Wednesday, July 23, 2014


News and Features from the Middle East

Mosul Expulsion Ends Centuries-Old Christian Community

When Mosul's Christians fled for their lives, their once vibrant and centuries-old community scattered to the winds. Who were Mosul's Christians?
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Christians Say Terror Drove Them From Mosul

Iraqi Christians who fled Mosul say a mounting campaign of terror by the Islamic State drove them to flee their city en masse. RFE/RL spoke with a refugee from Mosul about her experience.
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Iranian Satellite Jamming Causes Storm Of Controversy

The Iranian government's signal jamming has been blamed for the failure to forecast a deadly storm last month in Tehran.
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Iraq Postpones Vote For President

Iraq's parliament has postponed a vote for a new president after adjourning for the day.
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Suicide Bomber Strikes Baghdad, Killing 21

At least 21 people were killed and 35 wounded in a suicide car-bomb attack in Baghdad late on July 22.
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Photogallery Wave Of Forgiveness Washes Over Iran

Despite the regime's endorsement of capital punishment as a crime deterrent, a wave of mercy and forgiveness has gripped Iran.
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Iraq Attacks Kill 16

Attacks in two Iraqi cities overnight killed at least 16 people as the fighting between Sunni extremists from the Islamic State group continued unabated.
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Iraqi Christian Leader Condemns Sunni Militants

The head of Iraq's largest church has condemned the Sunni Islamists who drove Christians out of Mosul.
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Iran Removes Stockpile Under Nuke Deal

A nuclear watchdog says Iran has eliminated its most-sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas as pledged under a temporary nuclear deal signed with six world powers last year.
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Islamic State Claims Baghdad Bombings

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for a series of car bombings in mainly Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad that killed at least 27 people.
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