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EU states say taking ISIS recruits back "not as easy" as Trump thinks

Brussels -- U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria received a mixed reaction Monday, as nations voiced concerns about how to bring home-grown ISIS extremists to trial.


State Department uses social media targeted at Iranian citizens to pressure 'corrupt' regime

The Trump administration on Tuesday made a direct appeal to the Iranian people to reject what it called the “corrupt religious mafia” running their country, rolling out a targeted social media campaign to paint the government in Tehran as an oppressive force more focused on exporting violence and fu


Exclusive: Iran-backed groups corner Iraq's postwar scrap metal market - sources

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State militants as car bombs and other metal debris left by the war in Iraq are now helping fund their Iran-backed enemies, industry sources say.


Hundreds of Protesters Demonstrated at the British Museum Against Its Relationship With Oil Giant BP

BP maintains sponsorships at the museum and other British institutions. The British Museum is standing by its controversial partnership with energy giant BP despite an enormous climate change protest that unfolded at the museum over the weekend.


Iraq bulks up border presence as IS escapees try to enter

As the battle for a few square miles of Islamic State (IS) territory left on the Syrian side of Baghouz continues, Iraqi security forces have stepped up their border presence to prevent infiltration.


Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum

Hundreds of people have occupied the British Museum in protest against its relationship with longstanding sponsor BP and to highlight that the multinational lobbied the UK government to help it gain access to Iraq’s oil reserves prior to the war in the country.


U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

(Reuters) - The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.


Al Qaeda is growing again in Syria, British intelligence chief warns

Munich, Germany (CNN)The head of Britain's MI6 intelligence agency has warned of a resurgence of al Qaeda in Syria's ungoverned areas. In a rare on-the-record meeting with journalists on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Alex Younger, known as "C" or Chief in Britain's foreign intelli


Acting Defense chief Shanahan tries to smooth ruffled feathers in Iraq over Trump's troop remarks

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sought to cool simmering tensions on a visit to Iraq this week over President Trump’s suggestion the U.S. could keep a large contingent of troops in the country to “watch” Iran and prevent a resurgence of terrorist violence.


Iraq immigrant worked tirelessly to start Portsmouth wrestling team

There are very few young men as impressive as 17-year-old Ali Alrobaiay, a junior 132-pounder who wrestles at Portsmouth (N.H.) High. And it has nothing to do with his performance on the mat. Prior to last weekend’s Division 2 state meet, in which he placed fifth, he sported a modest 13-11 record.


Iraqi man convicted in Sweden of war crimes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – A Swedish court has convicted a man who fought against the Islamic State group in Iraq of war crimes for posting macabre pictures and videos on Facebook.


Syria preparing to reopen public border-crossing with Iraq: report

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Republic is preparing to reopen their border-crossing with Iraq as the area around the city of Albukamal has been declared safe for the first time in years.


Undefeated, ISIS Is Back in Iraq

Erbil, Iraq—Inside a prison in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, vanquished Islamic State fighters who once swept through much of the country now mill about sullenly on a bare, tiled floor, reflecting on a cause they insist will endure. Many spend hours in fierce debate, apparently undeterred by their m


How ISIS was brought to its knees: Bloodthirsty army of jihadis was an hour from Baghdad and declared a Caliphate - but a grinding military campaign opposed by many has now cornered the last 1,000 in a small Syrian town

Rampaging ISIS fighters were just an hour from Baghdad when a fleet of US Apache attack helicopters were scrambled to check their devastating advance with a hail of bullets and bombs.


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The Zanj Revolt: A Slave War in Medieval Iraq

After generations of oppression, an army of slaves rose up to challenge the Abbasid Caliphate. The Zanj revolt was a major slave uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate that took place in the marshlands of Southern Iraq (al-Bata‘ih) and Southern Iran (al-Ahwaz) during the ninth century. Between the y


Honor Flight Scheduled For Wounded Vets Of Gulf War, Iraq & Afghanistan

Northwest Iowa — While recent “honor flights” have recognized veterans of World War Two, Korea and Vietnam, a new honor flight is being organized for those who served in conflicts in the Middle East.


Terror group's photo of LA building raising security concerns

LOS ANGELES -- A terrorist group posted a disturbing image showing an explosion at a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper. The photoshopped image shows an explosion at the top of the AON tower in downtown Los Angeles.


Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad to support Iraq, discuss Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced visit during which he said he would stress the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and broach the issue of the future of U.S. troops there.


BAE Gets $873M For AMPVs, Spelling The End of The ‘Aluminum Coffin’ M113

In Iraq, M113 variants were deemed too vulnerable to roadside bombs and confined to base. But in a fast-moving mechanized war in Eastern Europe, the armored brigades would need support vehicles that stand a chance against Russian firepower.