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Iraq's Sadr Militia Agrees to Disband, Surrender Weapons to Baghdad
Russian and Turkish Presidents Meet in Ankara
Pentagon Not Yet Ready to Declare Victory Over ISIS in Iraq
Iraq's Kurdish Government Cuts Ties With Yazidi Forces
Foreign Fighters From Iraq, Syria Join IS in Afghanistan
U.S. Agency to Help Iraq Recover From ISIS
Syrian Government Returns to Geneva Talks
After Fall of ISIS, Iraq's Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces
The Pundits Were Wrong About Assad and the Islamic State
Chaldean Foundation Plans $30 Million Project, Community Center Expansion
The Assyrians of Chicago
Yazidis Caught in 'Political Football' Between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds
Syrian Forces Reclaim Large Desert Land From ISIS in Eastern Syria
Turkish Army Convoy Enters Northwest Syria
Iraqi PM Declares 'End Of War Against IS' In Iraq
The Next Battle in Syria
With the Fight Won Against IS, It's Time for Iraq's War on Corruption
Iraq Launches ISIS Desert Offensive, Russia Offers Help
Assyrians Face New 'Catastrophe' As Militias Attack Nineveh Plain: Assyrian MP
Turkish Assyrians: Jerusalem Belongs to 3 Faiths, Not 1
An Assyrian Story
The Plight of the Chaldean Catholic Church
Lebanese Priest Discusses the Threats to Christianity
The Problem of Turkish Revisionism
Putin Says IS Suffers 'Complete Defeat' in Eastern Syria
228 Men in Northern Raqqa Forced to Join Kurdish Ranks
US Coalition Made Secret Deals With ISIS in Syria
Assyrians Say They Can't Go Home Without International Protection
Pence Firms Up Support for Persecuted Assyrians in Meeting With Iraqi Archbishop
Terrorists Destroyed Over 120 Churches in Syria -- Patriarch of Antioch
ISIS Begins Mass Retreat From Syria, Iraq to Egypt, North Africa
U.S. Once Again Calls for Dialogue Between Iraqi, Kurdish Governments
Iraqis Fear Earthquakes, Terrorism Could Lead to Dam Catastrophe
Coalition Says Fewer Than 3,000 IS Fighters Remain in Iraq and Syria
Ecumenical US Conference Highlights Persecution of Christians
Church Organisations Have Saved Syrian Christianity From Extinction
Can the US-Turkey Marriage Be Saved?
Iraq Child Marriage Bill Draws U.N. Ire
Putin: Almost All Syrian Territory Freed, Including Historic Christian Regions
Iraq Facing 'dangerous' Water Shortage
The Battle Against Islamic State
UN, France to Hold International Meeting to Support Lebanon
UK Suspends Aid to Syrian Opposition Over Fears of Money Going to 'Extremists'
Iraqi Officials Slam French Call to Disarm Shiite Militias
Turkey Confiscating Christian Property, Prohibiting Christians From Worshiping
Kurdish Forces Announce IS Defeat in Eastern Syria
Financial Misdoing Charges Mount Against Turkey's Erdogan
France's Macron Calls on Iraq to Dismantle All Militias
50 Percent of Yezidis Abducted By ISIS Still Remain Under Captivity
Restoration of Assyrians in Nineveh Faces New Obstacle As Kurds Square Off Against Iraq
A Call for Help From the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholics to European NGOs
Syrian Government Negotiator Quits Geneva Talks
Mattis Suggests Change in Posture Toward Kurdish YPG
Clashes Continue Between Kurds, Iran-Allied Shiite Militias in Iraq
Tensions Rise in Turkey Over Syrian Refugees
Iraqi Assyrians Tell UN Christian Presence is Key to Regional Stability
Assyrian Archbishop Champions Awareness of Persecuted Christians in Mideast
How ISIL Changed the Oil Map of Iraq
Erdogan Helped Turks Evade Iran Sanctions
Turkey Squeezed Between American Hammer, Russian Anvil on Syrian Stage
Summaries

Iraq's Sadr Militia Agrees to Disband, Surrender Weapons to Baghdad

By Carlo Muñoz

The paramilitary wing of influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al Sadr on Monday agreed to disband its forces and hand over its cache of weapons to the Iraqi government, making it the first Shia militia to lay down its arms in the aftermath of Islamic State's defeat in the country.

Pentagon Not Yet Ready to Declare Victory Over ISIS in Iraq

By Jamie McIntyre

While congratulating Iraqi forces for making "considerable progress" against "a determined enemy," the Pentagon on Monday stopped short of endorsing the weekend declaration from Iraq's leader that final victory over the Islamic State has been achieved in his country.

Iraq's Kurdish Government Cuts Ties With Yazidi Forces

By Idris Okuducu

Northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has severed all operational ties with 15,000 Ezidi Peshmerga fighters currently deployed in Mosul's Sinjar district due to their "failure to obey orders", according to KRG officials.

Foreign Fighters From Iraq, Syria Join IS in Afghanistan

(AFP) -- French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in northern Afghanistan where the militants have established new bases, multiple international and Afghan sources have told AFP.

U.S. Agency to Help Iraq Recover From ISIS

By Ahmed Aboulenein

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -- The United States is committed to helping Iraq recover from three years of war against Islamic State despite President Donald Trump cutting the foreign aid budget, a senior official in its main government aid agency has said. Thomas Staal, the Counselor of the U.S.


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