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Tillerson Notches Rare Diplomatic Win With Saudis and Iraq - Foreign Policy (blog) Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:15:54 GMT

Foreign Policy (blog)

Tillerson Notches Rare Diplomatic Win With Saudis and Iraq
Foreign Policy (blog)
The event, cloaked behind the nondescript name of the “Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Council,” was a marked opening in an otherwise frosty relationship. Though the concrete results were minimal — including some smiling photos and a handful of ...
Renewed Saudi-Iraq ties 'to rival Iran's influence'Aljazeera.com
Saudis face daunting challenge in drawing Iraq away from IranThe Jerusalem Post
Saudi foreign minister pledges 'higher strategic' relations with IraqThe National

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Abadi: Iraq is not the place for US and Iran to fight out their rivalry - Washington Post Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:14:35 GMT

Washington Post

Abadi: Iraq is not the place for US and Iran to fight out their rivalry
Washington Post
BAGHDAD — As Iraqi forces reclaim the last stretches of territory held by the Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he would not allow his country to become an arena for the United States, Iran and Sunni powers to fight out their rivalries.
Iraq Works With Kurdish Company to Help Restart Two Oil FieldsBloomberg
Kurds Offer to Put Independence on Hold, Warn Crisis Could Destroy IraqNBCNews.com
Kurds offer to freeze independence vote to end conflict with IraqTelegraph.co.uk
Reuters -CNBC -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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A Times Correspondent Describes Meeting ISIS Militants in Iraq - New York Times Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:38:02 GMT

New York Times

A Times Correspondent Describes Meeting ISIS Militants in Iraq
New York Times
Rod Nordland, The New York Times's International correspondent at large, first went to Iraq in the 1980s, during the Iran-Iraq war. In the years since, including several as a correspondent for The Times in Baghdad, Mr. Nordland has covered the complex ...


ISIS is on the verge of losing Iraq - New York Post Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:21:39 GMT

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ISIS is on the verge of losing Iraq
New York Post
... coalition and Syrian government troops with foreign Shi'ite militias backed by Iran and Russia. Islamic State's self-declared cross-border caliphate effectively collapsed in July, when US-backed Iraqi forces captured Mosul, the group's de facto ...
Iraq readies for final offensive on Islamic State near Syrian borderReuters

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How Much Territory Has ISIS Lost In Iraq And Syria? Check These Maps - Task & Purpose Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:14:43 GMT

Task & Purpose

How Much Territory Has ISIS Lost In Iraq And Syria? Check These Maps
Task & Purpose
“When we invaded and conquered Iraq in 2003 we created ungoverned space for Sunni Arabs in Iraq which then spilled over in nearby Syria,” Professor Robert Pape, who heads the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism at the University of Chicago, told ...
After ISIS: Hope in Iraq and new storm clouds in SyriaNew York Post
Country prepares for a 'final offensive' against ISISNewser
PH has most ISIS-claimed attacks outside Iraq, Syria – reportRappler

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Kurds in Iraq Offer to Suspend Independence Effort - Voice of America Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:57:00 GMT

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Kurds in Iraq Offer to Suspend Independence Effort
Voice of America
Iraqi Kurds offered on Wednesday to suspend the results of an independence vote and to start talks with the government in Baghdad. However, an Iraqi military spokesman suggested that, regardless of talks, an offensive would continue to capture ...
US Speaker Ryan to Iraq: Heed Secretary Tillerson about Iran-backed militiasRudaw
Iraq's Kurds see their hopes for independence turn into a fight for survivalLos Angeles Times
Turkey, Iraq join forces against Kurdish independence bidXinhua
Topeka Capital Journal -OilPrice.com -Business Insider
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Interview: McMaster on Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Kurdish Issue - Voice of America Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:57:26 GMT

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Interview: McMaster on Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Kurdish Issue
Voice of America
McMaster: Well, we have to support the government of Iraq, we have to support Prime Minister [Haider al-] Abadi, who's done, I think, a tremendous job under very difficult conditions. But, as everybody knows, the Iranians have done a very good job ...
Commentary: The unlikely – and ironic – effects of Islamic State's fall in IraqReuters

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US oil benchmark ekes out gain following Iraq output disruptions - MarketWatch Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:48:00 GMT

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US oil benchmark ekes out gain following Iraq output disruptions
MarketWatch
Oil struggled to a mixed finish Monday as traders digested upbeat signals from OPEC, supply disruptions in Iraq and a drop in U.S. drilling activity. December West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark CLZ7, +1.06% rose 6 cents, or 0.1%, to ...
Oil steady, supported by Iraq disruptions and drop in US rigsReuters
Iraq Adds Oil-Export Facility to Offset Drop on Kurdish FeudBloomberg
Saudi Arabia's oil minister visits Iraq to shore up OPEC cooperationPlatts
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UNICEF Iraq Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, September 2017 - ReliefWeb Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:12:15 GMT

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UNICEF Iraq Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, September 2017
ReliefWeb
In 2017, 2.2 million affected people across Iraq, including 1.2 million children, received emergency water, food and hygiene items through the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM). In September alone, the RRM reached 71,266 people of which 45 per cent ...


Veteran shot in Iraq shares a bond with Marine unit - YourGV.com Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:55:45 GMT

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Veteran shot in Iraq shares a bond with Marine unit
YourGV.com
He was sent to Iraq where a five-man crew and 15 passengers spent almost every day up and down the rivers. The crew consisted of three machine gunners, a driver and a boat captain. “We were cross trained so that we could each do every job, and I was in ...