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Isis destroys historic Temple of Bel in Syria

Earlier this month Isis released footage of the decapitated body of 82-year-old antiquities department chief Khaled Asaad, whose body was later hung from Palmyra's ruins.


Mass uprising is shaking up Iraq

Iraq has witnessed a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Tahrir Square.


Dark plots in the Middle East?

A quiet meeting this past March in Saudi Arabia, and a recent anonymous leak from the Israeli military, set the stage for what may be a new and wider war in the Middle East.


Why the U.S. concealed its chemical weapons role in Iraq

From 2004 to 2011, the Pentagon covered up injuries to U.S. troops in Iraq from chemical weaponry supplied to Saddam Hussein in the 80s by the U.S. and other countries.


Iraq’s Communist Party condemns ISIS

The Communist Party of Iraq has issued a statement, dated September 2014, regarding the recent barbaric attacks launched in that country by ISIS.


Is Iraq breaking up?

A significant section of the Iraqi public is not willing to let the country split up.


Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.


War talk re Syria ratchets up

But it is spurring worries of another misguided U.S. military undertaking, escalating war and chaos, with the people of the region bearing the brunt.


Iraq: The struggle for new labor and trade union laws

Progress on enacting a new trade union law in Iraq is still stalled.


Experts put Iraq death toll at nearly 500,000

The first major study into the human cost of the Iraq war in eight years has found that nearly half a million people died because of the U.S.-led invasion.

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