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Iowa Guard soldiers, vets remember Iraq fallen – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier


Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Iowa Guard soldiers, vets remember Iraq fallen
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
“It's going to fill that cemetery, because it's not a very big cemetery and it's not a very big town,” said 1/133rd veteran Dennis Boge of Dubuque, a staff sergeant and squad leader during the Iraq deployment. Syracuse is a town of about 2,000 people

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 7:02 am

UN Migration Agency Assists Newly Displaced from Hawija Operations – ReliefWeb


UN Migration Agency Assists Newly Displaced from Hawija Operations
ReliefWeb
According to IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), the displacement of 2,400 individuals from Hawija and Shirqat within the last few days is in addition to more than 102,700 individuals who displaced from Hawija district between early August

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 6:56 am

Turkey blocks access from northern Iraq at Habur border gate: NTV – Reuters


Turkey blocks access from northern Iraq at Habur border gate: NTV
Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has blocked access into the country from northern Iraq at the Habur border gate in its southeast, but it was still possible to enter Iraq through the crossing, broadcaster NTV said on Monday. The move came as voting started

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 6:25 am

Kurdistan can no longer be part of an Iran-dominated sectarian Iraq – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Kurdistan can no longer be part of an Iran-dominated sectarian Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk
Today, the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq take part in a historic independence referendum. This is the culmination of decades of progress and should not be feared by any of our neighbours or partners around the world. Kurdistan has been denied

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Posted on 25 September 2017 | 6:02 am

Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote – BBC News


Aljazeera.com

Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote
BBC News
Voters are heading to the polls in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Iraq's prime minister has warned he will take "necessary measures to preserve the unity of the country". Western countries have expressed
Uncertainty among Kurds as polls openAljazeera.com
Kurds Expected To Vote Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Separating From IraqNPR
Iran halts flights to Iraq's Kurdish region in retaliation for independence voteReuters
Washington Post –ABC News
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Posted on 25 September 2017 | 4:05 am

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq – Page Six


Page Six

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq
Page Six
Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization's annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global Citizen will …

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Posted on 24 September 2017 | 2:08 pm

Civilian deaths are ‘price you pay’ to beat Isis, says British general in Iraq – The Independent


The Australian

Civilian deaths are 'price you pay' to beat Isis, says British general in Iraq
The Independent
A British general in Iraq has said the deaths of innocent people caught up in coalition air strikes against Isis are the “price you pay” for defeating the extremists. More than 5,000 civilians have been killed in attacks by the US-led mission against
Top British commander in Iraq reveals grim cost of beating ISISThe Australian

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Posted on 24 September 2017 | 12:39 pm

Talks continuing with Shell about Iraq’s Majnoon oil field: oil minister – Reuters


Reuters

Talks continuing with Shell about Iraq's Majnoon oil field: oil minister
Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi speaks during a media conference in Baghdad, Iraq, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday talks are continuing with Royal Dutch …

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Posted on 24 September 2017 | 11:06 am

The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote – ABC News


Sacramento Bee

The Latest: Iraq recaps opposition to planned Kurdish vote
ABC News
Iraq's top diplomat is reiterating its government's opposition to Iraqi Kurds' planned independence vote next week. Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari told the U.S. General Assembly on Saturday that the central government views the vote as
Iraq seeks other nations' help to build a nuclear reactorSacramento Bee
At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstructionUN News Centre
Iraq asks UN for help to build new nuclear power reactorReuters

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Posted on 23 September 2017 | 9:53 pm

Iraq’s minorities fear for their future – BBC News


BBC News

Iraq's minorities fear for their future
BBC News
A slight octogenarian dressed in loose white garments, Sheikh Mirza looks an unlikely warrior against the fighters of so-called Islamic State (IS). Nevertheless, the Yazidi leader says that when they approached his ancestral village two years ago he
Nina Shea: How to help Iraq's religious minoritiesFox News

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Posted on 22 September 2017 | 11:31 pm

Iraq – BingNews

Historic vote in northern Iraq

In the northern region of Kurdistan around five million Kurds are voting – right now – in a referendum on forming an independent state. A shock result in Germany’s parliamentary elections.

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 12:39 am

Nina Shea: How to help Iraq’s religious minorities

As Islamic State heads toward defeat in Iraq, Christian and Yazidi survivors of genocide should be returning to their hometowns in Nineveh province. Instead, these fragile minority communities mostly remain stranded at displacement shelters in Kurdistan …

Posted on 25 September 2017 | 12:27 am

Turkey blocks access from northern Iraq at Habur border gate: NTV

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has blocked access into the country from northern Iraq at the Habur border gate in its southeast, but it was still possible to enter Iraq through the crossing, broadcaster NTV said on Monday. The move came as voting started in …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 11:27 pm

Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq fuels violence fears

A controversial independence referendum is being held in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, defying objections from international allies and raising fears of violence. The semi-autonomous region is expected to overwhelmingly vote ‘Yes’ at the polls on …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 9:37 pm

Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports

Iraq’s central government in Baghdad ordered the country’s Kurdish region to hand over all border crossings and airports to federal government control late Sunday night, hours before the region is set to carry out a controversial referendum on support for …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 4:22 pm

Iran strikes IS bases on Syria-Iraq border with drones

Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard has targeted bases belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria with drone strikes. IRINN TV’s report says the IRGC’s drones destroyed IS bases and vehicles in the southern …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 11:30 am

Tensions rise in Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Hundreds demonstrated in eastern Iraq against a planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq’s Kurdish region, which neighbouring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir regional ethnic and sectarian conflict.

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 10:07 am

Iraq combat vet pulls woman from burning car just before it explodes

An Iraq combat veteran is being hailed a hero for helping rescue a woman from a burning car just before it exploded. Staff Sgt. Cory Hinkle of the North Carolina National Guard reacted quickly on Monday when he saw a head-on crash in Shelby, N.C., local …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 9:30 am

Iran blocks flights to Iraq’s Kurdish region ahead of independence vote

IRBIL, Iraq — Iran blocked flights to and from the neighboring Iraqi region of Kurdistan on Sunday while holding military exercises on the border, the sharpest signals yet of its opposition to a Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq planned for …

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 9:19 am

Have We Learned Anything From The Iraq War Vote?

WASHINGTON ― If a president wants to go to war with another country ― say, North Korea, for example ― would Congress even try to stop him? In the aftermath of 9/11, no blunder was more tragic than the country’s war in Iraq. In that case …

Posted on 23 September 2017 | 4:01 am

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