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IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN 0

Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic State lines in Mosul’s Old City and three other districts, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters late on Sunday.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns

IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns 0

“International law is unambiguous. The protection of civilian lives is legal and moral duty that stands above all other objectives,” underscored the UN aid chief.

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USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans

USA POLITICS: 50 Percent Fewer Visas Issued in April to Citizens of Countries Covered by Trump’s Travel Bans 0

Trump, who has said the travel bans were intended to make Americans safer from attacks, signed an executive order on Jan. 27 barring people from the seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria 0

Described as Riyadh Declaration, the document was signed “to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its intellectual roots.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: US Firm in Iraq Ignores Theft, Alcohol Smuggling for F-16 Fighter Jets

IRAQ POLITICS: US Firm in Iraq Ignores Theft, Alcohol Smuggling for F-16 Fighter Jets 0

The fired investigators, Robert Cole and Kristie King, said they uncovered evidence Sallyport employees were involved in human trafficking for prostitution.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Fighting: Hundreds Flee, Others Return to Liberated Areas

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Fighting: Hundreds Flee, Others Return to Liberated Areas 0

“We are besieged in the Resala area. There are stray bullets from other areas where there is fighting; three children have died,” said Mohamed Sobhi.

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UK POLITICS: Fallon Calls Controversial Missiles Producer MBDA ‘Role Model’

UK POLITICS: Fallon Calls Controversial Missiles Producer MBDA ‘Role Model’ 0

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon called MBDA known for controversial arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Libya’s Gaddafi, a “role model” of cooperation.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Ruling Coalition Opposes Kurds’ Independence Referendum

IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Ruling Coalition Opposes Kurds’ Independence Referendum 0

Iraq’s Shi’ite ruling coalition would oppose Kurdish to hold a referendum on independence after defeat of Islamic State, its president, Ammar al-Hakim said.

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UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright

UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright 0

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC is prepared to go to court to demand that former Prime Minister Tony Blair not be prosecuted over the Iraq war.

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IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report

IRAQ POLITICS: ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Mosul: Report 0

IRAQ WAR: Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that the humanitarian plight of war-torn Mosul has “escalated to the limit.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Kushner, Flies Into Iraq With Top US General

IRAQ POLITICS: Kushner, Flies Into Iraq With Top US General 0

Marine General Joseph Dunford chairman of US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited Kushner,Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser, to accompany him.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Parliament Bans Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Kirkuk 0

Turkey, Iraq’s northern neighbor which has its own issues with Kurds and is in the midst of a crackdown on Kurdish militants, condemned the flag hoisting.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Battle Toward Landmark Mosul Mosque

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqi Forces Battle Toward Landmark Mosul Mosque 0

“My initial assessment is that we probably had a role in these casualties,” Townsend, the senior coalition commander in Iraq, told a Pentagon news briefing.

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IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand

IRAN POLITICS: 15 US Companies Sanctioned By Iran, List May Expand 0

Iran has announced retaliatory sanctions on 15 American companies over their support for Israeli crimes and terrorism two days after Washington imposed bans on nearly a dozen foreign companies or individuals for aiding the Islamic Republic.

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IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul

IRAQ POLITICS: 200 Civilians Killed By US-Led Forces in Mosul 0

Iraq War: American confirmation followed a decision by Iraqi government forces to pause their drive to recapture west Mosul.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul War: Civilian Casualties Increase 0

Mosul War Report Updates: “We are stunned by this terrible loss of life,” Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said in a statement.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Eastern Mosul Coming Back to Life

IRAQ POLITICS: Eastern Mosul Coming Back to Life 0

Eastern Mosul is coming back to life. In the few weeks since Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from this side of the city, markets have opened and bulldozers have begun to clear the debris left by battle.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Aid Convoys Enter Mosul, Bringing Relief, Suspicion

IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Aid Convoys Enter Mosul, Bringing Relief, Suspicion 0

The trucks carrying food, water and blankets from Shi’ite cities in southern Iraq are welcomed by hungry and war-weary residents of Mosul, Islamic State’s last major Iraqi stronghold.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis Pouring Out of Mosul Find No Shelter At Crowded Camps

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis Pouring Out of Mosul Find No Shelter At Crowded Camps 0

“We tried at Hammam al-Alil camp,” about 35 km (22 miles) south of Mosul, the 50-year-old said. “It was full.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire 0

“I have 18 bodies I need to bury — my brother’s family,” Faisal Umm Tayran, 50, said matter-of-factly. “They’re just lying in the garden at the moment.”

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