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Deaths in attack on Iraq police patrol

Eight people killed, including a mother and three children, in bomb attack in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighbourhood.

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Deaths in Iraq shooting and suicide attacks

Soldiers and civilians attacked by gunfire and a suicide car bombing in Sunni-majority areas a month before elections.

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Car bomb hits Lebanese army checkpoint

At least three soldiers killed in suicide car bomb attack on army checkpoint in border town of Arsal, officials say.

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Car bomb kills three soldiers in attack on Lebanese army checkpoint

Border town attack hit just hours after a speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

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Erdogan’s name and face dominate as Turkey heads to the polls

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The prime minister is not even standing in Sunday’s local elections, but in the divided capital the talk is of no one elseTurkey may be in turmoil and the vast city of Istanbul in ferment, bridling at the antics of a government struggling to cope with scandal and sleaze, but in Kasimpasa quarter, the prime minister’s troubles raise barely a shrug.A conservative, lower-middle-class district bordering the Golden Horn and predominantly inhabited by Turks from the Black Sea coast, Kasimpasa loves Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the powerful prime minister increasingly reviled across Turkey and tarnished internationally.

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Syrian crisis: where the US stands on Assad, the rebels and the refugees

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As the fourth year of conflict begins, the US prepares to reassess its policy with a Senate foreign relations committee this weekVladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula have dominated US foreign policy in the last few weeks, and President Barack Obama, at a European summit, lambasted the Russian leader for being a menace to the international system built over decades. But this Middle East returns to the agenda as the Senate foreign relations committee held a hearing Wednesday on “what’s next” for US policy in Syria after the latest round of failed peace talks in Geneva.Syria entered its fourth year of conflict in mid-March, with no signs it will abate soon. The regional nature of the conflict has alarmed many countries and international groups, as desperate refugees have fled abroad and armed clashes erupted along borders with neighboring countries.The situation and our options may have grown more complicated, but we believe there is still strong, bipartisan support in the Senate for developing and implementing a comprehensive Syria strategy, one that will break the stalemate on the ground and enable a political solution that paves the way for Assads exit.The Syrian government’s massive and indiscriminate use of violence is the single most important factor driving the humanitarian crisis The report is very clear on this and in pointing to the government’s failure to implement the resolution’s provisions.

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Stop Booting Little Girls From School for What They Look Like, America

A girl, 9, shaves her head in solidarity with a friend who’s in chemo, and she gets suspended from school. Another girl, 8, wears t-shirts, jeans and sneakers, and she gets suspended, too. Their institutions have different reasons, but the result is the same: bullshit expectations put on little girls.Read more…

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18 People Abducted in Baghdad Are Found Dead

The bodies were dumped on a farm near the predominantly Sunni neighborhood where they were rounded up the night before, according to the police.

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Iraq Police Find Bodies of 18 Sunnis; Bombs Kill 4

Police found the corpses of 18 Sunni men Friday shot near a town just north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said, hours after they were abducted by gunmen wearing military uniforms.

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Mursi supporters prepare for crackdown on protest camps

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi rallied on Sunday to demand his reinstatement, even as officials said a “gradual” break-up of their protest camps was imminent. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Wave of car bombings target Iraqi Shiites, killing 55

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Seventeen car bombs exploded in Iraq on Monday, killing at least 55 people in predominantly Shiite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents including al Qaeda stepped up attacks this year. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Al-Qaeda prison raids raise fears of Iraq civil war

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Yousef Ali had just sat down at his home near Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison a little after 9pm on Sunday to break his Ramadan fast, when he was startled by the sound of explosions from the direction of the prison. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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July deadliest month this year in Iraq, 626 killed

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Attacks mainly targeting Iraqi security forces killed 16 people on Tuesday, bringing July’s death toll to 626, the highest monthly figure in a year marked by spiralling violence. A further 1,395 people were wounded up to July 23, according to reports from security and medical sources. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Al-Qaeda says it freed 500 inmates in Iraq jailbreak

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility on Tuesday for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free in the operation, one of its most brazen in Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, formed earlier this year through a merger of al-Qaeda’s affiliates in Syria and Iraq, said it had stormed Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib jail and another, some 20 kilometres north of capital, after months of preparation. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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US congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels

<!– google_ad_section_start –> President Barack Obama will move forward with a plan for the United States to arm the struggling Syrian rebels after some congressional concerns were eased, officials said on Monday. “We believe we are in a position that the administration can move forward,” House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said. The White House announced in June that it would offer military aid to vetted groups of Syrian rebels after two years of balking at directly sending arms to the opposition. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Wave of bombings kills 65 in Baghdad

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Twelve car bombs and a roadside bomb hit the city of Baghdad, while another bomb exploded in Madain to the south of the capital, a police colonel and a  medical official said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Iraqi officials: Bomb explodes in Sunni mosque in central Iraq, killing at least 10

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