Iraq

Iraq uncovers 50,000 ‘ghost soldiers’, says PM Abadi

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Iraq has uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers”, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said, promising a crackdown on corruption.

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Assad regime cuts subsidies as Syria’s GDP falls to half prewar level

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Syria’s economy is in a tailspin, and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is increasingly struggling to find resources to

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Iranian official blames Maliki and Assad for ISIS creation

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In an unprecedented development the Iranian Foreign Ministry adviser, Mohammad Ali Sobhani, yesterday blamed the Iraqi regime of  Nouri al-Maliki, and the

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Iraq: Islamic State governor for Mosul killed in an air strike

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An Islamic State leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and

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6 more French fighter jets join fight against ISIS

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France’s defense minister said Wednesday the country will send an additional six fighter jets to aid the battle against extremists

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Nickolay Mladenov, UN Secretary-General Special Representative for Iraq,  speaks to the press after a meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf

Iraq’s anti-ISIS strategy ‘bearing fruit’, says UN envoy

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The new Iraqi government’s strategy of enlisting Kurds and local tribes in the fight against Islamists is yielding results, the

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ISIS Imposes Education Tax on Students

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ISIS has announced monthly taxes on students attending schools and colleges in Iraq’s second-largest city, parents and a security official

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ISIS derna  libya

ISIS Takes Control of a Libyan City, report

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The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group’s insignia. The local football stadium is

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Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

U.N. Urges Arab World to Denounce Islamic State

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The United Nations’ top human rights official called on the Muslim world to denounce the “monstrous” crimes of the extremist

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Morocco on high alert as radicals aim to set up ISIL-like state

ISIS rules an area larger than UK and army of 200,000

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By Patrick Cockburn The Islamic State (Isis) has recruited an army hundreds of thousands strong, far larger than previous estimates

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