Category: Middle East

U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight

Two months after President Trump took office, indications are mounting that the military is deepening its involvement in complex wars that lack clear outcomes.

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F.B.I. Arrests Iraqi Refugees Related to American’s Kidnapper

The two refugees in Virginia are accused of failing to disclose that a brother had been involved in the 2004 kidnapping of an American contractor in Iraq.

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Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

Read about how the other side thinks. We have collected political writing from around the web and across ideologies.

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U.S. ‘Probably Had a Role’ in Mosul Deaths, Commander Says

Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend’s remarks were the fullest acceptance of responsibility by an American commander over a March 17 strike that killed more than 100 civilians.

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U.N. Urges Iraq and Allies to Rethink Tactics as Airstrikes Kill Civilians

With Islamic State militants apparently using human shields in Mosul, the United Nations human rights chief called for “an urgent review” of strategy.

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Iranian Art Gallery Cancels Its Part in New York Show, Citing Trump’s Travel Ban

The owners of the Ag Galerie didn’t want to risk traveling to the United States, or having art held up in customs.

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