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    New Iraqi president wins accolades as mediator, but task is huge

    Iraq’s Parliament on Thursday elected a soft-spoken Kurdish Islamic scholar as president amid hopes _ and some uncertainty _ that he will be able to save this oil-rich country from dismemberment at the hands of a radical Islamist army.

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:38 PM

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    Kurds settle on candidate to be Iraq’s president, clearing way for vote

    Iraq’s Kurdish political bloc settled late Wednesday on a veteran politician from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to be its nominee to be Iraq’s next president, a decision that seemed likely to clear the way for his election to the...

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:10 AM

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    100 candidates vie for Iraq presidency in sign system is out of control

    Iraq’s parliament will meet Wednesday to elect a new president, a crucial step toward naming a new prime minister and government, but questions are growing about whether anyone can save the country after the collapse of its army and the l...

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:06 PM

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    Islamic State thwarts Syrian government forces on two fronts

    Syrian government troops failed on two fronts Monday to reverse gains by fighters loyal to the Islamic State, a sign that the insurgents who’ve captured half of Iraq are capable of battling Syria’s government as well.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:46 AM

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    Syria fights to free gas field from Islamic State

    The Syrian military and the Islamic State engaged in fierce battle Saturday as the government tried unsuccessfully to dislodge the radical Islamists from a gas field seized two days earlier in an attack marked by the executions of 200 soldiers, ...

    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM

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    Islamic State seizes major Syrian oil fields, aids Assad regime

    Extremist fighters of the Islamic State, already in control of a third of Iraqi territory, are on the attack in Syria, where they’ve seized more oil fields, facilitated the Assad regime’s advance in Aleppo and started a new offensiv...

    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM

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    Islamic State consolidates control of eastern Syria with fall of Deir el Zour

    Extremists of the Islamic State on Monday seized nearly all of Deir el Zour, the last town not under their control in eastern Syria, after executing the emir of a rival jihadi group, the Nusra Front, anti-government activists reported.

    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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    Syrian opposition plan to oust Islamist extremists awaits U.S. hearing

    Syria’s pro-western opposition has developed a plan to oust extremists of the self-styled “Islamic State” from their base in Syria and protect Syrian civilians living in rebel-held areas, but it is waiting for the Obama adminis...

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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    Al Qaida affiliate declares ‘emirate’

    One week after radical Islamists in Iraq declared a “Caliphate” spanning the Iraqi-Syria border with its capital in Mosul, Al Qaida’s affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra, said it is setting up an “Emirate” in besie...

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

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    1,000 Syrian rebels defect to Islamic State in sign it’s still strengthening

    A Syrian rebel brigade defected to the Islamic State this week, a sign that the extremist group continues to build strength after seizing vast territories in western Iraq and eastern Syria, anti-government activists said Tuesday.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 5:44 PM

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