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U.S. Lawmakers Object To Loosening Visa Rules For Some Iranians

The Obama administration's plan to loosen tough new visa requirements for businessmen and journalists who travel to Iran touched off strong resistance in Congress on February 10. More

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced he will replace politically appointed ministers in his cabinet with technocrats and academics.

Iraqi Premier Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced he would reshuffle his cabinet and appoint technocrats to replace ministers appointed because of their political affiliations. More

Iraq Said Unlikely To Retake Mosul From Islamic State This Year

An Iraqi-led operation to retake the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul is unlikely to take place this year, a top U.S. intelligence official said on February 9. More

Employees work at strengthening the Mosul dam in northern Iraq on February 3.

Iraq's Mosul Dam Seen At High Risk Of Failing, Deluging Millions

Iraq's Mosul dam, already the world's most dangerous, is increasingly at risk of a spectacular failure that would deluge millions of people downstream, according to a U.S. study released by the Iraqi parliament. More

Iraqi Army Captures Areas Around Ramadi

Iraqi forces say they have recaptured territory around the western city of Ramadi from the Islamic State (IS) group. More

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Video Fukuyama: 'Putinism,' Radical Islam No Alternative To Liberal Democracy

Political scientist Francis Fukuyama says both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Islamic State extremist group seek to create alternatives to liberal democracy -- and each will fail.
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