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Voice of America – Middle East

  • Iraq's military said Wednesday its forces recaptured control of more areas from Kurdish fighters, including the Mosul Dam, after carrying out an operation to reclaim the city of Kirkuk and oil fields in the northern part of the country. The military statement said "security has been restored" in Kirkuk. Kurds had taken control of the area in 2014 during the
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    Published on 10-18-17
    4 hours ago
  • The U.S.-led coalition to defeat Islamic State says local forces have retaken 87% of the territory once held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But as the terror group’s defeat becomes imminent in Iraq, Iraqis are starting to shift their focus to a more complicated dispute: Iraqi Kurds’ desire for independence. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the dispute
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    Published on 10-17-17
    5 hours ago
  • Israel says it will not talk with a Palestinian government that includes the militant group Hamas unless a number of demands are met. "The government of Israel will not carry out political negotiations with a Palestinian government that relies on Hamas, a terror organization which calls for the destruction of Israel," a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office Tuesday.
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    Published on 10-17-17
    9 hours ago
  • Officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government are accusing Iran of playing a key role in the fall of disputed territories in northern Iraq including the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, a claim rejected by Iranian officials. This week the Iraqi government forces backed by Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) marched into the Kurdish-controlled disputed territories after Kurdish forces known as Peshmerga withdrew
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    Published on 10-17-17
    9 hours ago
  • U.S. lawmakers hailed the apparent liberation of Raqqa, Syria, as a major milestone in the fight against Islamic State, but cautioned that the terrorist group retains the ability to mount attacks in Europe and elsewhere, and that the ultimate defeat of IS will occur beyond the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. "It's a great step in combating ISIS. Raqqa is
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    Published on 10-17-17
    12 hours ago
  • U.S. officials are increasingly worried tensions between Iraq's government and Iraqi Kurdish officials are playing right into the hands of the two forces Washington most wants to contain in the region: the Islamic State terror group and Iran. So far, Kurdish Peshmerga forces seem to have been willing to cede ground, leaving bases and checkpoints as Iraqi forces move swiftly
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    Published on 10-17-17
    15 hours ago
  • “Call someone Arab inside the city and then you can go in,” the Iraqi Special Forces soldier told my Kurdish colleague as we pulled into the main entrance of Kirkuk city. “Really? But we are journalists!” my colleague replied, hoping to skirt the rule by sounding shocked.   “Just joking,” the soldier said, laughing.  “You can go in.” At that,
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    Published on 10-17-17
    17 hours ago
  • A U.N. report warns gender inequality and the denial of reproductive rights and family planning threatens development goals, weakens national economies and will undermine efforts to eliminate poverty by 2030. In its annual State of World Population report, the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) describes the poorest women in most developing countries as the most powerless members of society.   It says
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    Published on 10-17-17
    17 hours ago
  • Unless the courts intervene, President Donald Trump’s latest order restricting travel goes into effect Wednesday just after midnight Eastern Daylight Time. The order would largely ban travelers from seven countries and certain government officials from Venezuela. It also would subject Iraqi nationals to increased security screening before entry to the U.S. Protests were held in Seattle and Los Angeles on
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    Published on 10-17-17
    18 hours ago
  • The United States, which has supported Iraqi forces and helped train Kurdish fighters, is urging calm in the skirmish over Kirkuk. President Donald Trump weighed in Monday saying Washington will “not take sides” in the clashes. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has more.
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    Published on 10-17-17
    18 hours ago

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