Iraq

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Globe Trot: Resurgence redux in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Al-Qaeda forces have gained control of Fallujah, a key battleground during the nearly 10-year U.S. war in Iraq. Its Anbar Province, where…

Post-traumatic stress

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Death threats continue for Iraq’s Christians after Christmas Day bombings

Globe Trot: Violence in Iraq linked to civil war in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Bombings in Baghdad today have killed at least 37, and gunmen killed the top security guard for President Jalal Talabani on Tuesday night in Sulaymania,

Globe Trot: Iraqi leader asks U.S. for ‘deeper security relationship’

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meet this afternoon at the White House. Maliki will be asking for “a deeper security…

Globe Trot: Syria's chemical weapons shell game

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: An elite Syrian military unit is scattering Syria’s stores of chemical weapons, making them harder to track. "U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies…

In war, reconciliation

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | The bombing of a Christian bookshop in northern Iraq was one of my first reporting assignments in the Middle East. It was about 1999, and it turned out that…

Globe Trot: U.S. embassies reopen but drone strikes continue

By Mindy Belz
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International | Shuttered U.S. diplomatic posts around the world reopened on Sunday, except for the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. Heightened alerts—and a…

Globe Trot: Snowden gets asylum in Russia

By Mindy Belz
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International | Shower much? Edward Snowden has received documents allowing him to leave the Moscow airport, according to his lawyer, but it’s unclear whether he will…

A lesson from Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | The Middle East needs less talk about democracy and more about good government

Globe Trot: Civil war looms in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | Nobody wants a return to civil war in Iraq, but events are moving in that direction. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has become too divisive to stop it.

Midday Roundup: Obama supporters rewarded with Cabinet posts

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Appointments. President Barack Obama made two more Cabinet appointments Thursday morning, tapping Penny Pritzker as commerce secretary and Michael Froman as…

Globe Trot: Insecurity in Egypt, the French in Mali, Brazil fire, Christians deaths in Iraq …

By Mindy Belz
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International | The Egyptian government declared emergency law in three canal region cities following recent violence and demonstrations. Cairo scholar Essam Abdalla told me…

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