT

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Another Lesson from the Iraq War
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The U.S. would invade, straighten the country out in a couple of months, and Iraq would become a stable, peace-loving democracy. You could write a book about such delusions: The Audacity of Hype. Things didn't work out that way, obviously ...