Iraqi Jihadists Order Genital Mutilation Of All Women

Iraqi Jihadists Order Genital Mutilation Of All Women

Geneva (AFP) -- Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and ...

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Officials: U.S. Knew Three Days Before Mosul Fell That Islamic State Was Moving Forces

Officials: U.S. Knew Three Days Before Mosul Fell That Islamic State Was Moving Forces

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State's offensive in north ...

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Proud Sunni Neighborhood Writhes Under Iraq’s Shiite Security Forces

Proud Sunni Neighborhood Writhes Under Iraq’s Shiite Security Forces

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD -- He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous dis ...

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Obama: Keep Calm Amid Global Turmoil

Obama: Keep Calm Amid Global Turmoil

Washington (AFP) -- President Barack Obama has a simple message for critics who charge that cascading global crises have left his foreign policy flatfooted and U.S. power enfeeble ...

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Weeks Of Combat In Iraq Show Shiite Militias Have Few Offensive Capabilities

Weeks Of Combat In Iraq Show Shiite Militias Have Few Offensive Capabilities

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq -- The sectarian Shiite militias that the government in Baghdad has dispatched to fill the void created by the collapse o ...

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Iraqi Shiite Fighters Of Balad Provide Bulwark For Baghdad

Iraqi Shiite Fighters Of Balad Provide Bulwark For Baghdad

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BALAD, Iraq -- The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as ...

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In Iraq’s Most Sacred City, A Governor From Michigan Holds Sway

In Iraq’s Most Sacred City, A Governor From Michigan Holds Sway

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Foreign Staff NAJAF, Iraq -- The governor of Iraq's most sacred territory is a slick-haired, sharp-dressed, foul-mouthed, sleep-deprived workaholic who' ...

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In Iraq, Death Toll Rises Among Shiite Recruits Battling Insurgency

In Iraq, Death Toll Rises Among Shiite Recruits Battling Insurgency

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times NAJAF, Iraq -- The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mor ...

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GOP Strategy For Middle East, Iraq Lacks Cohesion

GOP Strategy For Middle East, Iraq Lacks Cohesion

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign pol ...

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U.S. Teen Charged With Trying To Help Jihadists

U.S. Teen Charged With Trying To Help Jihadists

Los Angeles (AFP) - A U.S. teenager who agreed to marry a fighter from the militant network that is threatening to overrun Iraq has been arrested and charged with trying to help a ...

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