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As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard

BAGHDAD - Within hours of last week's Paris attacks...social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his...about Paris and not about the attacks in Baghdad every day," the recent law school graduate...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/world-mourns-paris-many-mide
Nation and World
Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

BAGHDAD - As the deadly attacks in Paris made horrifically...tore through a Shiite memorial service in Baghdad, killing 21 people.IS activity outside...example," said Hisham al-Hashimi, a Baghdad-based expert on IS. "They want an attack...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-16/paris-attacks-signal-move-to
Nation and World
Iraq's economy hurt by IS war, low oil prices

BAGHDAD - In business since the 1960s, Karim al-Aboudi's family has seen Iraq's...suffered a serious economic decline after the Shiite-led government in Baghdad started losing territory to the Sunni militants of the Islamic State group...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/iraqs-economy-hurt-war-low-oil-prices
Not For Web
After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped through dragnet

...The car was later found abandoned, with three Kalashnikovs inside.___Philippe Sotto in Paris, Qassim Abdul-Zahra in Baghdad, Eric Tucker in Washington and Raf Casert in Brussels contributed to this report.___This story fixes a typo in the 2nd...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-16/after-paris-attacks-fugitive
Nation and World
My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day

...Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait, his combat experience may explain why he chose not to expand that war by ordering troops to Baghdad to remove Hussein from power. Curtis LeMay is another World War II pilot remembered for his courage. As a lieutenant colonel...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-13/my-turn-dissenting-view-veterans-day
Opinion
Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...Thursday, twin suicide bombings in Beirut killed at least 43 people and wounded more than 200, and 26 people died Friday in Baghdad in a suicide blast and a roadside bombing that targeted Shiites.The militant group also said it bombed a Russian plane that...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-15/eiffel-tower-goes-dark-franc
Nation and World
Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is ready...best-trained and equipped troops to defend Baghdad, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press...or around a major Shiite shrine north of Baghdad.These weaknesses were highlighted when...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/iraqi-prime-ministers-focus-defend-ba
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Photo: Beanies for Baghdad

...Sorority, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping those in need, pose around stuffed animals they collected for the Beanies for Baghdad program (www.beaniesforbaghdad.com). The stuffed animals, along with hats, gloves and school supplies are sent to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092608/nei_337196402.shtml
Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

BAGHDAD - The Islamic State extremist group launched...further threaten Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad. Nearly a decade ago, Ramadi was one...resentment toward the Shiite-led government in Baghdad to secure their position among predominantly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/militants-seize-iraqi-villages-near-r
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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...militiamen swept into this Sunni city north of Baghdad.Recapturing Tikrit is seen as a key...the Tigris River about 80 miles north of Baghdad. Several of Saddam's palaces remain...the Islamic State's advance, and the Baghdad government's inexperience in handling...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/two-fronts-iraqi-forces-battle-islami
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