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Russia to Discuss UN Security Resolution on Chemical Weapons With Iraq

Russia will consult the Iraqi authorities before putting forward the UN Security Council resolution concerning the use of chemical weapons by Islamic State (ISIL) militants, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said.

US Condemns ISIL Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons as Reprehensible

The ISIL militant group's alleged use of a chemical "blistering agent" in Syria and Iraq is an abhorrent act that flagrantly violates international norms, State Department spokesperson Noel Clay told Sputnik.

Attacking Vietnam And Iraq Didn't Work Out So Well For Us, But Syria Will Be Different, Right?

As the Abbott Government beats the drums for war in Syria, Alison Broinowski says it should ring a few familiar old bells.

Canada’s Top Security Advisor Met With Kurdish Leader Amid Clashes With Turkey

2 hours agoNews : Vice News

Canada's National Security Advisor held a low-key meeting with a key member of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil last week, as Ottawa navigates its complex relationship with the semi-autonomous regions of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Show More Summary

Dustpocalypse: Huge dust swirl in Iraq, Iran

A punishing dust storm blasted east central Iraq and western Iran Tuesday.

U.S. Army Veteran Helps Kurds Who Fight Iran

The FBI and the State Department aren’t happy that U.S. Army veteran Ryan O’Leary has taken up arms with the Kurds in eastern Iraq in their resistance against Iran. He originally went to Iraqi-Kurdistan to help Peshmerga units fighting Islamic State, and then volunteered with an armed faction within the Democratic Party of...

His Town

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Last September, as Islamic State militants rampaged through Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon hosted a top-secret meeting to debate strategy. At the invitation of the Defense Policy Board, which advises the secretary of defense, a small group...Show More Summary

US-Led Coalition Against ISIL Conducts 15 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

The US-led coalition against ISIL carried out 15 airstrikes in both Syria and Iraq in order to destroy jihadist group's critical infrastructure.

Technologists Race To Save 3D Images Of Ancient Historical Sites Before ISIS Smashes Them

4 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“As ancient sites across Syria and Iraq crumble under bombs and mortar from the region’s battles, archaeologists and technologists are racing to be able to one day reproduce them. In the coming months, they will be distributing thousands of low-cost, high-quality 3D cameras across the Middle East that will hopefully capture these ancient sites before […]

U.S. leads 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 13 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday, the coalition said in a statement.

Feature: Between Iraq and a Hawk Base

6 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

G.O.P. presidential candidates struggle to craft a foreign policy that can please the gung-ho and win in 2016 — without overpromising military force.

‘I want a blue-eyed Yazidi': teen describes IS slave market

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: the Islamic State group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped told AFP on Tuesday. Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by IS jihadists for three months...

Former ICC chief prosecutor pushes for Yazidi genocide case

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) is pushing for a case to be opened into the "ongoing genocide" against Iraq's Yazidi community at the hands of Islamic State militants.

Gunmen Kidnap 18 Turkish Workers in Iraq

Experts say the kidnapping could be retaliation for Turkey's recent bombing campaigns against ISIS

Dick Cheney Still Has 'No Apologies' For Going Into Iraq

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney has no regrets over his administration's decision to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein. "It was the right thing to do then. I believed it then and I believe it now," Cheney said Tuesday...Show More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“History will be the ultimate judge of our decision to liberate Iraq.” — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, quoted by MSNBC.

Today in Politics: Obama Has One Vote Left to Court on Iran Deal

President Obama may be in the wilds of Alaska, but he is on the verge of a major foreign policy victory back home: The Senate is a vote short of making it impossible for opponents to block the nuclear deal with Iraq.

For Second Day, Stranded Migrants Camp Out At Train Station In Budapest

12 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Hungarian authorities stopped the migrants, including refugees from Syria and Iraq, from boarding trains bound for Western Europe. The station has become the latest flashpoint in the migrant crisis.

As Islamic State destroys antiquities, a rush to get 3-D images of what's left

In recent months, the terrorist group Islamic State has destroyed some of most significant historical and archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria. Some of the ravaged antiquities and cultural monuments date back thousands of years. They include UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as castles and temples....

Turkish Construction Company Confirms Kidnapping of 18 Employees in Iraq

Turkish construction company Nurol Holding officially confirmed the kidnapping of 18 of its employees, all Turkish nationals, in Baghdad on Wednesday, the private Turkish broadcaster NTV reported.

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