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In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey
U.S. Seeks to Build Lean Iraqi Force to Fight the Islamic State
Australian MPs Discuss Safe Haven for Iraq's Assyrians At UN Security Council Meeting
Syria's Civil War Still Rages in the Heart of the Old Christian World
Mosul Residents: ISIS Group Cuts Phones in Iraq City
Armenian Genocide Bill Brought to Turkish Parliament
Lebanese Sunnis Who Fought in Syria's War Are Returning Home Radicalized
Iraq Finance Minister Urges Battle Against Graft in Military
Pope Francis Visit: Turkey's Christians Face Tense Times
With Incentives and Brute Force, Islamic State Subduing Tribes in Syria, Iraq
Hagel's Departure Reveals Obama's Underestimation of the Threat From the Islamic State
Christians Stand Fast Against ISIL Terror in Syria's Aleppo
Soccer Club Real Madrid Removes Cross From Logo to Appease UAE Bank
ISIS Fails to Take Iraq's Oil-rich Kirkuk
Turkish Christians, Migrants and Refugees Waiting for Pope Francis
Assyrians in California Collect Winter Gear for Iraqi Refugees
Kurds Control Iraq Internet Due to Baghdad Bureaucracy
Isis Threatens Future Oil Supplies, Warns IEA
What Are the Chances of a Political Solution for Syria?
Kurds, Shiites Contest Iraqi Territory Regained From ISIS
Isis Execute Two Female Parliamentary Candidates in Mosul
Battle of Mosul Will Be 'easy,' Iraqi Governor Says
Kurdish Independence Good for Iraq: Iraqi Politician
Future Uncertain for Baghdad-Erbil Oil Cooperation
Russia Looking Into Initiating UN Action on Protecting Christians in the Middle East
Turkey's Remaining Assyrian Christians Dream of Better Times
Egypt and Cyprus Freeze Out Turkey in Possible Gas Deal
Hezbollah Arrives in Iraq
No Letup in Flight of Iraqi Christians Into Lebanon
Isis Kobani Insurgent Pleads for Support As Kurdish Forces Advance
Summaries

U.S. Seeks to Build Lean Iraqi Force to Fight the Islamic State

By Missy Ryan and Erin Cunningham

After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries over the past dozen years, the U.S. military is shifting strategy against the Islamic State, choosing to train a smaller number of Iraqi soldiers rather than trying to stand up an entire army anew.

Syria's Civil War Still Rages in the Heart of the Old Christian World

By Ruth Sherlock

Nine-year-old Laurini had just arrived at school when the mortar fell into the playground, the shrapnel tearing into her small body. Standing on the corner of a narrow alley of Damascus' Old City, her father, Isam Bachour, scrolled through the photographs on his iPad of his daughter in a wheelchair.

Mosul Residents: ISIS Group Cuts Phones in Iraq City

(AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Armenian Genocide Bill Brought to Turkish Parliament

Sebahat Tuncel, member of the Turkish Parliament representing the Peoples' Democratic Party has submitted a bill, urging President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to publicly apologize for the Armenian Genocide, Ermenihaber.am reports, quoting Turkish Ensonhaber website.

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